The 10 Best Wolverine Work Boots For Men

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in August of 2018. Whether you're searching for work boots for at-home projects or as a requirement of your profession, you've probably heard of Wolverine. The company has quite a reputation for making rugged, high-quality footwear that lasts for ages. The options we've selected range from heavy-duty models that would likely survive the apocalypse to versatile pairs you could wear to the bar after work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Blade LX

2. Overpass Wellington

3. Raider Lace-Up

Editor's Notes

May 18, 2020:

During this round of updates, while most of our previous selections maintained their positions, we did remove the Floorhand Soft-Toe due to availability issues, and replaced them with the Blade LX – a well-designed pair that can last for years. We also removed the Wellington 10”, noting that the new Overpass Wellington incorporate many of the features and comforts of the former model, and combine them with flexible contoured welts and a sensible safety toe – both of which make a great deal of sense, for this category in particular.

A few things to look for in this category:

Support: At 10 inches, the Overpass Wellington are the tallest model we ranked. But, being a wellington-style boot, they tend to offer less support than lace-up models. If you’re working long days and doing a lot of heavy lifting, we recommend looking into a lace-up pair with an eight-inch rise, like the Drillbit Oil Rigger or Durashock High Performance 8”. However, if your work requires a lot of moving and not so much heavy lifting, there’s a good chance that you might prefer a six-inch model like the Raider Lace-Up or Harrison 6”, as they’re a bit easier to walk around in. Before making a final decision, make sure that the model you’re considering conforms with any workplace safety regulations that you might be subject to.

Safety Toe: Wolverine boots tend to feature one of thee toe styles: soft toe – like the Moc Toe 6” or Harrison 6” – which provide no special protection to your feet, steel toe – like the Drillbit Oil Rigger or Durashock W03120 – which are virtually invulnerable to breaking, and Carbonmax – like the Blade LX or the Legend Comp Toe – Wolverine’s line of composite toes, which are thinner and lighter than their steel counterparts, but still tough enough to meet ASTM safety standards. While my tendency always leaves me leaning toward composite models, once again, before making a final decision, make sure that the model you’re considering conforms with any workplace safety regulations that you might be subject to.

Guarantee and Warranty: Given Wolverine's outstanding reputation for manufacturing diehard work gear, I was surprised to find very little warranty information on the company's website. However, a representative from Wolverine has assured me that, in addition to its 30-day comfort guarantee, Wolverine offers a one-year warranty against defects on its boots, and will consider claims on boots older than a year old on a case-by-case basis.

4. Legend Comp Toe

5. Harrison 6”

6. Durashock W03120

7. Durashock High Performance 8”

8. Moc Toe 6”

9. Insulated 8”

10. Drillbit Oil Rigger

Will Rhoda
Last updated by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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