Here’s Where You Can Buy Work Boots (8 Online & Local Stores That Sell Work Boots)

If you’re like me you’ve probably searched online for stores that sell work boots either online or locally.

Well, you’re in the right place because below I’ve put together a list of some of the best stores that sell work boots both in-store and online.

a shopping cart with lots of work boots inside.

We’ll have a look at what type of boots these stores have, what brands they sell, the type of work boots they have in stock, return policies, the pros of cons of buying work boots online vs in-store, and other good stuff. 

I hope this is going to be helpful. Let’s get into it!

Local stores that have work boots

Below I’ve listed some local stores where you can find comfortable boots for your work. You might recognize most of them since the majority of local stores included here are actually big companies.

1. Work boots at Walmart

a Walmart store truck delivering footwear in-store.

Of course, I had to start with this giant. Walmart is everywhere nowadays and there’s a big chance you might find one store close to you.

Boots variety

If you’re looking for a wide variety of work boots you won’t find that at your local Walmart store. 

They’re not a work boot store at the end of the day. But if you’re in an emergency and you need work boots right now you can walk into any Walmart store and get a pair of work boots.

Here are a few boots styles you can find at a Walmart local store:

Boots brands

If you go to your local Walmart store to buy work boots don’t expect to see too many brands on their shelves either. 

Here are some of the brands you can expect to see:

  1. Herman Survivors
  2. Brahma
  3. Tredsafe
  4. Dr. Scholl’s
  5. Interceptor

If you decide to buy online from Walmart and have the boots shipped to your door then you’ll have a few more options, such as:

  1. Wolverine
  2. AdTec
  3. Skechers Work Boots
  4. Georgia boots
  5. Timberland PRO
  6. Ariat
  7. Carolina
  8. Reebok work
  9. Thorogood Work Boots

And many more. Check out their site for more options.

Price range

We’re doing our best to keep these pages up to date but depending on when you’re reading this article you might find that the prices might be different. 

When I wrote this article though, the cheapest pair of work boots I found on Walmart was this Brahma boot that goes for around 19.97 bucks.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, you can get your hands on this Herman Survivors work boot for 81.97 dollars.

So the price ranges from anywhere around $20 on the cheap side to somewhere around $80 for the most expensive work boots at Walmart.

Locations

The good news is that the megastore probably has a store in your city since Walmart has local stores in all 50 states. 

Check out the Walmart store directory here and see which store is nearest.

  • Return policy

You have 90 days to return or exchange a product you bought on Walmart and you can read more about it here.


2. Work boots at Lowes

Lowes store work boots department.

Boots variety

Depending on what Lowes store you’re going to shop at, you’ll have a different variety of work boots to choose from. But in most Lowes local stores you’ll find these types of work boots:

  • Rubber work boots
  • Safety steel toe work boots
  • 6-inch lace-up work boots

Boots brands

You’d think a home improvement store will have some work-related footwear brands in store but based on what I’ve seen on their website these are the brands they sell in-store:

  • Marshalltown
  • Safety works

If you want to order them online and pick them up in-store you have a few more option there:

  • Georgia
  • Rocky
  • Dunlop

Price range

Since there’s not much to choose from the price range from $21.98 to $33.07 for a pair of rubber work boots.

Locations

This is another store that’s available in all 50 states and you can check where’s the nearest one here.

Return policy

If you’re not happy with your purchase you have 90 days to return it to any Lower local store. Read the policy in more detail here.


3. Work boots at Target

Target local store footwear department.

Boots variety

From what I could gather, Target doesn’t sell safety toe work boots in store. They do sell a few models of soft toe work boots if that’s what you’re after. 

But if you’re working on building sites you might be required to wear a safety toe of some kind (steel toe cap or composite toe cap).

Target has its own website as well where you can find more work boots models. They do sell safety boots online though so make sure you check out their website.

Here are a few boots styles you can find at a Target local store:

Boots brands

Target is not your store if you’re looking to buy top brands work boots. Especially if you want to buy work boots in the store because they don’t stock major brands.

Here are some of the brands you can expect to see:

  1. All In Motion
  2. Universal Thread
  3. Goodfellow & Co
  4. A New Day

However, if you choose to buy work boots on Target’s website you’ll see some extra brands including some well-known brands:

  • Timberland
  • Georgia
  • Iron Range
  • Durango
  • Rocky

Price Range

These Kolten lace-up work boots from Goodfellow & Co go around $44.99 in-store. The highest price isn’t very far from the lowest price. You can get these Jordan All In Motion boots for $54.99. 

