Cincinnati Wedge Work Boots
Long hours on concrete floors. Carrying full sheets of plywood from truck to work site. Climbing ladders to repair water-damaged roofs. The jobsite is no place for uncomfortable boots. If your work keeps you on your feet and moving across hard surfaces all day, our KEEN Utility Cincinnati work boots are for you.
Built on a wedge platform with a rubber outsole, the Cincinnati boot handles a wide range of surfaces indoors and out, wet or dry. It’s a solid choice for carpentry, roofing, landscaping, road construction and warehouse work. KEEN Utility safety features like lightweight, asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toes and an electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsole make them a good choice for construction site work. A lightweight KEEN Luftcell air-infused midsole supports long days on your feet, and a full grain barnyard-resistant leather upper with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane keeps feet dry in wet weather.
“I work in a warehouse and really put the miles on my boots … After you have worn them on the job for a couple of days, you figure out that the thick sole not only cushions your feet for walking on hard concrete but, more importantly, the hours of standing on it. As for the carbon-fiber safety toes, I haven't had a chance to ‘test’ them yet, but like the rest of the boot, they seem to be well thought out and more comfortable.” — John P.
“Works great for warehouse work. Ten hours a day on concrete and still a comfort to wear. Very happy with the boot and have already made another KEEN Utility boot purchase.” — Traci K.
Choose the Features that Match Your Jobsite
Some jobs require more safety features than others, so the KEEN Cincinnati boot is available with either a soft toe or a carbon-fiber safety toe option. The carbon-fiber toe has a non-metallic, reinforced build and an asymmetrical design with a left- and right-specific fit that provides a better fit than a traditional safety toe construction. The carbon-fiber version is also 15% lighter than a steel toe, which means every step takes a little less energy.
Wet climates demand a waterproof work boot, while dry climates or indoor work do not. Choose between a waterproof, breathable KEEN.DRY membrane or a traditional leather built to match your environment. Plus, every Cincinnati boot has a spacious toe box that gives your toes the freedom to move naturally, as well as a snug heel cup for a sure-footed feel.
We also make a Cincinnati boot created specifically for hardworking tradeswomen. The proper fit ensures safety and an easy feel all day, so our KEEN Utility work boots for women are designed to match the biomechanics and structure of women’s feet.
To find the right pair of Cincinnati boots, choose the sentence that best fits your situation:
“My job is strenuous. I need work boots that let me put my energy into my work and not worry about my footing as I move around the job site.”
Constant motion is part of the job description. The bigger the jobsite, the more you walk every day. The men’s and women’s Cincinnati work boots combine the smooth walking of a wedge midsole for hard surfaces like concrete slabs, subfloors and pavement with a lugged outsole for traction on loose, uneven surfaces found in landscape and natural resource work.
What’s the advantage of a wedge sole? It’s all about surface contact and support. A wedge sole supports the whole foot evenly from heel to toe and provides the largest surface contact with the ground for confident footing. In addition, every Cincinnati boot has a KEEN Luftcell air-infused midsole for comfort that doesn’t weigh you down. Add our oil- and slip-resistant non-marking rubber outsole, and you have an easy-walking boot with reliable traction for hard surfaces.
“I'm on hard surfaces at work all day. Eight- to 12-hour days on concrete and asphalt. Other boots that are anti-fatigue were ok, but that pain would creep back on the days I needed to walk further. Other coworkers had wedges, but they wore out quickly from asphalt. These with the bottom layer will certainly last longer. Walking feels like an elliptical instead of clomping around. Keep the carbon toes and I'll always buy them.” — Tim
“I stand on concrete floors all day, and I have an old ankle injury. My feet are finally not in pain! My toes have room to move, and I feel that my ankles are fully supported.” — Tuesday F.
“I carry heavy loads and want work boots with plenty of ankle support.”
Carrying building supplies, wearing a tool belt all day, or simply working in a construction zone can take a toll on your body. Everything you can do to support your feet and ankles helps make your work day a little safer.
That’s why we offer an 8” Cincinnati boot. The extended shaft height provides added ankle support for long days and heavy loads, and helps fend off routine workday scuffs and bumps. With a Goodyear welted sole and a full grain leather upper, the Cincinnati boot supports your feet with torsional stability for less foot fatigue and increased durability for everyday wear.
“So far, I love these boots. I feel stable in these shoes while working. I work in landscape and it's important to have a good boot to support your ankles.” — Nicki T.
“I bought these to use on a farm. I was thinking maybe the 8” would be too tall. Wow, I can be on my feet all day long. I have no more pain in my feet. — Jen B.
“I often work around power tools, extension cords, and live circuits. Electrical hazard protection is important for my job.”
Whether you spend your days moving from one extension cord to the next or working on electrical circuits, our men’s and women’s Cincinnati boots offer peace of mind on the job. The outsole provides electrical hazard (EH)-rated protection underfoot to help reduce the risk of electric shock.
“Being a union electrician in the construction industry for 24 years strong, I can truly say this keen boot is the best boot ever!! I’ve tried every boot brand known to man/woman, and, hands down, this boot is the best.” — Chanel B.
“Great boots. I do HVAC and climb up and down ladders all day. I live in Minnesota, so the boots are exposed to snow and cold. Feet stay dry and warm. I would recommend these boots.” — Chris
Support and Safety Footwear for the Jobsite
When it comes to the support you need when working on hard surfaces all day or the safety features required for the trades, the KEEN Utility Cincinnati boot series has what it takes to get the job done right.