Whether you’re an electrician pulling wire all day or a warehouse picker loading boxes, hard work is difficult enough without sore, tired feet. Ideal for working day-in and day-out on hard surfaces, whether it's a Cincinnati or one of our other KEEN Utility wedge sole work boots your feet will feel supported and stable no matter the task.
A favorite of carpenters, electricians, plumbers, warehouse workers, and contractors, our wedge boots have a classic, comfortable wedge shape. The increased ground contact of the wedge sole provides exceptional grip and helps evenly distribute impact while standing and walking. For added grip on floors and lifts, each pair comes standard with an electrical hazard (EH)-rated oil- and slip-resistant outsole. The KEEN Luftcell midsole is air-infused for a supportive, lightweight feel that makes all the difference when it comes to long shifts spent working on concrete, hardwood, or asphalt.
Which wedge boot style is best for you and your job?
Heavy-Duty Work Boots
“I need a heavy-duty, safety toe boot that can get me through long days on my feet.”
Ready for tough work and overtime hours, our women’s and men’s safety toe Cincinnati boots have what it takes to get the job done. Built with a durable Goodyear welted sole, they hold up to heavy use while also adding stability to every step of your workday. The asymmetrical carbon-fiber toes help protect against jobsite hazards and are lighter than steel toes, so you feel more agile as you work. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, the Barnyard-Resistant leather upper withstands the damaging effects of common workplace acids and chemicals, and the KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane helps keep water out.
“I never thought of my boots or footwear as being a tool. But after working in these for three days, I couldn't believe I never did. I've kicked and stomped with these boots just as much as I hammer. I’ve used them to prop material on and make cuts. I've missed material when swinging hammers, sledges, and even axes, and still... these boots have held up.” — Kevin
“Ultimate work boot! They're amazing standing on concrete all day and absolutely tough as hell in the woods. Super impressed that I've found what could be the ultimate all-rounder workhorse. These are the only work boots I've ever had that keep me comfortable for 12 hours straight. Can't recommend enough.” — Randy
Soft Toe Work Boots
“I work 12-hour shifts and need an ultratough boot but prefer soft toes.”
Built with the same durability, waterproof protection, and cushioning as our safety toe version, our women’s soft toe Cincinnati 8" boots and our men’s soft toe Cincinnati 6" boots come equipped with asymmetrical KEEN.PROTECT soft toes that safeguard against minor impact, but do not provide a secondary crush resistance.
“Sturdy, comfortable, and look great!I absolutely LOVE these boots! It’s very hard to find a womens wedge boot that fits the profile of a woman’s foot. They fit like a glove! If you work outside and want to go seamlessly from manual labor to a trip to the grocery, these are for you. The cushioning, tread, and laces are wonderful.” — Molly S.
“These boots saved the day! 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.” — Andrew B.
Lightweight Work Boots
“I need a lightweight boot that will hold up to daily use.”
Equipped to tackle light- to mid-duty work, such as framing, carpentry, and roofing, our series of San Jose boots for men and women feel like sneakers, but perform like work boots. One of the lightest work boots we make, some versions feature asymmetrical aluminum toes that weigh 35% less than steel, while others offer a soft-toe version for more versatile wear. Both versions come with a nylon shank for midfoot support so you’re less likely to feel fatigued after long hours going up and down stairs or standing on concrete. The durable leather upper and sleek appearance easily take you from jobsite to weekend.
“After trying any and all women’s wedge sole, moc toe-style boots, I was glad to see these. They are perfect! Not too hot and so comfortable. They are like walking on fluffy clouds all day on my concrete work floor.” — Heather M.
“I work in a prefab warehouse on concrete, and I’m on my feet 12 hours a day, and [with these boots], my feet weren't hurting by the end of the day. Super lightweight, love the flex on the soles of the boot, and super comfortable, they feel like running shoes! These will be my new favorites! AWESOME BOOTS!” — Thomas A.
Both the soft toe and aluminum toe San Jose boots for men are also available in a waterproof version that’s ready for wet jobsites. The KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane keeps water out while a siped outsole quickly disperses liquids for increased traction on slick surfaces.
Fit for jobsite functionality
The fit of every pair of work boots in our lineup is designed with the demands of the jobsite in mind. A contoured heel cup supports your heel as you reach and bend. A spacious forefoot provides greater freedom of movement and allows toes to stay in a natural position while you work. Choose between wide- or regular-fit options to find the best-fitting wedge boot for you.