Updated June 11, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

The 10 Best Work Boots For Plumbers

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in May of 2020. Though they are designed for safety, work boots come in many styles with different features for various types of job. Boots for plumbers should be, first and foremost, waterproof and have an anti-slip sole. Other important considerations, such as toe protection, warmth, and lining material will also affect their ability to equip the wearer for a comfortable, risk-free day at work. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best work boot for plumbers on Amazon.

10. ArcticShield Duck Bean

9. Safetoe M8356B

8. Wolverine Floorhand

7. Tingley 27251

6. Meyzeze Impact Resistant

5. Jusraminc Work Boots

4. Timberland Pro Boondock

3. Wolverine Overpass

2. Keen Utility Portland

1. Rockrooster AT697 Pro

Editor's Notes

June 03, 2020:

The work of a plumber is not confined to one particular environment. They may find themselves up to their knees in mud, installing drainage and supply lines one day, and in a domestic property, walking around on plush carpeting, the next. Therefore, choosing adequate footwear is of vital importance to ensure a comfortable day at work, while having the required protection when it matters. Of course, boots only form a small part of the protective workwear ensemble. Hard hats, kneepads and work gloves, to name just a few, are all essential parts of a tradesman's arsenal.

As a vast amount of a plumber's life is spent crouching or kneeling, then flexibility is a big consideration. The Meyzeze Impact Resistant are more of a sneaker with a toe cap, making them a good choice for plumbers who often work in people's homes. The Wolverine Floorhand don't have any toe protection, giving them plenty of flex but sacrificing somewhat on safety. The Keen Utility Portland features a rubber vamp that allows them to bend easily, while the carbon fiber toe box keeps the weight down.

If, on the other hand, you work predominantly outdoors, then a watertight pair of boots will be the most practical choice. The Tingley 27251 are knee-high and made entirely of rubber, making them ideal for areas with deep standing water. The ArcticShield Duck Bean is another weatherproof choice thanks to their seamless rubberized upper. The other options in this wiki combine various features to maximize comfort and safety levels, for instance, the Timberland Pro Boondock is available with your choice of insulation thickness, up to 1000 grams, while the Jusraminc Work Boots have been fashioned with a Goodyear welt, which means the soles can be removed and a new one stitched on without causing any damage to the upper. The Rockrooster AT697 Pro is a good alround choice made with durable lightweight materials, rugged anti-slip soles, and comfortable linings.


Chris Gillespie
Last updated on June 11, 2020 by Chris Gillespie

Starting his career in the building industry, Chris built and managed a plumbing and heating company in northern England. After 13 years, seeking a more fulfilling lifestyle, he moved to southeast Asia, eventually settling in Vietnam, where he teaches writing and comprehension at a number of international universities. Drawing on his previous experience, and his passion for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Chris is knowledgeable in all things water related both recreationally and within the construction industry.


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