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The 10 Best Work Shoes – Guide

SaleComparison winner of the editors Skechers Women's Squad SR Food Service Shoe, Black, 8.5 Wide

The 10 Best Work Shoes – Guide

Work shoes are part of the basic equipment of occupational safety. Especially when working with heavy tools, electricity or other dangerous objects, only a good work shoe can ensure the safety of the foot.

In our checklist you will find all the information about what makes a good work shoe and what you need to look for when buying. In our product recommendations, we have summarized the best models for you.

Checklist Work Shoes

Size
  • When buying work shoes, make sure you get the right size. There should be about 1-2 cm of space between the toe of the shoe and the big toe.
  • Newly purchased work shoes should fit tightly, but not pinch.
  • If the foot does not sit firmly in the shoe, the risk of injury is increased.
Material
  • Many different manufacturers offer work shoes.
  • Work shoes are available in different colors and are usually made of leather as the upper material. The shoe sole is made of rubber, polyurethane or thermoplastic elastomers, depending on the model.
  • The shoes should be breathable, slip-resistant, cushioned and comfortable .
Safety
  • According to the DIN EN ISO 20345 standard, shoes are divided into safety classes from S1 to S3.
  • Class S1 shoes are equipped with protective toe caps and an antistatic sole.
  • Class S2 shoes have additional water resistance .
  • Shoes of class S3 are in addition to the criteria of S1 and S2 still puncture resistant.

Here you can find the top 10 most popular work shoes.

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The Best Sellers Of Work Shoes

We have compiled the most popular work shoes for you in this bestseller list.

# Preview Product
1 Skechers Men's Nampa Food Service Shoe, Black, 9.5 Skechers Men's Nampa Food Service Shoe, Black, 9.5
2 Skechers mens Afterburn M. Fit fashion sneakers, Black, 11 X-Wide US Skechers mens Afterburn M. Fit fashion sneakers, Black, 11 X-Wide US
3 Skechers Men's Cankton Steel Toe, Black/Charcoal, 10.5 Skechers Men's Cankton Steel Toe, Black/Charcoal, 10.5
4 Skechers Men's Flex Advantage Bendon Work Shoe, Black, 11 Skechers Men's Flex Advantage Bendon Work Shoe, Black, 11
5 Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe, Black, 10.5 Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe, Black, 10.5
6 LARNMERN Men Shoes Non Slip Work Sneakers Plantar Fasciitis Food Service Zapatos Trabajo Antideslizantes Orthopedic Walking Shoes Water Resistant Slip-on, Black 10 LARNMERN Men Shoes Non Slip Work Sneakers Plantar Fasciitis Food Service Zapatos Trabajo...
7 Bruno Marc Men's Bertram Non Slip Work Shoes, Waterproof Lightweight Work Shoes & Restaurant or Food Service Sneakers,Size 10.5,Black,SNIC2415M Bruno Marc Men's Bertram Non Slip Work Shoes, Waterproof Lightweight Work Shoes & Restaurant or Food...
8 Steel Toe Shoes for Men Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Steel Toe Sneakers Non Slip Safety Shoes Puncture Proof Composite Toe Shoes Grey Steel Toe Shoes for Men Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Steel Toe Sneakers Non Slip Safety...
9 ARIAT Men's Outpace Shift Composite Toe Work Shoe Industrial Boot, Black, 9.5 ARIAT Men's Outpace Shift Composite Toe Work Shoe Industrial Boot, Black, 9.5
10 Merrell Men's Moab 3 Hiking Shoe, Walnut, 11 Merrell Men's Moab 3 Hiking Shoe, Walnut, 11
11 Dr. Scholl's Shoes Men's Harrington II Work Shoe, Black, 12 W US Dr. Scholl's Shoes Men's Harrington II Work Shoe, Black, 12 W US
12 Shoes for Crews Everlight Mens Non Slip Work Shoes - Men's Work & Safety Footwear, Lace-Up Breathable Work Shoes for Men, Zapato de Trabajo para Hombre, Size 11.5 Black Shoes for Crews Everlight Mens Non Slip Work Shoes - Men's Work & Safety Footwear, Lace-Up...
13 LUPWEE Steel Toe Shoes for Men Women, Slip Resistant Safety Work Shoes Puncture Proof Comfortable Indestructible Sneakers with Specialized Work Insole for Industry Construction Warehouse Black M12 LUPWEE Steel Toe Shoes for Men Women, Slip Resistant Safety Work Shoes Puncture Proof Comfortable...
14 Reebok Men's BB4500 Hi 2 Sneaker Reebok Men's BB4500 Hi 2 Sneaker
15 Skechers Women's Squad SR Food Service Shoe, Black, 8 Skechers Women's Squad SR Food Service Shoe, Black, 8
16 MAIITRIP Mens Walking Shoes,Ultra Lightweight Breathable Tennis Running Shoes Mesh Non-Slip Casual Comfortable Fashion Sneakers Work Gym Workout Athletic Sport Cuhioning Trainers Black Size 7.5 MAIITRIP Mens Walking Shoes,Ultra Lightweight Breathable Tennis Running Shoes Mesh Non-Slip Casual...
17 SUADEX Steel Toe Sneakers for Men Women Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Comfortable Safety Sneakers Slip-Resistant Composite Toe Shoes for Construction Black SUADEX Steel Toe Sneakers for Men Women Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Comfortable Safety...
18 Cat Footwear Men's Threshold Waterproof Soft Toe Work Boot, Black, 9.5 Cat Footwear Men's Threshold Waterproof Soft Toe Work Boot, Black, 9.5
19 Skechers Men's Dighton Athletic Work Food Service Shoe, Black, 13 Wide Skechers Men's Dighton Athletic Work Food Service Shoe, Black, 13 Wide
20 Timberland PRO mens Powertrain Sport Alloy Safety Toe Electrical Hazard Athletic Work Shoe, Black Synthetic, 10 US Timberland PRO mens Powertrain Sport Alloy Safety Toe Electrical Hazard Athletic Work Shoe, Black...

