Today, we’re reviewing the Wolverine Men’s Floorhand Waterproof 6” Steel Toe Work Boot. The boots you purchase for your dangerous job have to be able to stand up to a ton of abuse while protecting your feet. Foot problems can be quite serious if they impact your ability to perform your work duties. You want a pair of work boots that you can lace up in the morning and forget about as you go about your day. This steel toe work boot review covers all you need to know about a boot for your dangerous job.
There are many dangerous outdoor jobs from factory work, construction, or mechanic jobs to salvage workers or tow truck drivers that require a work boot that will keep your feet protected from the elements as well as dangers. This Wolverine boot provides the protection you need.
About the Company
The company was founded in 1883 by G.A. Krause who wanted to own a shoe company and tannery. Years later, he helped to organize the local electric company to bring power to his facility. After that, they began making 300 pairs of shoes per day. He was one of the first companies to sell shares of his company to his employees. It was the first profit sharing plans in the nation. While the factory makes more than 300 pairs of shoes today, they still use the same attention to detail in their boots as they did when the founder was in charge.
Features to Love
Waterproof – The full-grain 100% leather is waterproof, although, adding extra waterproofing yourself will prolong the life of the boot.
Steel Toe – The steel toe meets the standards in the industry f2413-11 m I/75 c75 eh.
Cement Construction – There’s no way that the layers of the boots will peel away with cemented construction. It’s incredibly lightweight, too.
Slip-Resistant Sole – A rubber lug sole that will keep you from slipping in oil or water in the workplace.
Protection from the Elements
If you work outside, it can be tough to find a work boot that is also good in the elements. Whether it’s construction where you’re outside part of the time or working in a garage or salvage yard, there are times you need waterproofing in your work boots along with steel toe construction.
The leather is waterproof, but as an added measure, it can’t hurt to reinforce the waterproofing with your own. It’s vital that your feet stay dry while you’re at work. Wet feet can lead to itchy athlete’s foot and blisters where your wet feet rub against the interior of the boot. It’s uncomfortable and can lead to colds, too.
Overall, these are a great boot for men who need to keep their feet dry and plan to be in places where they might come into contact with water in the workplace.
Fit and Comfort Level
The Wolverine Men’s Floorhand Waterproof Boot comes in a variety of sizes and widths in 7 through 14. The manufacturer has a size chart that can be used to determine what size is required. Most customers who purchased the boots report that they fit true to size.
When choosing width, the size chart differentiates the widths with letters. N or A is for narrow widths. B, M, or D are for medium widths. W or 2E are for wide feet, and XW or 3E are for extra wide widths.
The boots are incredibly comfortable, though some customers said that the insoles are a bit rigid. This can be fixed by adding your own insoles, which you might want to do anyway. It helps to prolong the life of the boot as well as providing extra cushion for the feet when you’re at work.
With the high shaft of 6 inches and the steel toe, you don’t have to worry about working around equipment that could injure your feet. The high shaft protects the ankles from anything that might bang against it.
The steel toe is a safety standard in many workplaces. It’s required along with hard hats and safety googles. These boots meet the safety standards for work boots.
Traction in the Workplace
Whether it’s oil on the floor or placing your wet feet on a ladder, you need a boot that will give you sure footing in any situation. This boot can give you the confidence to walk through anything and not worry about slipping, falling, and injuring yourself at work.
Considerations Before Purchase
If you plan on wearing these boots throughout the year, consider whether you’ll need insoles and thick socks for the cold winter months. If you need thick socks, you might want to consider a half size larger when you place your order.
Overall, these boots are a great work boot for your dangerous job. The Wolverine Men’s Floorhand Waterproof 6” Steel Toe Work Boot is worth 4.5 out of 5 stars in our opinion. They’re 100% leather, well-constructed, and have the ability to put up with a ton of abuse.