It is not uncommon to find women on construction sites or in garages. They are welders, machinists, surveyors and even construction workers. If you are one of the powerful women on this workforce, then you know that it can be difficult to find a pair of work boots that are made for your feminine foot.

Often women had to resort to buying smaller sized men’s safety boots, to meet all of the requirements for their job. While the smaller sized men’s work boots may have been capable of protecting their feet, they were not comfortable at all. A woman’s foot is not only typically smaller, it is also narrower as well. The extra room in men’s footwear could cause painful rubbing and chafing, which can be unbearable when you are on your feet all day.

Manufacturers of men’s work boots have noticed the number of women needing work boots has been increasing, and they have designed protective footwear that was created with a woman’s foot in mind. If you need a pair of work boots that meet all safety requirements, and are also comfortable, we have found some that will meet all of your expectations.

The Best Steel Toe Boots for Women

Timberland PRO Women’s 72399 Titan 6″ Safety-Toe Boot

Lightweight and durable, these women’s safety boots are also approved for use around electrical currents. The shoe width is 9” to help ensure a comfortable fit, and the toe box is still wide enough to prevent your toes from rubbing. The thick non slip rubber sole is oil and chemical resistant so you can safely walk around in garages and machine shops, while also giving your comfortable stability. Additional midsole and heel cushioning help to keep your feet comfortable when you are standing on hard surfaces, and the odor resistant lining helps to keep your feet dry while also preventing embarrassing foot odor.

SafetyGirl GS002 Nubuck Leather Steel Toe Waterproof Womens Work Boot

Constructed from soft nubuck leather, these women’s work boots are comfortable and flexible. The waterproof construction makes them ideal for working outdoors, and the thick rubber sole not only protects your feet but also gives your all of the traction you need to cover slick or uneven terrain. The steel toe plating will protect your toes from falling objects, and the padded ankle collar not only gives you support but will also help keep out dirt and debris.

Dr. Martens Ironbridge Safety Toe Boot

Dr. Marten boots and footwear has long been associated with comfort and long lasting protection. Designed to support and cushion a woman’s foot, these steel toe boots also meet all safety requirements. They are water resistant and give you plenty of traction for walking uphill or on slick surfaces. Oil and chemical resistant, they are also approved for use around electrical currents. Padded insoles and cushioning also keep your feet comfortable, even when you are standing on hard surfaces every day. The inner shoe lining also helps to keep your feet dry and comfortable, even during the heat of the summer months.

Tessa Hammond

Tessa Hammond

Tessa is a highly respected welder in a field that is dominated by men, and she wants to make sure that other women can find the safety gear they need to succeed. Her reviews of safety boots are geared towards women, and are designed to help them find the right footwear for their job. Whether it is waterproof boots for muddy construction sites or ones that are insulated, Tessa has made it her mission to review them all.
Tessa Hammond