Timberland PRO Gridworks 6" Alloy Toe Work Boot, leather upper, steel shanks, brass hardware, absorbs shock, electrical hazard protection, all weather, heat and oil resistant; $155, bootnshoe.com

If you work outdoors, especially during the winter months, you need boots that can take a serious beating!  You know, the rugged workwear boots that can put up with the mess Mother Nature throws your way.

We’ve kicked the rubber on a few soles and whittled it down to some ideal winter workwear-inspired boots that can take a lickin’ and keep on steppin’! The styles range from puddle-worthy to ice-crunching and will truly get you where you need to be and back.

So go on, dare Mother Nature to give you all she’s got, weatherwise, your work boots can take it!


Blundstone Work Boots, oil-tanned leather upper, kick guard protects the leather at toe, electrical hazard resistant, heat resistant; $150, Zappos.com


Catepillar Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boot, slip resistant, full grain leather, Climasphere insole, Goodyear welt construction; $80, shoes.com


Timberland PRO Men’s 8″ Direct Attach Steel Toe Insulated EH WP Work Boots,padded top collar, waterproof, leather upper, 18KV electrical hazard; slip,heat and oil resistant, mesh lining w/anti-microbial odor control; $140, constructiongear.com


Carhartt’s Men Rugged Flex Work Boot, waterproof, Ortholite sole, 5 layers of cushion and flexibility; oil, chemical and slip resistant, composite toe meets ASTM 2413-11 EH; $135, Amazon


Wolverine Legend 6-Inch Waterproof DuraShocks Work Boot, rubber outsole, waterproof full grain leather, moisture wicking mesh, Ortholite footbed, nylon shank; $121, workbootsusa.com