15 Best Wellington Work Boots On The Market (Top Brands & Models)

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Top Rated Wellington Work Boots

We’ve put together a list of the top 15 Wellington work boots and our #1 recommendation based on what we’ve found in our research is the Timberland PRO Powerwelt.

To bring you this article we’ve researched over 40 websites, looked at 37 different Wellington work boot brands and models and we have read dozens of customer reviews and feedback for each make of boot that made the cut, as well as a few that did not. 

In this article, you’ll learn about which are some of the newest and best Wellington style work boots plus some things to consider before buying your Wellington work boots (and much more)…

…so keep reading. There’s a lot of good info in here!

You can jump straight into the Wellington work boots reviews section or go to the Q&A section first (if you want to learn more about this)

Our list of the 15 best Wellington style work boots

Here’s a quick comparison table if you’re curious about which work boots I’ve included in today’s round-up.

1. Timberland Powerwelt

  • 10″ from the bottom of the heel
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe

Steel Toe Wellington
Work Boots

2. Ariat WorkHog

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Composite toe

Square Composite Toe Wellington Work Boot

3. Irish Setter

  • 10″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Aluminum toe

Aluminum Toe
Wellington Work Boots

4. Carhartt CMP1100

  • 12″ from the arch
  • Leather + cordura
  • Soft toe

Best Soft Toe Wellington Work Boots

5. Georgia CarboTec

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Soft toe

Great Wellington Boot For
Farm And Ranch Work

6. Red Wing Supersole

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe

Wellington Work Boots Made In USA

7. Chippewa Edge Walker

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Soft toe

Great Wellington Work Boots For Walking

8. Servus

  • 14″ from the heel
  • PVC
  • Soft toe

Low Budget Wellington Rubber Work Boots

9. Justin Stampede

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe

Cowboy Style Wellington Work Boots

10. KEEN Dallas

  • 11″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Steel toe

Electric Hazard Rated Wellington Work Boots

11. Thorogood GenFlex

  • 8″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Composite toe

Wellington Work Boots With Side Zip

12. Wolverine Overpass

  • 10″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Composite toe

Lightweight Wellington Work Boots

13. Carolina Well X

  • 12″ from the arch
  • 100% leather
  • Composite toe

High Heels Wellington Work Boots

14. Dunlop Explorer

  • 15″ from the heel
  • Purofort
  • Steel toe

Heavy-duty Wellington Work Boots

15.Rocky Sport PRO

  • 16″ from the arch
  • Neoprene
  • Soft toe

Insulated Wellington Work Boots For Winter

Reviews of the best rated Wellington work boots for men and women

Alright, let’s jump into some detailed reviews of each one of these Wellington work boots and find out more about them…

an oil field worker doing his daily activities wearing a good pair of Wellington work boots.

1. Timberland PRO Powerwelt

Best Steel Toe Wellington Boots

Timberland produces quality and comfortable work boots and Powerwelt is no exception.  When it comes to design and durability, we give it to this Powerwelt Timberland boot.

The Powerwelt is comfortable to wear for many hours even on concrete floors.

When it comes to safety, Powerwelt features a steel toe cap and ASTM-certified electrical hazard protection. The rubber outsole is slip-resistant and oil-resistant resistant but not punctured-resistant. 

The Timberland Powerwelt is properly insulated and suitable for a perfect winter boot. However, its tough leather may affect breathability, especially on hot summer days

The extra abrasion-resistant material on the front of this boot makes it more durable, harder to get scratched or cut. This makes it also a great work boot for welders or anybody working with fire, sparks, or hot slag.

PROS

  • Steel toe cap for safety 
  • Abrasion-resistant
  • 100% leather
  • Keeps feet warm in winter
  • Comfortable

CONS

  • The waterproofing could be better

2. Ariat WorkHog

Best Composite Toe
Wellington Work Boots

If you’re after a reliable Wellington work boot that’s comfortable and light check these ones out.

They’re lighter than steel toe work models since the safety toe cap on these Wellies is non-metallic. It’s a composite toe cap.

Not only that but these Ariat cowboy work boots come were designed with the ATS Max platform which will provide you with extra shock absorption and stability to minimize foot fatigue.

So if you’re on your feet for long hours walking up and down a lot these Ariat work boots are for you.

The upper is made out of premium full-grain leather and they will resist a little bit to water and snow. Most users said the waterproof worked for them whilst others said it wasn’t that great.

