This is the no heavy zone. We’ve weighed all of our boots and all styles on this page rate in the top 25% LIGHTEST WEIGHT STYLES in a particular category from our entire online selection. We’ve divided them by category because not all styles are built with the same features. Any Metatarsal boot will naturally be heavier than any Non-Metguard boot. The below sort-by feature option allows you to easily compare apples to apples.
So what makes a boot heavy? There are many elements that can go into the construction of a work boot – protective toe, shank, metatarsal guard, outsole, upper material, lacing hardware, linings, insoles, etc. While all of these can be various materials from metal to plastic and thus play a part in the weight, the majority of the weight will come from the outsole material.
Why wear a lightweight boot? The most obvious answer is to help eliminate the onset of fatigue. Lugging around heavier boots will wear your feet and legs out faster and steal your energy, preventing you from doing your job well at the end of the day, and possibly lead to loss of focus and injury. This is especially true when working on concrete or any unforgiving surface and at heights or on a ladder. If you have existing lower back pain, leg or foot ailments, a heavyweight boot will add pressure and strain on these areas. Coupled with a cushioned insole a lightweight boot can help manage these conditions while working.