If you are a mechanic then there are two things that you are always looking for in a pair of work boots. You need the boots to be resistant to oil and chemical spills, and they need to be comfortable.

Standing on the hard concrete floor all day can be painful if your work boots do not have the cushioning and support that you need. You also need a pair of work boots that can help prevent painful falls and slips on slick oil or chemical spills. Work boots for mechanics also need to be durable, and it never hurts if the footwear is flexible as well.

Safety is always a concern in any machine or auto shop, and steel toe plating is design to protect your toes from falling objects. With all this in mind, it can be difficult to find a pair of work boots that meet all the requirements that mechanics need. To help you safely and comfortably get through your long day at the shop, we have included our picks for the best mechanic work boots. See what a difference the right pair of work boots can make, and you’ll understand why you need footwear that is designed just for mechanics.

The Best Mechanic Work Boots

Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss 6″ Steel-Toe Boot

This comfortable steel toe work boot features a roomy toe box for added comfort, along with a sock liner that is removable. Easily added inserts for added comfort, and the work shoes meet all required safety standards, including electrical. The thick rubber sole of Timberland PRO Men’s Pitboss is both oil and chemical resistant, and also helps to cushion your feet when you are standing on hard concrete surfaces.

Wolverine Men’s Raider 6-Inch Steel Work Boot Safety Toe

Approved for work around electrical currents and oil and chemical resistant, Wolverine Men’s Raider mechanic work boots can take you safely through all of the hazards in the shop. A padded ankle collar helps to give you additional support, and the leather construction lets the shoe flex with the movement of your foot. Cushioned insoles and a thick rubber sole make it easy to stand on your feet all day, without any complaint. For additional comfort, the steel toe is rounded in design and a mesh lining helps to keep your feet cool and dry no matter the temperature inside.

Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift ST Work Boot

The thick rubber sole of Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift ST Work Boot is slip resistant and will protect your feet from sharp objects lying around on the ground. The leather construction is durable and comfortable, and the work boots are also oil and chemical spill resistant. The padded ankle collar gives you additional support, and the front lace up closure works to give you the perfect fit. Whether you are working in a mechanics garage or in a machine shop, these durable work boots will keep your feet protected and comfortable.

WORX by Red Wing Shoes Men’s 5803

The nylon construction is durable and breathable, and also helps to make these some of the lightest mechanic work boots. The boots are oil and chemical resistant, and the sole is a crossed wire pattern for superior traction and stability. The inside of the work boots are cushioned with a removable padding, and you can also easily add in a supportive insert. The steel toe plating protects your toes from falling objects, and they are also approved for use around electrical currents.

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper

Laborer with 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and repairs seeking a position as a Construction Site Manager. Proven management skills and a deep familiarity with all aspects of successful foremanship.
Ryan Cooper