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Best Work Shoes & Work Boots for 2021

Shop before the whistle blows!

You work hard – you deserve the best for your feet during those long shifts! The right pair of shoes help you start every day on the right foot. With work wear options for every task, Shoe Carnival has the safety, comfort, and style you need to find your best fit. Stay safe on the job without crushing your wallet with our top picks for slip-resistant shoes, steel toe boots, and more!

Best Slip-Resistant Sneakers for Women: Skechers Work Squad 77222

Women's Skechers Work Squad Slip Resistant 77222 in Black
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Working in the food service industry means that you’re on the move from the moment you clock in until the time you clock out. A spill on the floor can’t slow you down! These non-slip sneakers from the Skechers Work Squad line are durable, slip-resistant, and even have an EH (Electrical Hazard) Safe design. Plus, with a Memory Foam™ cushioned insole and shock absorbing midsole, they’re super comfortable. Other non-slip shoes might substitute style for safety, but these casual kicks are cool, comfortable, and keep you out of harm’s way!

Best Slip-Resistant Shoes for Men: Skechers Work Cessnock 77188

Men's Skechers Work Cessnock 77188 Safety Shoes in Black
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Also available in women’s

Look sporty and stylish during your shift with the Cessnock 77188 slip-resistant sneakers. With a Memory Foam™ and roomy Relaxed Fit® design, you’ll breeze right through the day. Whether you’re working front of house or in the kitchen, count on the slip-resistant traction outsole, water-resistant, and stain-resistant construction to keep you on the move.

Best Nursing Clogs: Easy Works by Easy Street Lyndee

Easy Works by Easy Street nursing clogs in blue and black
Left: Women’s Easy Works by Easy Street Lyndee Slip-Resistant Clogs
Right: Women’s Easy Works by Easy Street Laurie Black Safety Shoes
Also available in other styles and colors

When you work a 10- or 12-hour shift, you rely on quality clogs and non-slip footwear to get your feet through the day. Cute and colorful, these comfort-focused clogs have a removable EasyMotion premium foam insole with arch support, ventilation for added comfort, and anti-microbial properties to keep your feet healthy. With a slip-resistant outsole and a contoured AntiFatigue EVA midsole to disperse weight and enhance stability, the Lyndee Slip-Resistant Clog will keep you light on your feet the whole shift!

Best Steel Toe Boots for Men: Caterpillar Threshold Waterproof

Men's Caterpillar Threshold Waterproof Steel Toe Work Boots
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Whether you’re working through the mud from last night’s rain or tooling parts on the shop floor, your boots have to keep up with you. Say goodbye to the seemingly impossible task of finding quality steel toes at an affordable price. Durable, comfortable, and protected – with the Caterpillar Threshold, you can have it all!  Slip-resistant, waterproof, and ergonomic, these CAT steel toe boots also feature an EH Safe design.

Best Steel Toe Boots for Women: Dr. Martens Industrial Gilbreth

Women's Dr. Martens Industrial Gilbreth Steel Toe Work Boots in Black
Shop here: Women’s Dr. Martens Industrial Gilbreth Steel Toe Work Boots

Comfort? Yes. Style? Check. Safety? Absolutely! With a slip-resistant AirWair™ sole and a steel toe that exceeds ASTM requirements, you can count on durable protection from these Dr. Martens Industrial work boots. Plus, they have additional insulation from the ground, protecting you from accidental electrical contact. 

Best Composite Toe Boots for Men: Carolina Boots CA8528 8 Inch Waterproof

Men's Carolina Boots CA8528 8 In Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boots in Cigar Brown
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Take modern men’s fashion, combine it with amazing work wear technology, and you get the Carolina Boots CA8528. With an oil- and slip-resistant sole, 100% waterproof construction, electrical hazard protection, and generous cushioning, these boots are as tough as you are. Combine that with the attractive leather uppers and fringe detail for a truly best-in-class boot.

Best Composite Toe Boots for Women: Wolverine Rig Waterproof

Women's Wolverine Rig Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boots in Chocolate Chip
Shop here: Women’s Wolverine Rig Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boots
Also available in men’s steel toe and men’s soft toe

Get a grip on safety with these slip-resistant and waterproof boots. The Wolverine Rig Composite Toe boots feature a range of cushioning and padding, plus a breathable lining so they stay dry on the inside, too. With composite toe protection, you’ll go to work feeling like you wrote the safety handbook. The whole team will know you mean business on the job site!

Best Safety Toe Shoes: Merrell Work Jungle Moc Alloy Toe

Merrell Work Jungle Moc Alloy Toe Work Shoes in Gunsmoke Brown, available in men's and women's sizes
Shop here: Men’s Merrell Work Jungle Moc Alloy Toe Work Shoes
Also available in women’s

Depending on your profession, you may not need heavy duty work boots, but you still need to protect your feet with a safety toe shoe that gets the job done. Waterproof, heat resistant up to 500° F, oil resistant, and slip resistant, the Merrell Work Jungle Mocs will have you ready for any beast of a project you tackle. Not only are your feet protected, with added support, surprising flexibility, and built-in stability, these work shoes give you all-day comfort. 

Best Ranch & Farm Boots: Wolverine Wellington 10 Inch 4727

Men's Wolverine Wellington 10 In 4727 Work Boots in Gaucho Brown
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Not all tough jobs require steel toes. The lightweight construction, full-cushion foam footbed, and non-slip design make this perfect for the weekend warrior and professional alike. The classic Goodyear welt construction is sturdy and flexible, so you can count on the Wolverine Wellington to last. The best part? These Nubuck suede boots look just as good on date night as they do on the job.

Best Tactical Boots: Magnum Response III 8.0 SZ

Men's Magnum Response III 8.0 SZ Work Boots in Black
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When seconds count, the Magnum Response III is always ready to go. Lightweight and durable, these boots boast an aggressive oil-resistant and slip- resistant carbon rubber outsole, allowing you to maneuver with ease on any surface. The lace-up closure provides a perfect fit, while the zipper entry allows you to get ready in a heartbeat when duty calls.

The work you do matters and Shoe Carnival is here to help you get it done. With the best work wear at great prices, you’ll be on track for a great year!

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