When it comes to operating in harm's way, the Working Man knows his livelihood depends on his feet. Crush, fry, or injure them and it's a no-go, limping around at home waiting for those tiny checks to arrive. That's why the smart money is on Work One I702 I-Met ... (see full details) (see specifications) #WRKI702.
Work One Boots: Men's Steel Toe I Met Work Boots I702
When it comes to operating in harm's way, the Working Man knows his livelihood depends on his feet. Crush, fry, or injure them and it's a no-go, limping around at home waiting for those tiny checks to arrive. That's why the smart money is on Work One I702 I-Met Work Boots for all-around protection.
The Weinbrenner Shoe Company has been manufacturing footgear right here in the USA since 1892. (For those of you who passed Math on your good looks, that's before your parents were born.) This Work One Men's Safety Boot covers a lot of bases by protecting you not only at your toe cap, but also in the metatarsal area. By meeting national standards, you're assured that the force of a 50 pound weight (think framework or freight) dropped from a height of eighteen inches above your foot will leave a minimum of about half an inch clearance above your toes and an inch above your metatarsal area so your bones don't get pulverized and you don't get a tour of the Emergency Room. Don't forget that this metatarsal guard is internal, so the boot looks better, and the guard is less likely to shift or get stuck in a small space.
Also rated for Electrical Hazard, these I-Met I702's will protect you against open circuits up to 600 volts under dry conditions. The special Kevlar-impregnated soles are made to resist heat also, so if you're around welding or foundry work, you're less likely to do your spontaneous hotfoot dance. "Yeah, that's great, but I tend to fall on my head a lot at work," you say. Well, lucky for you these Safety Boots have been tested for non-skid capabilities and passed with flying colors so foot-ground contact will no longer be a thing of the past in slippery situations.
You get all this without walking around in some steel breadbox, as this workboot has quite a few comfort features, and, as you can see, ain't half-bad looking. The padded Dri-Lex collar on the full-grain oil-tanned leather upper reduces irritation, wicks away moisture, and prevents pieces of debris (wasn't that a rock group?) from getting to your foot. There's also a rubber midsole and a memory foam insole to cushion your steps so your day doesn't seem especially long due to foot fatigue. Finally, the whole deal is put together with premium Goodyear Welt Construction, known for toughness and the best lateral stability of all boots. That also means the soles are repairable, adding longevity to this product and subtracting time spent shopping for you.
So get out there in that dangerous world armed (legged?) with the right stuff, Work One I702 I-Met Steel Toe Safety Work Boots. Your cart awaits!
All Work One work boots have been produced by the UFCW Union Labor.
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5 out of 5
Very comfortable, metatarsal is flexible, so won't cut...
By: Edward Adams
Very comfortable, metatarsal is flexible, so won't cut into your ankle. I am a machinist who stands on concrete for 8 or more hours a day and need a comfortable boot; this one rocks! Tread is not aggressive, so less likely to pick up metal chips than some.