No leather work boots are completely waterproof though.

I’m sure these types of work boots are not only worn working around the farm but also in other sectors like construction, mechanics, landscaping, etc. The good news is that the Duratred outsole on these Wellington work boots is designed to give you grip and slip resistance on a variety of surfaces.

One very helpful feature in these boots, especially if you have high arches, is the U-Turn Entry System.

This simply makes the boot bend at a specific point, right where your heel pushes against the boot as you try to stick your foot inside and won’t make it that hard to step in them as other boots.

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Safety composite toe cap
  • Square toe good for wider feet
  • Easy to put on

CONS

  • You might have to waterproof them

3. Irish Setter Ashby

Wellington Work Boots
With Aluminum Toe Cap


This is another lightweight work boot in this Wellington work boots round-up.

Not only because its safety toe cap is made of aluminum (lighten than steel) but also because these Irish Setter Ashby Wellington boots come with a wedge sole.

Wedge sole work boots are much lighter than boots that carry an outsole made of rubber.

Another good thing about these pair of wellies is that the heel is very low, almost inexistent.

This is particularly good if you have sore feet or maybe back problems. Wearing work boots with higher heels such as the boots worn by linemen or loggers will only make things worse.

It comes with other features you’d expect to find in good work boots such as electrical hazard protection, heat resistant-outsole

If you liked these Wellington work boots and you want to buy them just make sure you buy the right ones.

There are 2 models. One with a safety toe cap (MODEL 83908) and another one that comes with a soft toe box which is the MODEL 83909.

PROS

  • Wedge sole
  • Aluminuim safety toe cap
  • Full grain leather
  • Electrical hazard rated

CONS

  • You might have issues with the sizing so make sure your order ahead of time in case you need to exchange them.

4. Carhartt CMP1100

Great Soft Toe Wellington Work Boots


You might not work in an industrial environment so you might not need a safety toe Wellington boot.

Even though these great-looking work boots have a soft toe box they’re still quite rugged and durable and they meet the ASTM F2892-11 EH Safety Standards.

These might be great pair of boots if you’re an electrician, landscaper, or gardener, or any kind of light-duty type of work where the hazard of hurting your toes is not as high as a construction worker or a car mechanic is.

Probably one of the best features in these Carhartt work boots is the fact that they’not 100% made of leather.

Yes, you read it right. The upper of these boots are made of a mixture of leather and synthetic material and that makes it much more flexible than a 100% leather work boot.

You will find this particularly helpful if you work around the farm cutting and cleaning bushes, bush hugging, and other tasks where you need a lot of flexibility in the work you’re carrying out

PROS

  • Very comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Good support
  • Ease of movement

CONS

  • Having a soft toe you won’t be allowed to enter some work sites where a safety toe is required.

5. Georgia

Wellington Work Boots
For Farm And Ranch Work


The above boot from Carhartt was a good option for farmers but it didn’t have a safety toe. This Georgia Wellington work boot will solve that for you since this model comes with a composite toe cap.

Not only the toe box is tougher but the leather upper as well. That’s because the upper of this boot is made with something Georgia calls “SPR Leather”.

This leather goes through a special tanning process that makes it 3 times tougher than regular leather.

That’s great for durability but the con is that there will be a period of breaking in these work boots. So if that’s fine with you just make sure to buy them in advance and break them in before using them at work.

Also, the SPR leather makes these wellies oil and chemical resistant and that’s good news for a farmer since you’ll be using all sorts of chemicals and oil around the farm.

SPR leather resists to:

  • Caustic alkali
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Calcium hydroxide
  • Potassium phosphate
  • Caustic potash, and other barnyard acids
  • It’s also pasture-proof

PROS

  • Waterproof
  • Tough leather
  • Composite safety toe
  • Good looking boots
  • Goodyear welt construction

CONS

  • The boots don’t have linners

6. Red Wing

American Made
Wellington Work Boots


If you’re after a Wellington work boot made in the USA check out this Supersole model from Red Wing.

This is a great Wellington work boot for tough work environments such as construction, railway industry, mining just to mention a few.

The sole of these boots is made out of dual-density urethane which makes the boot more durable. And even though the outsole it’s not puncture-resistant, the boot does come with puncture-resistant insoles that Red Wing calls Swen Flex.

