KEEN-parison: Which Insulated Work Boots for Your Jobsite?

KEEN-parison: Which Insulated Work Boots for Your Jobsite?

Through rain, sleet, and snow, the work must go on! Insulated work boots are required equipment when your job demands that you work outside in cold, wet winter conditions. Let’s talk about the range of insulated styles available from KEEN Utility, and get an understanding of how the different insulation weights affect warmth.  

Whether your work revolves around winter weather or your job needs to get done regardless of the weather, protecting your feet should be a priority. From snow plow drivers and roof shovelers to utility workers and roadwork crews, insulated work boots that seal out the elements are a must. Warm, dry feet are key to staying safe, focused, and comfortable on the job.

Because no two jobs are the same and weather is what it is, KEEN Utility makes a variety of versatile insulated boots and shoes to keep your feet warm and dry so you can get the job done. Here’s an easy-to-reference chart, and we’ll go into more detail below.

INSULATED WATERPROOF WORK BOOTS 600g KEEN.WARM INSULATION 400g KEEN.WARM INSULATION 200g KEEN.WARM INSULATION KEEN.POLAR TRACTION
Camden 8” X      
Independence 8” X      
Dover 8” X      
Davenport 6”   X   X
Independence 6”   X    
Davenport 6”     X X

 

Insulation to Match the Conditions

Like a winter jacket, insulated work boots are available with different levels of insulation depending on their intended use. KEEN Utility insulated boots feature three different insulation levels: 600 grams, 400 grams, or 200 grams. The higher the number, the thicker the insulation, and the warmer the boot. All KEEN Utility insulated work boots use lightweight synthetic KEEN.WARM insulation. It’s versatile, low-profile, and durable enough to hold up to the demands on work footwear. 

  • 600g insulation: Made for the coldest temps or jobs with lower activity levels. 
  • 400g insulation: Best for cooler temps or cold days with high activity levels. 
  • 200g insulation: Modest warmth for transitional seasons and mild winter climates.

KEEN Utility makes work boots to match a wide range of winter working conditions, from cool and rainy to snowy and frozen. Explore the options below to find the insulated work boots that best match your work and weather conditions.

Camden 600mg KEEN.WARM insulated boot on snow

Heavily Insulated Work Boots — 600g KEEN.WARM Insulation

Running roadwork crews, conducting survey work, and doing bridge inspections no matter the weather conditions requires rugged boots that hold up to extremes. The KEEN Utility Camden 8” insulated, waterproof work boots and the CSA Camden 8” are built to thrive in the toughest conditions and coldest temperatures. Warm, dry feet are a given thanks to 600-gram low-bulk KEEN.WARM insulation and a fully waterproof, breathable KEEN.DRY membrane. Ideally suited to cold, snowy winter climates, the Camden is your go-to boot when climbing ladders, moving across snowy or muddy ground, and being outside all day are part of the job description. Details like our durable Barnyard Resistant leather upper and asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toes keep the Camden lightweight while maintaining rugged durability for the coldest, toughest jobs.

When heavy-duty safety, maximum warmth, and lightweight mobility are needed for your work, the Independence 8” and the Dover 8” insulated, waterproof work boots deliver. Their ultra-strong KEEN.FUSION construction and all-weather comfort make them ideal for jobs that keep you on the move all day long in winter conditions. Packed with 600-gram KEEN.WARM insulation and the traction you need to move with confidence across snowy, icy ground translates directly to your safety and comfort on the job. To seal the deal, the Dover and the Independence insulated boots are part of our American Built family.

Davenport 400mg KEEN.WARM Insulated work boots on snow

Moderately Insulated Work Boots — 400g KEEN.WARM Insulation

When winter routinely swings between cold and frozen with the full range of precipitation from rain to sleet and snow, our boots with 400-gram KEEN.WARM insulation serve up consistent warmth that’s a match for a wide variety of work.

Whether you’re hauling building materials across a cold, wet jobsite, doing roof inspections in unpredictable weather, or working a landscape job through the winter season, the Davenport 6” insulated, waterproof work boots bring a rugged design that’s also one of the lightest-weight insulated boots we make. Packed with 400-gram KEEN.WARM insulation and surrounded by a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane, the Davenport 6” is ideal for work that keeps you moving in unpredictable winter weather like construction, utility work, and delivery jobs.

Like the taller Independence 8” boot, the Independence 6” insulated, waterproof boots pack heavy-duty safety into a lightweight build but with 400-gram KEEN.WARM insulation. The lower cuff makes for a lighter, agile feel, so you can move between your truck and the jobsite without thinking about your feet. Full Electrical Hazard (EH)-rated protection provides a secondary source of protection in case of accidental outsole contact with live electrical circuits.

 CSA Davenport 8 inch 200mg KEEN.WARM insulated work boot

Lightly Insulated Work Boots — 200g KEEN.WARM Insulation

Transitional seasons and milder winter climates that rarely see extended periods of freezing temperatures require less insulation than colder climates do. That’s why we make the Davenport 8” insulated, waterproof work boots. Built to make the most of long days in cool, damp conditions, they pack 200-gram KEEN.WARM insulation and surround your feet with the waterproof, breathable protection of our KEEN.DRY membrane. When freezing temps do arrive, our KEEN.POLAR TRACTION outsole adds confident footing on snowy, icy surfaces thanks to micro-glass fibers in the outsole that create a “micro cleat” effect for increased traction. Park ranger, groundskeeper, or house framer, the Davenport 8” offers the extra support of a tall lace-up upper and a composite toe to keep you focused on your work. 

The Right Boot for the Weather

Standing around with cold, wet feet is no way to get the job done. Whether you’re in construction, landscaping, or resource management, the work goes on regardless of the weather. Look to KEEN Utility for insulated work boots that keep your feet warm and dry in all weather.

 

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