So the price range for work boots at a Target local store varies from around $45 up to around $55. If you go online you can some nice Georgia logger work boots that will cost you a couple of hundred bucks.

Locations

Target has stores all over the US so there’s a big chance you might find one in your area. Enter your zip code here and find which one is nearest.

Return policy

You have 365 days to return an item you bought at any Target store. Check out their return policy for more details.


4. Work boots at Red Wing

If you have a more healthy budget for your work boots you must go to a Red Wing store. Just watching and listening to how people talk about this product makes me go and visit one of their local stores.

Boots variety

This store is the one that is going to offer you the most variety when it comes to boot style and functionalities.

Here are some of the types of boots you can find at this store:

  • Pull-on work boots
  • 6-9 inch lace-up work boots
  • BOA fit system work boots
  • Metatarsal protection work boots
  • Steel toe work boots
  • Composite toe work boots
  • Non-metalic toe cap work boots

Boots brands

In this store, you will only find Red Wing work boots.

Price range

If we’re talking strictly work boots, the lowest priced boots I could find from Red Wing are these Truhiker boots that go for $189.99. On the opposite side, we have these bad boys that go for $379.99.

Locations

Red Wing has over 500 stores across the US plus more than 700 authorized retailers. Find your Red Wing retailer by entering your zip code here.

Return policy

If you didn’t like your Red Wings or for whatever reason you want to return the product you have 30 days from the day of the purchase to do so. There are of course other details that you must be aware of included in the return policy which you can find here.

Online stores that sell work boots

1. Amazon.com

looking to buy work boots on Amazon.com

Amazon is my go-to site when it comes to buying work boots online. From a consumer point of view, it’s a great store because the amount of work footwear you can buy is simply enourmus.

Boots variety

This store probably sells any type of work boot under the sun.

Here are a few types of work boots you can buy at Amazon:

  • Cowboy work boots
  • Combat tactical work boots
  • Hunting work boots
  • Hiking work boots
  • Rubber work boots
  • Slip-on work boots
  • 6-16inch tall work boots
  • Leather work boots
  • GORE-Tex work boots
  • Safety toe safety boots
  • Non metalic work boots
  • Moc toe work boots
  • Side zipe work boots

And much, much more! There’s a big chance that no matter what type of work boot you need, Amazon has it!

Boots brands

Amazon has a couple of brands of its own:

  • Amazon Essentials
  • Montwell

Also, you can find some premium brands as well such as:

  • Wolverine
  • Timberland PRO
  • Carhartt
  • Ariat
  • Dr. Martens
  • Merrell
  • Clarks
  • Nike
  • UGG
  • Thorogood
  • Wesco
  • Kenetreck
  • Danner
  • Oliver
  • Lucchese bootmaker
  • Red Wing
  • Chippewa

I won’t list all of them but they have a lot more.

Price range

Amazon’s catalog is huge and you can find dirt cheap work boots for less than $20 and the highest prices I’ve seen on a work boot on Amazon was in the region of $500+ like these Red Wing Iron Ranger or these Wesco boots that are great for linemen.

Return policy

Being such a huge online store their return policy might look a bit intimidating. But basically, you can return your items within 30 days of the purchase date. read more here. Be aware that Amazon’s return policy and third-party sellers’ policy might differ so make sure you look into these details before you buy.


2. Ebay.com

browsing for work boots at ebay.com

Another good place to buy work boots online is Ebay. What’s unique about this store is that you can either place order immediately or if you have patience and you’re not desperate for a new pair of work boots, you can actually bid for a pair that you like.

Sometimes you might get a great pair of work boots for less money when bought at auction.

Boots Models

Just like Amazon, you can find ton of different types of work boots here:

Boot brands

I think Ebay has an ever bigger variety than Amazon when it comes to brands available in the store. It’s something close to 1000 brands. Here are just a few:

Price Range

You can get yourself a pair of new work boots for around $20 on the cheap side and some of the most expensive work boots go around $700-$800.

Return policy

The return policy here is not very simple since there are so many variables. I invite you to read the Ebay return policy here. I wanted to send back my Caterpillar Outline work boots once because I had doubts about the authenticity of the product. It was a simple process in all honesty.

It’s just a time-consuming task. Just make sure that when you buy on Ebay pay attention to how good the seller is by reading some of his reviews and checking if they accept returns or not.

