Rocky Rams Horn Boot Review (Wedge Sole And Composite Toe Cap Boots: Any Good?)

Hey, Lucas and Adrian here. Welcome to our review of these Rocky Rams Horn work boots. These are the model RKK03222, waterproof, wedge sole, and composite toe cap to name some of the most important features.

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Overall, good wedge-sole boots for light to medium-duty work

These Ram’s Horn boots honestly feel as comfortable to me as wearing a pair of hiking boots. I would put comfort as the number one best thing about these boots!

By the way, if you landed on this page looking for the Wellington version of this boot, this is not the page. Here’s the page you’re looking for: Rocky Wellington Rams Horn work boots review

Buckle up cause it’s quite a long review. For your convenience, I’ve created a menu for this page that’s helpful to jump to a specific section. Just click on the “What’s inside” below to open it.

Let’s go!

Who’s working on this page

Lucas Chasteen
Victor Adrian
Researcher & Editor

The environment in which the boots are tested in

I will use these on a daily basis for most of the work I do, with the exception of climbing a pole or going into very wet or muddy conditions.

For both of those tasks, I have other boots more suited for the conditions. Here are some good lineman work boots for climbing poles.

These Rocky Ram’s Horn Wedge boots will be used for work associated with electrical distribution including…

  • operating bucket trucks
  • operating digger derrick trucks
  • setting new poles
  • stringing wire
  • working on underground cables
  • responding to power outages, and more.

With the wide variety of job sites and work to be performed my boots need to be able to handle a lot of different tasks.

These boots are a good fit for my job because they are very cushioned and comfortable, while also providing safety features such as the composite toe, electrical hazard rating, and slip resistant outsole.

They are labeled as being waterproof and have a one-year waterproof guarantee with Rocky’s Vapor Pass waterproofing which is also beneficial to my line of work since the vast majority of our tasks are outside.

Unboxing the Rocky Rams Horn work boots 

Features of the Rocky Rams Horn work boots

Model TestedRKK0322
Safety Toe CapYES – Composite toe cap
Toe cap styleMoc toe style
Upper’s materialFull grain leather
Boot heightAvailable only in 6 Inch
Boot construction typeCement cosntruction
Sole materialRubber
Sole typeWedge sole
Heel height1.5 inches
Boot weight1.87 lbs per boot
Oil and slip-resistantYes
Non-marking solesYes
ShankYes – Fiberglass shank
Removable insoleYes
Electrical Hazard ProtectionYes
Available sizes7US – 15US
Available widthsD & EE (Medium and Wide)

First impressions of my Rocky Rams Horn wedge work boots

My immediate first impression when I opened the box for the first time is, how nice the Rocky Ram Horn boots look, at least in my opinion anyway.

I like the look of the leather, the style and shape of the moc toe design, and also the red accent color on parts of the boot.

I also get the impression that they are going to be very comfortable between the highly padded collar, the thick insole, and the rebound midsole material.

My first impression of this boot makes me very excited and optimistic about wearing these!

The Rocky Rams Horn boots on the outside

Let’s have a look at the outside of the boots and see what we can learn.

Leather quality

Waterproof full grain leather upper. The color of the leather looks great to me and is listed on Rocky’s website as brown.

The leather feels like it is quality and appears free from any defects or imperfections at the time of first opening the boots.

Toe cap bumper

This boot does not have a rubber toe cap and I’m not aware of any Rocky Rams Horn boots that come with a toe cap bumper.

Most people will go with Tuff Toe in these situations. Personally, I think you’re ruining the look of the boots but if that’s not something you’re interested in, the Tuff Toe is the best alternative to a built-in toe cap bumper.

Moc toe construction

These boots have a moc toe that in my opinion looks great.

It appears to be made from a single piece of leather that is shaped to create the moc toe look and may be more durable than similar looking boots that are constructed with two-piece moc toes.


The Rocky Ram’s Horn composite toe waterproof work wedge has 6 rows of eyelets.

The bottom four rows are traditional eyelets while the top two sets of eyelets provide you with the choice of lacing through them as you would with a traditional eyelet instead of using the speed hook option.

Pass-through speed hooks are a trend that I’m seeing more and more on work boots and I am all for it.

Typically I opt for the speed hook lacing at the top of my boots but there are certain situations where I would prefer to lace through eyelets all the way to the top.

So I love having hardware that gives me the option to lace it how I choose based on what jobsite I’m going to work that day. Here are more ways to lace up your work boots for comfort and stability.

Boot construction type

This boot is built using cemented sole construction. The upper has areas where the stitches are reinforced with some spots having as many as four rows of stitching in high stress areas.

One of the pros of a cemented construction boot is that it is extremely flexible. The con is, because it lacks a Goodyear welt or stitch-down construction it is less durable and cannot be resoled easily.


