Best Work Boots For Sore Feet

Foot pain is a horrible thing to endure, especially if your job requires to be on your feet and moving around all day. Most of us can relate to this, but foot pain can be amplified by shoes and boots that are not up to par.

While for the average person those boots would pose no problems, but for those with constantly sore feet they only make the problem worse. Comfortable shoes are everywhere and usually decent priced, but finding a comfortable work boot is like finding a needle in the haystack. 

Well, we have found the “needles” for you and listed below several comfortable, durable and worthy of their price tag work boots. It's time to take a stand against sore feet and ease your suffering.
These boots have most of the bases covered in terms of what we expect from a work boot and they are easy on both your feet and your wallet. 

They are also available in a multitude of colors, including two styles of black, charcoal, wheat and brown. They have a lugged rubber sole which is slip, electrical and oil resistant and feature speed lacing hardware on their shaft, as well as being waterproof. 

They have comfort covered with their wide box style toe, padded tongue, collar and cushioned insoles. No worries of having cramped toes with this boot and the insole's added cushioning is bound to be appreciated by your feet. 

The big downfall of these boots is their lack of being steel toed.
If non steel toed boots aren't a concern for you, then by all means these boots may be just what your feet need, but some of us need steel toes.


  • Multiple color choices
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Cushioned insoles
  • Fast lacing hardware
  • Budget friendly price tag
  • Box style toe
  • Slip, oil and electrical resistant
  • Waterproof


  • Non steel toed
  • Minimal shock absorption
Carhartt is known for its heavy duty work wear and these boots surpass our expectations of the brand. While they're a bit pricey, these boots are worth their price tag, if not more. 

They are available in brown oil tanned leather and they are waterproof. Their dual density rubber out-sole, paired with a 5 layer cushioned insole and padded collar ensure comfort and shock absorbency. 

The composite toe keeps these boots light while providing almost as much protection as a steel toed boot would. 

For sore feet protection without the added weight could be beneficial. These boots however lack the fast lacing feature and the padded tongue, but our feet think the extra insole cushioning makes up for it.


  • Waterproof
  • 5 layers of insole cushioning
  • Dual density shock absorbent rubber out-sole
  • Composite Toe
  • Wide toe box
  • Padded collar
  • Trusted brand
  • Fairly budget friendly
  • lightweight


  • No fast lacing option
  • Only one color option
  • No padded tongue
Aside from being comfortable and affordable these boots have something big going for them. Irish Setter has gone above and beyond this time, designing their boots to easily and comfortably accommodate orthotics. 

Irish Setter's 6 inch work boots come in a wheat color only. They can also be waterproofed and have a removable cushioned insole, as well as a padded tongue and collar. 

With a lugged rubber out-sole for slip, oil and electrical resistance. Their direct attach construction ensures durability and their steel shank improves protection and keeps them lightweight. 

This sound like the perfect remedy for over worked feet. But, they don't have a steel toe and there is no fast lacing option.


  • Accommodate orthotics
  • Removable cushioned insole
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Steel shank
  • Oil, slip and electrical resistant
  • Affordable
  • Able to be waterproofed
  • Direct attach construction
  • Lightweight
  • Durable


  • Non steel toed
  • No fast lace option
  • Don't come waterproofed
These boots have all the bang for your buck, a heavy duty boot with the comfort of a shoe and very affordable. 

Dickie's designed these boots with a steel toed lower and a breathable suede upper to provide durability and maximum comfort. 

This, combined with their mesh underlay and moisture defense lining make these boots hard to over look. 

The ethylene vinyl acetate insole and mid sole make all day comfort an easy feat to accomplish and the rubber sole is slip resistant. 

They also feature a padded tongue, padded collar and a reinforced toe and heel guard. They do not have a fast lacing option, and are not electrical safe, which are the two major flaws of this boot.


  • Steel toed
  • Special cushioned mid sole and insole
  • Breathable
  • Affordable
  • Mesh underlay
  • Moisture defense
  • Padded tongue and collar
  • Reinforced toe and heel guard
  • Slip resistant


  • Non fast lacing
  • Not electrical hazard safe
  • Not waterproof

These boots are close to the priciest on our list, but could very well be considered the most comfortable. They provide 8 inches of leg and foot protection, along with being water proof and oil slip resistant. Their rubber sole is non marking and floor friendly. T

They have a nylon supported shank that is accompanied by a 4 layer EVA quad comfort technology insole for maximum shock absorbency and comfort. The padded collar minimizes leg chaffing and provides additional comfort and support. 

Their wide toe box ensures your toes will have plenty of breathing room and the hyper-dry bootie maximizes their water barrier. Their faults come in the form of only being available in brown.


  • 8 inches of protection
  • Waterproof
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Non Marking sole
  • Nylon Supported Shank
  • Padded Collar
  • 4 layer EVA quad comfort technology
  • Shock absorbent
  • Wide toe box
  • Steel toed

  • Only available in brown

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