Are you tired of bulky work boots that are a pain in the butt to put on every morning? Or maybe you are looking for a pair of work boots that are safe, but lightweight and comfortable.
Well, if so, you are in the right place. In this post, we are going to look at the best slip-on composite toe work boots on the market.
These offer you the same protection, but they are lighter and much easier to put on.
Let’s dive right in!
What are the best slip-on composite toe work boots?
Here is a quick preview of the boots we are going to consider in this post.
- Wolverine I-90 Romeo Slip-On
- Thorogood Quick Release
- Avenger 7408 Leather boot
- Ariat Composite Work Book
Composite Toe vs Steel Toe, which one is better?
Composite toes are generally made from fiberglass, carbon fiber, or plastic. With that in mind, unlike steel toes, they don’t conduct heat in the summer and they don’t get cold in the winter making them great for people who have to work outside.
Next, they don’t conduct electricity. This makes them the perfect option for those having to work around electricity. Of course, it is always important to make sure the boot is protected against electrical hazards and meets the necessary safety standards.
Lastly, carbon fiber, fiberglass, and plastic are all much lighter, resulting in footwear that weighs less and is generally easier to walk in.
With that being said, before deciding on a shoe always make sure to check the requirements set out by your employer.
The Best Slip-On Composite Toe Boots
Wolverine I-90 Romeo Slip-On
- Leather Uppers
- Synthetic Sole
- Measuring 5.5 inches
- Boot Opening 11 inches
- Slip Resistant
- Composite Toe
The first to add to our list is the Wolverine I-90 Romeo Slip-On.
Made with a full-grain leather upper and a synthetic sole this pair was built to last and is a great option for just about anybody working around a construction site.
To begin, let’s talk about safety.
These boots are equipped with composite toes. Many prefer composite toes as they are much lighter than steel toes. You will enjoy the same benefits with this pair. You will no longer feel like you have a ton of bricks attached to each foot.
In addition, to protecting your toes, the tread on this pair is designed to keep you on your feet.
Yes, they are slip-resistant. With this boot, you will no longer have to avoid those slippery conditions.
Next, let’s talk about comfort. These boots are equipped with what Wolverine calls their EPX technology. This means this pair is designed for those long days that you have to spend on your feet.
Yes, this pair is waterproof, but at the same time, they are breathable, ensuring that your feet will stay dry on the worksite.
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Thorogood Quick Release Work Boot
- Made of Leather
- Puncture Resistant
- Protection against electrical hazards
- Composite Toe
If you are a regular reader of the blog here, you know that we talk about Thorogood shoes quite often, and for good reason, they know how to produce a good boot.
Once such boot is the Thorogood Quick Release.
This pair is made from quality leather with elastic gore located on either side.
In addition, they have two pull-on straps one located in the front and one in the back. The combination of the elastic and the pull-on straps makes them extremely easy to slip on and slip off.
The best part, is they have no laces.
You no longer need to worry about your laces getting caught in a machine or finding a good pair that will last just as long as the boot itself.
They are equipped with a composite toe making them lightweight in comparison with steel toes. In fact, the shoes are made with non-metallic materials contributing to their overall comfort.
Lastly, they have a puncture-resistant insole. This helps to protect your feet against sharp objects front entering your shoes.
A great feature to have when working around just about any construction sites.
Avenger 7408 Leather Work Boot
- Full Grain Leather Upper
- Rubber sole
- Measuring 5.75 inches from arch
- 1.5-inch heel
- Boot Opening 11.25 inches
- Composite Toe
- Removable Insole
- Protection against Electrical Hazard
Are you tired of dealing with shoelaces?
Or perhaps you have to take your shoes on and off several times throughout the day. It doesn’t matter if we work in construction, in a factory, many of us want shoes that will slip on and off with ease.
That is what we like most about the Avenger 7408 Leather boot. In fact, they have a pretty large boot opening of 11.25 inches making it easy to just slip them on.
In addition, they are equipped with elastic gore located on either side and a single pull-up tab, meaning you will no longer have to fight with your shoes to get them fit.
Let’s take a look at some of the other features that make them unique.
They are made from durable leather and a rubber sole. The insole is removable which can be handy if you are the type of person that likes to use a different insert.
They measure 5.75 inches from the arch giving you added protection just above the ankle.
Lastly, they are equipped with a composite toe which means safety standards.
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Ariat Composite Work Book
- Leather Upper
- Rubber Sole
- Measuring 10.5 inches from arch
- Boot Opening: 13 inches
- VentTek technology
- Composite Toe
Next up we have Ariat’s Composite Toe.
This is a quality boot that has a lot of good features to make it worth the higher price point.
Let’s talk about some of these unique features.
First, it is made with full-grain leather making it very durable and waterproof as well. The rubber sole is equipped with a good amount of traction.
Now you might be thinking a full leather booth probably is going to be that hot during the summer.
However, Ariat’s boot features what they call a VentTek Technology. This means it is equipped with cooling mesh panels along the side. Couple that with the composite toe and you have what it takes to keep your feet cooler on a hot day.
It is a little bit taller than the other option on this list, measuring 10.5 inches from the arch, but it has a big opening making it easy to slip on.
This work boot does not have laces but it does feature velcro straps in case you are looking for something you can tighten.
Composite toes can be a great substitute for steel toes because as we mentioned they are lighter, warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and a great option for those that have to work around electricity.
The 4 options that we have considered in this post are great pairs and are designed to last you for a long time.
Please share with us your experience on what you have found to be the best slip-on composite toe work boots in the comments below.