These insoles pass or exceed worldwide standards for puncture resistance including ASTM, CSA, and EN.

Many customers have praised how comfortable these boots are but even more how long they last with some users having these boots for 5 years or more.

One thing I consider a con is a fact that most of the Red Wing work boots are not sold online and that means you’ll have to find a Red Wing store close to you.

PROS

  • Steel toe protection
  • Puncture resistant insoles
  • Heavy duty and durable
  • Excellent leather quality

CONS

  • You can’t buy them online

7. Chippewa Edge Walker

Great Wellington Boots For Walking


These Chippewa Wellington work boots are not the toughest work boots out there for sure but if what you need is a good comfy pair of wellies to take a walk then this is it.

They’re comfortable right out of the box and according to some users they don’t need any breaking in.

This Chippewa wellie features a Vibram Christy wedge outsole that makes it very light.

If you’re working in an area where water and electricity are close together you’ll be happy to know that these Wellington boots are electrical hazard rated adding an extra layer of protection whilst doing your job.

A few owners have mentioned that the soles also are quite soft. That’s not good for everybody. Some people might think that because it’s soft it’s good because provides cushioning.

But in reality, if you have flat feet or if you suffer from plantar fasciitis this is the last thing you want: a soft footbed.

Overall it’s not the best Wellington work boot out there, but it’s a good Wellington work boot for the money.

PROS

  • Lightweight
  • Very comfortable
  • No breaking in period
  • EH rated

CONS

  • Doesn’t last too long

8. Servus

Cheap Rubber Weelington Work Boots


If you’re on a low budget or simply don’t want to pay that much for a pair of Wellington work boots then check out these affordable work boots from Honeywell.

These work boots are made with injection-molded PVC with TDT (triple-density technology).

I know, that’s a lot of bells and whistles just to say that the boots resist degradation from chemicals which is very helpful if you work pouring concrete or maybe in the poultry and fish industry, oil fields, or farms.

And by the way, these boots have a self-cleaning outsole and that comes really handy especially if you work in the industries mentioned above.

If you’ve been pouring concrete for the whole day for example, once you step out of the concrete and the mud, the material will fall off by itself, even if it gets dry.

I was surprised to find out that these rubber wellies have a steel shank.

That’s excellent for support and stability. It gives you extra strength and protection if you’re staying up ladders or if you’re hitting the shovel with your boot.

PROS

  • Durable
  • Heel support
  • Affordable
  • 100% waterproof

CONS

  • Not breathable

9. Justin Stampede

Cowboy Style Wellington Work Boots

Here’s another great-looking western-style boot that features a square toe box.

These Justin work boots feature a steel toe cap which makes it a great boot if you work in construction or any industry where a safety toe is required.

Also having a square toe box usually it’s good for people with wider feet because the square toe allows for better accommodation being more spacious than a round toe cap.

The boot looks pretty stylish in terms of design. The upper is made of 100% leather that’s embellished by a retro-themed yellow, blue, and orange stitch pattern that gives this boot a vintage feel.

The outsole is made of a dual-density rubber with resistance t abrasion, slipping, chips, and marking which makes this Justin Stampede work boot great to work on different surfaces.

PROS

  • No marking outsole
  • Steel shank
  • Steel toe protection
  • Removable insoles

CONS

  • Not very breathable so you might sweat a bit in them in summer

10. KEEN Utility Dallas

Rugged & Comfortable
Wellington Work Boots


If you’re doing construction, demolition, or any type of heavy-duty work then these Keen work boots might be just right for you.

Not only come with a steel toe to protect your toes from falling or rolling objects but the toe cap itself comes with a toe cover made of rubber.

This will extend the lifespan of this Wellington work boot by not allowing the toe cap to get exposed from repetitive scratches as you’re bending and crouching carrying your daily activities.

Another great feature in this 11″ wellie is the asymmetrical toe caps hat allows for a better fit improving the comfort when you’re wearing them.

These boots will provide you with some good traction even on slick surfaces due to their rubber outsoles that meet or exceed ASTMF1677 Mark II and ASTM F2913 SATRA non-slip standards.

PROS

  • Non marking soles
  • EH rated
  • Waterproof membrane
  • Steel toe cap

CONS

  • The biggest complaint is related to the sizing. Order in advance in case you have to exchange them

11. Thorogood 804-4440

Wellington Work Boots With Side Zip


These bad boys’ wellies from Thorogood come with a side zipper for even more comfort and convenience. The only downside I can see is that the zipper doesn’t go all the way down to the sole.

