Some folks spend their days loading, wrapping, and moving pallets. Others climb ladders to inspect or repair stonework. Still other tradeswomen harness up to tie rebar hour after hour. Although no two jobs are the same, everyone from ironworkers to order pullers must be aware of jobsite hazards.
If your work involves heavy equipment, mixed terrain, or risk of falling or rolling objects, safety toe work boots are your best line of defense against impact, cutting hazards, and slips, trips, and falls. Equipped with steel, non-metallic, or aluminum toes, KEEN Utility safety toe boots offer protection and peace of mind, no matter the job, no matter the jobsite.
Why aluminum toe boots?
They are lightweight.
For folks who are constantly on the move and need to stay light on their feet, aluminum safety toes are a great choice. Our men's aluminum toe work boots and shoes provide a lightweight safety toe option that weighs 35% less than steel toes.
They are low-profile and strong.
In addition to being lightweight, aluminum is a great material for safety toes because it’s also incredibly strong. KEEN Utility aluminum safety toes provide full-coverage toe protection while looking sleek and low-profile on the outside.
They meet OSHA requirements.
All of our aluminum toe safety footwear is OSHA-approved and meets or exceeds applicable ASTM testing standards.
Which aluminum toe boot or sneaker is best for me?
Waterproof Aluminum Toe Work Boots
“I work in wet conditions and need boots that keep me dry.”
Spraying down fresh concrete or digging trenches in winter, there are lots of jobs out there where waterproof boots are a must. Designed for medium-duty work where getting wet is just part of the job, our women’s Seattle waterproof boot is built with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane and moisture-wicking lining to keep feet dry and feeling fresh. The rugged, oil- and-slip-resistant outsole is non-marking, electrical hazard (EH)-rated, and heat resistant, so it holds up to whatever the day throws your way. For added support and stability as you work, a 90-degree heel helps secure the foot while a nylon shank provides midfoot support.
“Bought these for working in a garage. Wear them all day on wet and slippery concrete/pavement, in and out of buses, up and down ladders. Great boots! Supportive and comfortable, with good grip on sometimes greasy floors. Not clunky like some other brands of work boots. Laces stay tied without double knots. Waterproof, just like they say; I have soaked these boots and my feet stay comfy and dry. So far, good on icy pavement too.” — Lisa
Aluminum Toe Wedge Work Boots
“I stand on hard surfaces all day. Which work boots will feel stable and supportive?"
Wedge sole work boots are trusted by electricians, carpenters, and countless others who need stability and traction at work. Designed with a wedge sole and air-infused KEEN Luftcell midsole, our women’s women's San Jose boot pairs excellent ground contact with weightless comfort. The water-resistant leather upper is perfect for light-duty work and is easy to wipe clean at the end of the day. For added grip on smooth metal grating or slick concrete, an electrical hazard (EH)-rated oil- and-slip-resistant outsole helps keep feet securely planted. Want a wedge boot that’s also waterproof? Our women's San Jose waterproof boot keeps feet dry thanks to a KEEN.DRY waterproof breathable membrane.
“Awesome boots. I really love the San Jose 6" boot (Aluminum Toe). I have large feet and ordered an 11 wide. The toe box gives me enough room for a sock, yet does not squish my toes — this is a must! They give me plenty of ankle support and are not heavy. I would definitely recommend these boots if you are looking for something that is roomy in the toe and sturdy yet light.” — Jody B.
Lightweight Aluminum Toe Work Sneakers
“I am always on my feet at work, so I need comfortable shoes that won’t weigh me down.”
Busy days at the assembly line or loading dock call for lightweight work shoes that can keep up. Ideal for light industrial work that keeps you on your feet, our women's Sparta work sneakers are built with KEEN.ReGEN midsole cushioning, which delivers a 50% energy return with every step you take. When conditions are warm or humid, our women's Sparta 2 sneaker helps keep feet cool with a breathable mesh upper with 3D-printed reinforcements and a moisture-wicking lining. For demanding jobs or messy worksites, our women's Sparta XT sneaker is made to combat daily wear and tear with a rugged, abrasion-resistant synthetic upper.
“I have a very small foot and it's very hard to find boots or shoes with safety toes. I'm so happy with my purchase and will always buy from KEEN in the future when I need new ones. Love the comfort of this shoe.” — Dani
“Excellent feel during initial break-in for work. I loved the way the Sparta XT felt during my first few weeks of work on my feet. It had great support and kept me protected all day.” — Kathleen L.
Pull-on Aluminum Toe Work Boots
“I need convenient slip-on boots that have good ankle support.”
Pulling on rain gear or stepping out of your boots to visit a client's home, our women’s Seattle Romeo boot is made for tradeswomen who are constantly in and out of their boots. Elastic side gores and leather tabs make it easy to slip them on and off. The nylon shank provides midfoot support while a 90-degree heel offers a snug fit that keeps your foot secure while laying stone pavers or climbing ladders. The durable leather upper and oil- and-slip-resistant outsole hold up to medium-duty work.
“Perfect for construction sites! I love these boots so much for work that I got a second pair, and two of my co-workers also got some. We do inspections on construction sites, and these boots are perfect for traipsing around equipment in the mud and muck. Comfortable and sturdy and easy to slip on when we're headed out the door. Very highly recommended!” — Nik
Aluminum Toe Work Shoes with ESD-Rated Outsoles
“My job requires ESD-rated footwear, but I need a pair that’s comfortable too.”
Meet the requirements of your jobsite and stay comfortable while you’re at it in our women’s Sparta ESD sneaker. To help protect equipment and electronics while you work, an Electro Static Dissipative (ESD)-rated oil- and slip-resistant outsole helps reduce excess static electricity. For all-day energy, the lightweight KEEN.ReGEN midsole offers 50% energy return with every step you take. Whether you’re working the assembly line at an auto plant or handling material at a utility facility, the mesh upper keeps things breathable. Looking for an even lighter-weight option with added durability? Check out our women’s Sparta 2 ESD sneaker. A breathable, engineered mesh upper is paired with 3D-printed reinforcements for all-day comfort and protection.
“I’ve needed new work shoes for a while for a combination of front-facing customer service that involves standing for long periods and being in a warehouse and doing a lot of walking. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box, no breaking them in. My feet and legs aren’t achy and sore after long days.” — EK
If steel toe boots aren’t right for you, take a look at our aluminum toe, carbon-fiber toe, or soft toe work boot options. With so many work boots and shoes to choose from, there’s a pair of KEEN Utility work boots for you.