In some cases, you can still send the item back and get a refund because you’re covered under the Ebay Money Back Guarantee policy. And this is true even if the seller doesn’t accept refunds.


3. Zappos.com

looking to see if zappos.com sell working boots

Zappos is an American brand that has gained a little bit of popularity within the work footwear space in the last few years. They’re not a work boot store specifically. They sell clothes, handbags, and other accessories too.

But if we look at the work boots section we can see that they have a good decent selection of work boots.

Boots variety

  • Hook and loop
  • Walking work boots
  • Tactical work boots
  • Casual looking work boots
  • Heavy duty work boots
  • ASTM approved work boots

Boots brands

I’ve counted around 60 work boot brands when I was browsing the Zappos website. It’s a decent amount but not anywhere near the first two websites mentioned above.

Here are some of the brands you can buy at Zappos:

  • 5.11 Tactical
  • Bates footwear
  • Under Armour
  • Puma Safety
  • LaCrosse
  • KEEN Utility work boots
  • Irish Setter
  • DeWalt
  • Dan Post
  • Blundstone
  • Caterpillar
  • Carolina

Price range

When I browsed the website I found this pair of Skechers work boots that you can buy for $59.95 if what you need is an ankle work boot. The cheapest boots were a pair of Tingley PVC boots with steel toe caps that were selling for $29.95. On the higher end, you can own a pair of Danner work boots for $379.95 and this is the most expensive boot they sell.

Return policy

It seems like they have a good and easy-to-understand return policy that you can read here. In a nutshell, you have 365 days to return your work boots to Zappos. Needless to say, the boots can’t show signs of worn and they still have to have the labels attached to the boot. Read their policy for more.


4. BootBarn.com

browsing through the bootbarn.com selection of work boots.

If you’re a fan of western style work boots then you’d like BootBarn. They have a lot of great cowboy and cowgirl-related products. But since we’re talking about boots specifically, here’s what boots you can buy at BootBarn:

Boots variety

  • Western style work boots
  • Handcrafted boots
  • Lace-up work boots
  • Pull-on work boots
  • Exotic
  • Motorcycle work boots
  • Military work boots
  • Rain work boots

Boots brands

You will find around 60 work boots brands on this website. Some are well known some are very niche. Even though this online store looks geared towards cowboys and cowgirls, certainly sell another type of work boots for many different industries. Here are some brands they have in store:

  • Tony Lama
  • Dan Post
  • Cody James
  • Double H
  • Durango
  • Lucchese
  • Muck boots
  • Tin Haul
  • Timberland
  • Thorogood
  • Bates
  • Hawx

Price Range

Some of the less expensive boots in this store are these hiking boots with a soft toe that go for $50 or this square toe work boot that goes for $53.99. This is the store that has the most expensive work boots in this round-up. These handmade Lucchese boots sell for $2500.

They’re beautiful of course but I don’t know if I’d wear these bad boys to work though.

Refund policy

You can return your work boots within 60 days of the date received. BootBarn requires you to return the boots with their original labels and original packaging. Additionally, the boots must not show any sign of wear. You can read their return policy here.

Should you buy work boots in-store or online?

Some of us don’t really need to read this since we have already clear in our minds which one we prefer.

Some of you simply love the experience of going in a store, spending some time looking at work boots, touching them, and feeling the material. Whilst others just want to spend 30 minutes looking at what we need online, buy the work and carry on with your life.

Personally, I like to buy my work boots online versus going to a store simply because it saves me a lot of time. That’s assuming I’m happy with the work boots I bought.

Because if something doesn’t go well like the size is wrong or they don’t fit as expected, in that case, I’m actually losing time.

That’s a pro and a con right there. Here are a few more…

Pros and cons of buying boots in store

AdvantagesDisadvantages
You get to buy the perfect size Not too many work boots type available
You get to try the boot to see if it’s comfortable before buyingLimited amount of brands available in store
Personalized shopping experience and advice from the salespersonOut of stock items – it takes time to
If you need work boots ASAP you can buy them and go straight to work

Pros and cons of buying boots online

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Wide variety of work boots stylesYou can’t try the boots to see if they are comfortable
Wide variety of work boots brandsOften the boots are not going to fit you perfectly
You can find a lot of premium brands in most online storesYou might be scammed if you don’t buy at reputable online stores
Saves you time going shopping

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