From the hard concrete floors of the fabrication shop to the packed dirt ground of the construction site, wedge sole work boots provide support and stability on a variety of surfaces. When the work is tough or the conditions are ugly, our men’s Cincinnati work boots are the wedge option that hardworking tradespeople reach for. Trusted by electricians, carpenters, roofers, and more, each pair has a heavy-duty build and supportive fit, so you can wear them day in and day out.
Why wedge boots?
If your job requires you to work on smooth or slick ground or stand for long periods of time, the wedge work boot is a great choice. A flat, wedge sole provides excellent ground contact, which helps evenly distribute your weight as you work. When weight is evenly distributed, the result is increased traction and a supportive feel, thanks to consistent cushioning and shock absorption.
What makes the Cincinnati work boot so great?
Each pair of KEEN Utility Cincinnati work boots is built on a trusted wedge sole and features Goodyear welt construction for added durability and longevity. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor work, the durable Barnyard-Resistant leather upper resists common oils, minerals, and chemicals while an oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole helps keep feet right where you want them. Whether you spend your days loading trucks or framing walls, the supportive KEEN Luftcell midsole is air-infused, so you can feel light on your feet hour after hour.
Which Cincinnati boot is right for me?
To find the perfect pair of men’s work boots for your job, choose the sentence that best fits the work you do:
Soft Toe Wedge Work Boots
“Between work and projects at home, I’m always on my feet and need durable boots with long-lasting comfort.”
A KEEN Utility bestseller for a reason, our men's Cincinnati 6" boot is a durable yet easy-wearing workhorse around the jobsite, the farm, or the home. The Barnyard-Resistant leather upper repels many chemicals, oils, and minerals, which extends the life of the boot so you can wear them year after year. For extra support while climbing stairs at work or building new garden beds in the backyard, a nylon shank supports the midfoot while a Shellback heel helps keep feet secure. Asymmetrical soft toes help safeguard against minor impact, although they don’t offer secondary crush resistance like our safety toe styles.
Looking for a soft toe work boot ,but prefer a waterproof option? Our men's Cincinnati 6" waterproof boot adds a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane to our classic Cincinnati boot.
“These boots fit and look great. The quality of craftsmanship is top-notch, and I fully expect them to last for years to come. From chopping wood to riding my Harley, I'll be confident knowing my feet will be feeling and looking great.” — Mike
“My foot was aching constantly from plantar fasciitis. I'm a contractor who makes a living on his feet. These boots immediately gave me relief. I went on vacation recently, and my dog and these boots were the only reason I looked forward to coming back home. I'll be in KEEN boots for the duration.” — Andrew B.
Waterproof Safety Toe Wedge Work Boots
“I work in wet conditions and rough terrain. I need a reliable safety toe boot that’s waterproof too.”
Whether you spend your shift outside in rainy weather or indoors spraying water to manage dust during demolition, waterproof boots are the way to go when conditions are wet. Built with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane and a moisture-wicking lining, our men's Cincinnati 6" waterproof carbon-fiber toe boot ensures feet stay dry and feeling fresh no matter the task on the work plan. For added protection and peace of mind when moving large tools or operating machinery, asymmetrical, non-metallic carbon-fiber toes shield toes from impact and are 15% lighter than steel.
When the work calls for additional protection and ankle support, lace up in our men's Cincinnati 8" waterproof carbon-fiber toe boot. Two inches of added height help support ankles while working on uneven terrain or hauling heavy loads. The padded collar slopes slightly in the back for increased Achilles’ heel comfort throughout the workday.
“First pair of KEENs. Liked them straight off. Waterproof and tough so far. I’m a welder at a quarry, and I destroy boots. These boots are comfortable. I’ll be buying from KEEN from now on.” — Gregg
“Excellent park ranger boots. I was in need of some new work boots for the park, and this was my chance to get an upgrade. Boy am I glad I chose these. Now that I've had the boots for a few months, I can say for sure that they are super comfy. They are waterproof, and the carbon toe keeps my piggies much warmer than steel boots did on cold mornings. Would recommend to anyone working on various types of pavement that can range from cement, rocks, and dirt.” — Kurtis
Pull-On Wedge Work Boots
“I need supportive boots that are easy to get on and off.”
Our men’s Cincinnati Wellington is made for folks who are always in and out of their boots, yet still need the support and stability to perform roof repairs, drive pilings, or inspect irrigation systems. The Barnyard-Resistant leather upper resists the damaging effects of jobsite liquids and chemicals and is non-mutilating to help reduce marking or scratching surfaces. Sleek, low-profile pull handles are built into the collar, so it’s easy to get the boots on when you’re in a rush.
If you’re in need of additional protection while you work, we also make our men's Cincinnati Wellington with safety toes. Asymmetrical carbon-fiber toes offer an unobtrusive fit and are 15% lighter than steel, making the Cincinnati Wellington a great pair of lightweight, hardworking pull-on boots.
“Very comfortable right out of the box. I was working 12-hour days, seven days a week when I received them. I wore them all day right out of the box while working on a boiler job. Tough environment — cutting, welding, climbing, on my feet all day. No complaints. I will definitely buy again.” — James
“These are great boots. My feet don’t hurt at the end of the day, and they are easy to get on and off.” — Jim
Support, stability, protection, and durability. When it comes to hard-working footwear, our men’s Cincinnati work boots check all the boxes.