8 Best Wedge Soled Boots for Work

Wedge sole work boots provide safety and comfort benefits to those who on their feet for hours at a time. The non-slip quality of wedge sole boots are perfect for those in construction or other outdoor work. Here are the best wedge sole work boots available for those who a need a high quality boot that will work as hard as they do.

Best Wedge Sole Work Boots

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Thorogood American Heritage 6" Moc Toe Boot

Thorogood makes some of the best quality work boots on the market and their 6-inch Moc Toe boot is no exception. These men’s wedge sole work boots have all the features you’d expect from a high quality boot: Goodyear Welt construction, Oil Tanned leather, and robust stitching throughout.

Thorogood features an exclusive Polyurethane wedge sole on these boots that are oil and slip resistant while a rubber midsole and removable cushion insert adds comfort for all day wear. These boots do not feature a safety toe but safety toe versions are widely available. 

Details at a glance:

  • Made in USA
  • Exclusive Oil and Slip Wedge Outsole
  • Removable Shock Absorption Comfort Cushion
  • Electrical Hazard Rated
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Georgia offers a great quality work boot that is reasonably priced with their Wedge Work Boot. Two features that stand out the most are the SPR leather uppers and special wedge sole. SPR leather is resistant to caustic alkali, sulfuric acid, calcium hydroxide, potassium phosphate, caustic potash, and other barnyard acids. And the proprietary Polyurethane wedge sole is oil and slip resistant thanks to it’s special grooved design. This commitment to safety is what makes these Georgia Boots one of the best wedge soled work boots on the market today.

Details at a glance:

  • SPR Leather uppers
  • Covered cushioned insole
  • Goodyear Welt Construction
  • Proprietary Oil Resistant Polyurethane Wedge Outsole
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Danner Bull Run 6-Inch Work Boot

The Danner Bull Run is one of our favorite Made in USA work boots and for good reason. It’s high quality oil tanned leather uppers are water and liquid resistant while it’s lighter weight makes it the perfect warm weather work boot. Thanks to Danner’s stitchdown construction these boots can be repaired and resoled when needed. All in all the Danner Bull Run is a pair of high quality wedge sole work boots that will stand the test of time.

Details at a glance:

  • Made in USA
  • Oil and Slip resistant Danner Wedge outsole
  • Non-insulated - Great warm weather work boot
  • Electrical Hazard Certified
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Irish Setter Ashby Wedge Sole Boot

A true work boot, the Ashby Work Boot is as comfortable as it is tough. The uppers are made of high grade S.B. Foot Tanning Company leather which is waterproof, time tested and as durable as they come. The Rubber-EVA wedge outsole is not only oil and slip resistant but heat resistant on surfaces up to 475º Fahrenheit. This makes this the perfect wedge soled boot for roofers, contractors and other professions that work near heat. 

Details at a glance:

  • Special Heat Resistant Outsole
  • Outsole is also slip, oil, chemical and abrasion resistant
  • Removable footbed
  • Uppers made of high grade Made in USA leather

Best Safety and Steel Toe Wedge Boots

For those who need a higher safety requirement here are the best steel toe wedge boots available right now based on comfort, quality craftsmanship and safety features.

Safety Toe Mens Wedge Sole Work Boots

Timberland PRO Gridworks Alloy Safety-Toe Boot

Timberland PRO offers a heavy duty work boot with their Gridwords Safety-Toe Boot. These boots combine comfort and real world durability with features such as waterproof leather uppers, antimicrobial mesh lining and shock absorbing technology for truly comfortable all day work wear. The special TPU (thermos-plastic urethane) outsole is what really sets these boots apart and makes it one of the best men’s wedge sole work boots available today. These TPU soles are not only oil, slip and abrasion resistant but are specially made to provide traction on frosted ice surfaces making this the perfect cold weather work boot. 

Details at a glance: 

  • Lightweight Alloy Safety Toe
  • Odor control antimicrobial mesh lining
  • Slip Resistant All-weather TPU Outsole
  • Electrical Hazard Protection
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Carharrt Wedge Steel Toe Work Boot

Cushioned insoles, Goodyear welt-construction, and an oil & slip resistant wedge outsole are just some of the many features that make these Carharrt work boots one of the best steel toe wedge boots on the market today. What we love about these boots is their commitment to breathability and comfort. Carharrt uses a special “Storm Defender” technology on it’s uppers that allows for a breathable boot that is still waterproof making this a great year round work boot.

Details at a glance:

  • Meets Electrical Hazard Requirements
  • Special waterproof breathable leather uppers
  • Duel density rubber wedge outsole for superior grip
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Danner Bull Run Moc Toe Steel Toe Work Boot

Danner hits a home run with their Bull Run Steel Toe work boot. These men’s wedge sole work boot feature a steel safety toe yet are light weight enough to wear even in hot weather conditions thanks to it’s unlined full grain leather uppers. When it comes to comfort it takes no shortcuts and features removable ortholite footbed and a rubber wedge outsole that provides amazing cushioning. Like all Danner work boots, these boots are repairable and can be resoled thanks to Danner’s excellent recrafting service.

Details at a glance:

  • Made in the USA
  • Electrical Hazard Certified
  • Unlined leather ruppers (perfect for warm weather wear)
  • Oil and Slip resistant Danner Wedge outsole
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Thorogood American Heritage 8 Inch Safety Toe Boot

Thorogood’s 8-inch American Heritage boot is the larger brother of their popular 6-inch boot versions. These wedge soled boots made our list because of their high quality and added steel toe. It’s safe to say that these are the perfect 8-inch work boots for those who value quality craftsmanship and safety design. A boot made with long work hours in mind, the American Heritage Safety Toe Boot features a removable dual density shock absorption comfort cushion footbed, Goodyear Welt construction with robust stitching and a Polyurethane MAXwear Outsole that’s made for long hours on your feet. This boot is also available in a non-steel toe version.

Details at a glance:

  • Made in USA
  • Available in non-steel toe versions
  • Electrical Hazard Rated
  • Exclusive Oil & Slip Resistant Polyurethane MAXwear Outsole

Wedge Sole Work Boots Benefits

wedge sole work boots benefits

Why choose wedge soled work boots? A wedge sole provides two things: Anti-slip traction and comfort. Wedge soled boots are often oil and slip resistant and perfect for those working in outdoor construction, landscaping or farms. Unlike heeled or lugged work boots, a wedge sole limits the amount of buildup and debris that can accumulate on the bottom of your boots. It’s specially designed grooves allows for an added grip while it’s rubber material gives the sole a slip resistance that is perfect for wet or slippery work conditions. 

As for comfort wedge soles provides needed cushioning for all day standing and moving and are superior to traditional heeled work boots. Add a cushioned foot bed to your wedge sole work boots and you’ll get a boot that feels amazing as it is safe and functional. 

To learn more about which kinds of boot soles are best for you check our Types of Boot Soles Guide. The guide covers many of the different boots soles commonly found in work boots so you can make the right decision based on your occupational needs.