It doesn’t matter if you’re pouring concrete, tilling a field, or criss-crossing a tarmac: On the jobsite, safety is paramount. KEEN Utility makes boots with steel, aluminum, and composite toes, giving you the correct protection for the work you do.
Pro tip: KEEN Utility boots feature asymmetrical toe protection. Each boot has a toe cap that's shaped to fit your left or right foot, protecting it from the big toe to the little toe.
“How do I know if I need a composite toe boot?”
Composite toe boots protect your toes just like steel and aluminum toe boots. Here’s where composite toe wins out over steel or aluminum:
• Lighter weight than steel toe (about 30% lighter)
• Won’t conduct cold for comfort in extreme temperatures
Safety note: After a heavy impact, composite toe work boots may not dent like an aluminum or steel toe, but they can have invisible cracks that damage the integrity of the boots. Always replace boots after a heavy impact.
The men’s Davenport AL Waterproof Mid Boot is a versatile all-leather boot made for tough conditions, indoors or out. The non-metallic construction keeps the feel light. The KEEN.Grip outsole grabs the ground, even slick or oily surfaces.
“So far, these boots are everything I'd hoped. Very comfortable, genuinely waterproof, great traction and they actually breathe. The sole, stitching, waterproof liner and safety toe seem top notch.” — Greg R.
Choose the men’s Davenport 6" Insulated Waterproof Boot for punishing weather conditions. It’s both 400G insulated and fully waterproof, keeping you comfortable and focused even in extreme environments like frozen fields or ankle-deep standing water. A KEEN.POLAR TRACTION outsole gives you reliable stability when rain turns to snow (and then back again).
“I am a longshoreman and in the elements a lot. By far! The most waterproof, warmest and most comfortable boot I’ve ever used. ... I’ve stood in puddles, in the cold for hours without water or cold getting in. My boot for the rest of my career.” — Wink
Looking for a women’s composite toe boot?
Check out the Women’s Chicago 6" Waterproof Boot. This leather boot has a KEEN.DRY membrane for breathable waterproofing. The rugged outsole is oil- and slip-resistant for secure footing during those ten-hour days on the factory floor, and a KEEN.ReGEN cushioning midsole offers extra comfort. And it’s built on a women’s-specific last to fit your foot better than a men’s model.
“Excellent pair of work boots I plan to wear around the barn. Everything I was looking for: Carbon fiber toe, oil/slip resistant, waterproof. I have feet with bunions that need room to splay and these fit well.” — Kim
The difference is in the fit
KEEN Utility is one of the only brands that brings the comfort and fit of a hiking boot into pro-grade work boots. A snug heel cup supports your heel, and a spacious forefoot allows for greater freedom of movement and a natural toe position. We spent years perfecting our hiking boot fit, then brought everything we know back to the jobsite.