But my guess is that they choose to do so in order to avoid water coming into the boot through the zip.

A great-looking boot with some heavy-duty features on board. They have been tested and passed the electrical hazard test sow these work boots can withstand 18.000 volts of electrical shock.

The triple stitching on these Thorogoods makes me think they’re made to last some heavy-duty work.

Some owners mentioned they’ve used these boots even for welding and they’re still holding pretty well.

The EVA midsole and the composite shank that comes engineered in these work boots will provide you with the comfort and support you need when standing for lots of hours on your feet.

Since these Wellington work boots don’t have any metal in their construction will make them a great choice if you work at the airport or any place where you’ll have to go through metal detectors to go to your workplace.

PROS

  • EH rated
  • Composite safety toe
  • Composite
  • Removable insoles
  • Easy to resole

CONS

  • Not insulated

12. Wolverine

Lightweight Wellington Work Boots


I’ve been wearing the 6-inch version of this boot and it’s the most comfortable work boot I’ve had this year. the 6″ it’s a lace-up boot though but both are built exactly from the same materials.

If you go through the reviews of this Wolverine 10″ inch Wellington boot you’ll see that the majority of people are praising the comfort of this boot and how great it was right off the box.

One thing to keep in mind is that these are going to be much less flexible than the 6inch version and some users have pointed this out as well in their reviews.

It comes with a composite toe so it’s great if you’re working in industries where you must a safety toe of some kind.

Having a composite toe box instead of a steel one makes the boot a little lighter than other wellies in this round-up.

Another feature that makes these Wellington work boots comfortable to walk in is the Ortholite insole you’ll find in these boots. They provide cushioning in the heel and forefoot and also have some arch support.

PROS

  • Very light
  • Comfortable
  • Composite toe protection
  • Anti slippery outsole
  • Removable ortholite insole

CONS

  • Some users have mentioned that the boot was too tight for their extra wide feet

13. Carolina CA9831

Wellington Work Boots For Loggers


This Carolina Wellington work boot means business. They’re great looking and they seem quite rugged with a ton of features.

One of the things I loved to see in these great-looking logger work boots is a triple rib steel shank.

This is not only great for support and comfort but also helps avoid your feet getting fatigued and sore whilst shoveling or standing on ladders or climbing trees.

The Vibram soles on these Wellington boots look quite aggressive which is exactly what you need if your work a lot outdoors in the wilderness or you have to work on rough and uneven terrains.

The crazy horse leather is quite tough on these boots which can help you stay safe from scratches and punctures whilst cutting trees and bushes. The con of this is that they will require a bit of breaking in period.

PROS

  • Vibram outsole
  • Heel support
  • Steel shank
  • Composite toe

CONS

  • Not insulated

14. Dunlop Explorer

Best Wellington Work
Boots For Oilfield


If you’re looking for a REAL oil, gas, and mining Wellington work boot then you can stop searching. These bad boys from Dunlop are packed with features.

First, it’s made out of Purofort, a unique material created by Dunlop that has millions of evenly distributed air pockets making these Wellington boots very lightweight and insulated against the cold.

If you work in cold weather these wellies from Dunlop can keep your feet warm in temperatures up to -50°C or -58°F.

Not the best boots to work in a refrigerator plant or somewhere where ice is present since the treads on these soles are quite aggressive. That type of sole is for traction not for anti-slippery protection. So keep that in mind.

They’re great to work and walk through mud, snow, rough terrain.

They’re not the best-looking work boots in this round-up but if safety and comfort are your priority whilst working on the oil field, digging trenches, installing pipes, etc … then these are for you!

PROS

  • Antistatic
  • 100% waterproof
  • Chemical resistant
  • Fuel oil resistant
  • Steel toe

CONS

  • Too bulky

15. Rocky Sport PRO

1200g Insulated Wellington Work Boot


The Dunlop boots mentioned above this one are excellent for extreme cold but they’re way too bulky and not for eveybody’s taste.

For that reason, I wanted to share with you these other Wellington work boots from Rocky. They are a bit less bulky and have a few interesting features you might like.

These don’t come with a safety toe cap so you won’t be able to use them in some work environments.

Luckily, not all jobs are as dangerous as construction is so if you work at the farm or maybe in the poulty or fish industry these are going to be just fine for you.

