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Women shouldn’t have to shove their feet into work boots designed for men. Caterpillar has created some stylish and durable alternatives to traditional work boots with these Caterpillar Echo Women’s Steel Toe Work Boots.
They’re constructed with the same attention to detail and meet the same safety standards as men’s boots, but they have a variety of colors and designs.
About the Company
A business that has been operating since 1925 and stayed relevant and profitable is a business that understands their footwear.
In their beginnings, the company was responsible for Caterpillar machines that constructed important landmarks like the Panama Canal and Golden Gate Bridge that are still standing today.
It seems an organic progression for them to turn their attention to work boots for the people who run their machines and do construction work.
Features to Love
Nubuck Leather – The nubuck leather on these boots is much like suede, but it’s already waterproofed. You can add your own oil or waterproofing to these boots, too.
High Shaft – The shaft measures 8 inches from the arch and features padding around the ankle for extra support.
Electric Hazard Protection – Meets safety standards and protocols for electrical safety – ASTM F2413-05 1/75 EH.
Rubber Sole – The rubber sole makes each step secure and slip proof.
Steel Toe – The construction of the steel toe has to meet or exceed safety standards, which is does. ASTM F2413-11 I75 C75.
Colors – The Caterpillar Women’s Echo WP Steel Toe Work Boot comes in Marlin (light blue) and Frost Gray.
Insulation and Protection from the Elements
These boots are not insulated for use in the winter, but that can be remedied quite easily. If you purchase a half size larger, you can buy nice, thick socks for the winter. The waterproofing will keep snow and water from entering the socks, so you might not need to worry about insulating the boots even further.
Fit and Comfort Level
Before you place an order for these fantastic boots, you’ll want to understand the sizing. The B/M is meant to indicate a medium width boot while C/D is a wide width. The boots are available in half sizes.
Customers report the fit at around 82%, but with the understanding regarding the widths, you should be able to order with confidence.
While the insoles are comfortable, most customers report that adding their own inserts provided them with more comfort. That is completely a personal decision based on your experience with most shoes.
The soles are thick enough to protect the feet while still being flexible for walking and climbing in these boots. Whether it’s walking, running in short sprints, or climbing ladders, the boots will provide the feet with comfortable support.
At the end of the day, you won’t have blisters or sore ankles with these CAT work boots.
Safety at Work
The iTechnology construction provides these work boots with durability. They’re able to handle any work environment with ease.
They meet or exceed safety standards when it comes to the steel toe as well as the electrical safety standards. You want to ensure that your toes and feet are safe at work. That’s what CAT promises with their construction and tough foot protection.
Along with safety standards, the high shaft provides incredible support for the ankles. The high, 8-inch shaft has extra padding for extra secure ankles. You don’t have to worry about twisting your ankle or having tired, sore ankles at the end of the work day.
Traction in the Workplace
As far as traction, these boots have SRX slip-resistant outsoles. You’ll never slip in oil or water on the ground with these boots.
Whether you have to climb ladders, move between indoors and outdoors, or carry materials with no view of the ground, you can walk with confidence in these work boots. You’ll never hesitate to tackle any job because you’re unsure about the ground.
Considerations Before Purchase
When choosing your cute colors, make sure you understand that the gray is prone to showing dirt.
If you work in a dirty environment, that will make the boots dirty very quickly. Adding a product like Scotchgard can protect the boots, so you don’t have to worry about showing every bit of dust or dirt.
On the other hand, the blue won’t show as much. Take that into account when ordering.
If you work in a dangerous workplace where your footwear has to meet certain safety standards, these boots are perfect for that. The company has a history that can be trusted. They care about the safety of their customers’ feet.
While being well-constructed, durable, and safe, they’re also comfortable. Really, they’re just an adorable pair of work boots.