The midsole combines both polyurethane and EVA to provide cushion and comfort as well as a fiberglass shank to add stability. The outsole is made of oil and slip resistant rubber.

This type of outsole construction is becoming the standard on many wedge sole work boots because it combines the sneaker-like comfort, due to the EVA midsole, with the durability of a rubber outsole.

Two popular boots with a similar outsole are the Irish Setter WingShoot ST and the Irish Setter Ashby boots. I definitely suggest checking out our reviews for them.


The stitching on these boots seems to be well done and some areas are reinforced with as many as four rows of stitches.

Inside the Rocky Rams Horn moc toe work boots

Now let’s see what can we discover by looking at the inside of the boot…

Tongue construction: Gusseted

The tongue on these boots is gusseted part of the way up the boot. The gusset runs up above the fourth row of eyelets, stopping just prior to the speed hooks.

That means if you stand in water higher than the fourth row of eyelets, you can expect wet boots. Anything lower than that, your feet should stay dry.

Toe box

The toe box in these boots is a safety rated composite toe with a moc toe shape. The toe box feels great for my foot with no discomfort to any of my toes and I think it also looks great.

The shape is not massive to where the safety toe looks obvious or ugly in any way.

Also, these are offered in a wide version and a soft toe version so most people should be able to find a model of this boot to fit their needs.

Removable insole

These Rocky Ram’s Horn boots have removable insoles. The insoles are what Rocky calls their Energy Bed LX footbed.

I find these to be a pretty good quality insole, comparable and even superior to many other boots that are similarly priced.

The insoles in these boots are noticeably better than the insoles in the Rocky Rebound Wedge boots that I also reviewed recently.

Lining/Waterproof membrane

These boots are lined with a waterproof membrane from Rocky known as their Rocky Recycled Vapor Pass waterproofing.

This is guaranteed by Rocky for one year to keep your boots waterproof. On top of that, you can also treat the leather to become more water-repellent, here’s how.

Heel counter

This boot has an extra piece of material as a heel sewn into the boot which provides extra comfort and also helps to protect that waterproof liner from wear and tear.

I haven’t experienced any discomfort in the heel area and I’m sure the heel counter helps with this.


The padding in these boots feels great! The thick red areas that you can see around the top of the boot wrap around your ankles, heel, and also along the top and front of your foot/lower leg to provide a VERY comfortable fit.

These boots really feel excellent around my entire ankle area largely due to the amount of comfortable padding in those areas.

Where are they made?

These Rocky Rams Horn work boots are made in China according to the label on my boots.

Are they true to size? Do they run small or large?

These fit perfectly true to size for me. I would suggest ordering the same size you typically wear.

Will these Rocky Rams Horn boots fit wide feet? 

Yes, this boot can be good for people with wide feet.

The boot as I purchased it would not be recommended for someone with wide feet but I selected a pair in medium width and this is also offered in wide.

Be sure to select the wide size if you have wide feet. Here’s a more extended list of boots that are good for wide feet.

What do the letters stand for when it comes to the width of the boot? (W,M,D,E,etc)

There’s a lot of confusion about these among people looking to buy a pair of work boots. Hopefully, the little table I’ve put together might help you understand what’s that all about!

The letters simply represent how wide the work boots are.

N or ANarrow
 M, or DMedium
W or 2EWide
XW or 3EXtra Wide

Are these Rocky Rams Horn boots waterproof or not?

I have only worked in a very light rain and walked through dewy morning grass with these boots (we have had very little rain for a while here) but my feet stayed dry during those occasions.

When I dunked the boots in water for one hour they did end up wet inside.

This was the case with another Rocky boot that I previously reviewed which uses the same Vapor Pass Waterproofing system.

As I said, these are guaranteed to be waterproof for one year from Rocky so if I find that my feet are actually getting wet when I’m on the jobsite (which hasn’t been the case for either pair of Rocky boots yet) then I may look into the replacement process.

With that being said, as long as my feet remain dry throughout my normal work requirements I will be completely satisfied with the level of “waterproof” in these boots.

Are they lightweight? How much do they weigh?

These boots are pretty lightweight. I’m sure there are many work boots on the market that are lighter even than these but by no means are these heavy boots.

My pair is a size 9.5 medium width and they weigh 1.87 lbs per boot. For me, and the boots I have worn for years in my industry, this is a light work boot.

Are they comfortable? 

These boots are extremely comfortable to me. They fit my feet great and were comfortable from the first moment I put them on.

After wearing them for a couple of weeks, I can say that they seem to just get more and more comfortable and I haven’t experienced any pain or discomfort even when working for extended periods of time.

These Ram’s Horn boots honestly feel as comfortable to me as wearing a pair of hiking boots. I would put comfort as the number one best thing about these boots!

Break-in period: Do they need breaking in?