Talking about meat industry, these are perfect for you because the 1200g of Thinsulate on these Wellington work boots will keep your feet warm whilst you go in and out of the huge industrial freezers.

Another great feature on these boots is the side zipper which makes them super easy to take them off and put on.

Most people buying these boots have used them for hunting so that means that these boots are great for outdoor work as well maybe around the farm taking care of the animals.

PROS

  • Side zipper
  • Extra Insulation
  • Affordable
  • 100% waterproof

CONS

  • Some users have complaint about the durability of these boots

What You Need To Know Before
Buying Wellington Work Boots

Let’s quickly look at a few important things you might want to know when it comes to buying Wellington work boots and answer a few frequently asked questions related to this type of footwear.

How should Wellington work boots fit?

Let me be honest with you and tell you that Wellington boots are not the most comfortable work boots out there. But if that’s what you must wear in order to do your job at least let’s make sure they fit you properly.

How Wellington work boots should fit depends widely on each of our preferences. Whilst you might like the boot to be higher around your calfs some other people like it to be quite loose.

Personally, since I have varicose veins I like them to be a bit tighter around my legs kinda like doing the job of a compression sock (I use those too by the way).

But I still like to have some flexibility as I walk and bend or crouch doing my daily tasks since I don’t want to risk choking the veins and have even worse blood circulation.

If the wellies are too loose it makes me feel tired at the of my shift plus it can give blisters at the back of my heel from so much friction.

The best thing you can do, even if you buy your Wellington work boots online, is to try them on. Most local and online stores that sell work boots have a minimum of 30 days return policy. So you have a month to wear them at home and decide if they’re good for you or not!

What type of work are Wellington boots good for?

If you’re new to wellies or maybe you want to buy them as a gift for someone you love here are a few industries these might be a good fit for:

  • Mechanics
  • Truck drivers
  • Delivery drivers
  • Machinist & heavy plant operators
  • Oil field workers
  • Farm and agriculture workers
  • Construction contractors
  • Pipeliners
  • Plumbers

Features to look for in good Wellington work boots

This also depends on what type of work you’re doing. Some features will be overkill for some of you whilst they’re a must for others. But here’s what a good Wellington boot should have.

Support

Since you’ll be using these boots for work having good foot support it’s a must feature in any work boot. Again, depending on your industry choose a sole that provides you with anti-slippery and grip functions or good traction if you work outdoors in rough terrains.

Shank

Wellington work boots that come with a shank (preferably steel shank for heavy-duty jobs) are going to provide more comfort when it comes to standing on ladders or hitting the shovel all day long in the garden or doing excavation.

Also if you’re climbing trees or poles as part of your job having a shank is also a must. Otherwise your feet with ache a lot from standing in your spurs.

Waterproof

If you have to wear wellies to do your job is probably because you have to work in a lot of wet conditions, wet soil, dirt, muck, concrete…

…hence your Wellington work boot must be able to prevent water from coming into your boots. So look for waterproof work boots that can keep your feet dry for the whole duration of your shift.

Toe protection

Some industries will not allow you to step onsite if you don’t have some kind of toe cap protection.

I’m a construction worker myself and I know I can’t turn up on-site with a great-looking pair of Timbs if they don’t have steel toe cap, composite cap, or aluminum cap.

If that’s your case as well scroll back up and look for those Wellington boots with a safety toe box.

When should you choose Wellington work boots over other types of work boots?

Personally, I can’t use Wellington or any type of pull-on work boots since they’re banned on most construction sites due to the fact that they don’t provide ankle support.

But there are situations where you have to and the safety man it’s fine with allowing you to use wellies instead of work boots with ankle support.

So those situations are when we’re working with lots of water, pouring concrete, working with oil or chemical spillages, dirt and muck, animal feces, etc

Basically, the dirtier your job is the more it seems like you need to wear Wellington pull-on work boots instead of lace-up work boots.

The takeaway

Finding the best Wellington work boot requires you to know what type of hazards you’re dealing with at your work. Knowing this you’ll be able to understand what features to look for.

If you’re working in an oil field the most important ones are oil and chemical resistant, water resistant, and good traction outsoles (amongst others).

Whatever you’re job is I’m sure one of the Wellington boots mentioned in this round-up review will fit your needs.

Overall, The Best Pair Of
Wellington Work Boots


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