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Current Offers For Work Shoes

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the area of work shoes.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Skechers Men's Nampa Food Service Shoe, Black, 9.5
Skechers Men's Nampa Food Service Shoe, Black, 9.5
Memory Foam Footbed; Relaxed Fit; Slip Resistant; Electrical Hazard; Food Service; Lace up duty
$45.00 −11% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Skechers mens Afterburn M. Fit fashion sneakers, Black, 11 X-Wide US
Skechers mens Afterburn M. Fit fashion sneakers, Black, 11 X-Wide US
Lace-up; Skechers Memory Foam comfort insole; Flexible rubber traction outsole; Articu-Lyte shock-absorbing supportive flexible midsole
$74.00 −28% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Skechers Men's Flex Advantage Bendon Work Shoe, Black, 11
Skechers Men's Flex Advantage Bendon Work Shoe, Black, 11
Slip Resistant; Air cooled memory foam; Relaxed Fit; Electrical Hazard; Lace up breathable mesh upper
$85.00 −50% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe, Black, 10.5
Skechers Men's Cessnock Food Service Shoe, Black, 10.5
Breathable Mesh; Bungee lacing; Slip resistant; Relax Fit; Air-Cooled Memory foam comfort insole
$85.00 −22% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
Steel Toe Shoes for Men Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Steel Toe Sneakers Non Slip Safety Shoes Puncture Proof Composite Toe Shoes Grey
Steel Toe Shoes for Men Indestructible Work Shoes Lightweight Steel Toe Sneakers Non Slip Safety Shoes Puncture Proof Composite Toe Shoes Grey
Steel Toe Shoes for Men Women; Mesh Upper: Breathability maximizes the upper and let your foot always keeps dry and cool
$47.86 −6% Amazon Prime
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
Skechers Women's Squad SR Food Service Shoe, Black, 8
Skechers Women's Squad SR Food Service Shoe, Black, 8
Light Weight Slip on; Slip Resistant; Electrical Hazard; Memory Foam foot bed; 3M Scotchgard
$67.00 −40% Amazon Prime

FAQ About Work Shoes

Are there work shoes like sneakers?

Yes, there are work shoes in sneaker look. These work shoes have the springy effect of sneakers, but at the same time steel toe caps and other safety features, depending on the model.

Orthopedic work shoes – who pays?

If wearing orthopedic work shoes is unavoidable due to an accident at work, your responsible employers’ liability insurance association will pay for the shoes. Another option is to file an “Application for Benefits for Participation in Working Life (Vocational Rehabilitation)” with the social insurance agency. In principle, however, employers are only obliged to provide work shoes appropriate to the work, which does not oblige them to provide orthopedic equipment.

Pressing work shoes – what to do?

If the work shoes are new, it is not unusual that they press. However, if the shoes still press after 2-3 days, you have either chosen the wrong size or the fit of the shoe is not suitable for your foot. In this case, it is recommended that you purchase a new pair.

Who pays for insoles for work shoes?

If the insoles are needed due to an accident at work, the responsible employers’ liability insurance association will pay for the insoles. The German pension insurance will cover the costs if the employee has been subject to compulsory insurance for more than 15 years. In this case, an application must be submitted to the German Pension Insurance. In all other cases, the costs must be borne by the employee.

>Which work shoes are the best?

Which work shoes are the best depends on personal preferences and the type of work have. For example, electricians need extra insulating protection to prevent serious injury or burns.
For a wide selection of work shoes for every occupation, check out our product recommendations.

Who has to pay for work shoes?

The employer is responsible for the safety of the employees and must therefore also provide the work or safety shoes. Mostly, however, these are inexpensive models.

How many work shoes do I receive per year?

There is no clear regulation in the Occupational Safety and Health Act. As a rule, employees receive new safety shoes every year or they are financially subsidized.

What does the designation “P” mean for work shoes?

Category P work shoes are equipped with a steel toe cap in accordance with DIN EN ISO 20345 and are suitable for medium-heavy loads.

Which work shoes for electricians?

Electricians should wear safety shoes of category S3, i.e. the highest safety shoes. These shoes have a particularly strong insulating effect, which can protect against injuries and burns in the event of strong electric shocks.

Work shoes – what does S3 mean?

S3 is the highest safety level for work shoes. According to DIN EN ISO 20345, these shoes have a steel toe cap, an enclosed heel, an oil and gasoline resistant sole. Furthermore, these work shoes are antistatic and waterproof.

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