These boots did not require any break in period for me. They were comfortable from the moment I put them on and didn’t have any areas that rubbed, pinched, or felt overly stiff.

Many of the lineman/logger style work boots that I have worked in for years require a pretty significant break-in period before they are comfortable but that was not the case for me with these.

Like I stated before, comfort is on point with these boots and the break-in period is nonexistent. Take them out of the box and they are ready to go!

If you’re curious, this is how what we do in order to break in new stiff work boots.

Are they slippery?

I didn’t have any issues with this. While walking on different surfaces (grass, rough terrain, etc) the boots held up very well!

But then again working as a lineman, I don’t really get to work on slippery surfaces like a mechanic would or someone working in the food industry would.

Do they provide support? (Ankle, Arch)

These Rams Horn boots provide good support around the ankle and moderate support in the arch and heel.

I think they do a good job of providing enough support, yet not taking away from any of the comfort.

Heel height

The heel on these Rocky Rams Horn wedge sole work boots measures 1 ¼-1 ½ inches.

Heel-to-toe drop

The heel-to-toe drop of these boots is very minimal. It is about ½ inch difference with the heel being close to 1 ½ inches and the forefoot/toe area being approximately 1 inch.

How tall are these Rocky Rams Horn safety boots?

This boot is listed as a 6-inch work boot. I measured it at about 7 ¼ inches from the bottom of the sole to the top of the ankle support.

With the heel height being between 1.25 and 1.5 inches that put this boot right at the 6-inch tall mark if the measurement was from the inside of the boot to the top of the ankle support material.

Price: how much do they cost? 

These are currently $192 on Rocky’s website and on Amazon. But since I don’t know when you’re going to read this review I’m going to leave links to both boots in both stores.

That way you can see the most up-to-date price and even compare between the two stores.

Click here to see these boots on Amazon, or click here to see them on Rocky’s store.

Rocky Rams Horn Composite Toe Waterproof Work Wedge

Where to buy a pair of KEEN Lansing work boots? 

There are many online and local stores you can buy Rocky work boots from. But maybe because this model is a brand new model (at the time of writing the review) the boots are available only in two stores.

If this changes I’ll add more stores to the list!

Who do I recommend these Rocky Rams Horn work boots to?

I recommend these boots to workers that want a boot that looks really nice and is extremely comfortable on foot.

These are made to be able to suit a very wide range of trades and occupations because they are offered in both soft toe and safety toe, while they are also offered in both medium width and wide.

With the exception of working in extreme temperatures or areas that are completely covered with mud or water, I would highly recommend these to basically anyone looking for this size and style of a work boot!

Verdict: Are Rocky Rams Horn work boots worth the money?

So just to recap – I think these are excellent boots at the price point. They are my current favorite boots to wear.

They are extremely comfortable from the second I put them on and in my personal opinion, I think they look great! I love the color of the leather, the shape of the moc toe, and even the red color accents.

I like that they have the safety ratings that I prefer to have on my boots but are still just super comfortable.

I would suggest that anyone who is looking for a 6-inch work boot that feels as comfortable as a hiking boot should consider this Rocky Ram’s Horn Wedge. It may be the perfect boot for you!

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Overall, good wedge-sole boots for light to medium-duty work

One of the most comfortable work boots I had lately. Very light due to its composite toe cap and ultra-light PU outsole. Lots of great features inside and outside. 100% recommended for light to medium-duty work.

More pictures of the Rocky Rams Horn composite toe boots

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Update: 1 month of wearing these Rocky Rams Horn boots

Stay tuned…it’s coming soon!

Update: 6 months of wearing these Rocky Rams Horn boots

Team Members Working On This Page

Lucas Chasteen – Author & Boots Tester

Hi, I’m Lucas. I’m a Christian and a devoted family man who is happiest spending time with my beautiful wife and amazing children. I also love the outdoors, sports, and physical fitness. 

I live in Northeastern Ohio and work as a journeyman lineman on distribution electric lines and also as a licensed Realtor. I have been a lineman for over ten years now and did tree work prior to that.

I hope my years of experience in the trades and in the woods, along with my affinity for footwear, can help me to provide quality reviews that benefit any of you looking to make a boot purchase! 

Adam Rich – Boots Tester, Reviewer, Editor

Hey, I’m Adam. I’m a welder and metal fabricator. Primarily doing aluminum tig and sheet metal fabrication. Spend most of the day on my feet on concrete floors in the shop with the occasional job site visit.

Victor Adrian – Editor And Webmaster

Construction Professional, driver, crane operator, cleaner, head chef … these are just some of the jobs I did in the past. Working in all these different environments taught me that having good footwear to protect your feet from different dangers at work IS PARAMOUNT for any worker! On this website, I aim to share all my knowledge and personal experience in dealing with different footwear and foot care issues, and hopefully, you can get something out of it. Enjoy!

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