By Rehan Iqbal
The Skechers brand is known for superb styling, incredible quality, and a great variety of footwear for anything from casual to athletic and work shoes.
For this review, I’ve selected a comprehensive selection of the best Skechers safety toe boots for both men and women.
To this end, I’ve considered all the important stuff:
Men's Skechers Safety Shoes
You will be spoiled for choice with a myriad of styles for men.
1. Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe Sneaker
A very reasonably price and a high quality standard. This is what I call real value for money. Skechers for Work 77055 Cankton Athletic Steel Toe sneakers are a comfortable work shoe with a lot to offer.
The combination of mesh and suede outer looks great and is available in black and charcoal, pebble and black, or navy and gray. Okay, not a huge variety of colors but they are a very neutral blend that works with any color scheme.
Comfort is quite sublime. Skechers 77055 work shoes have a relaxed fit with memory foam insole and athletic construction. These are shoes that are tough enough for a construction site, yet comfortable and lightweight. You can work all day without fatigue.
The synthetic sole is non-slip, and you have the assurance of a steel toe cap. They are also rated for electrical hazards (EH shoes).
A great all-rounder for a variety of professions.
2. Skechers for Work Men's Workshire Relaxed Fit Work Steel Toe Boot
I really like the durable leather outer and rubber sole. Color choice is limited to black or brown, as is the case with so many types of purely utilitarian work boots. This is not a fashion statement it is a work boot for those requiring extremely robust PPE footwear.
The shaft is approximately 5.25” from the arch and the heel is about 1.5”. You also have the option of a wide boot.
A memory insole provides great comfort, while the steel toe cap and EH rating take care of your safety.
A robust and enduringly comfortable work boot.
3. Skechers Men's Greetah Construction Shoe Composite Toe
The sueded and mesh outer is available in a variety of colors and is waterproof. The waterproof membrane and seam-sealed construction are tested using the SATRA TM77 method, ensuring that your feet stay dry for at least 8 hours in wet conditions.
The shoe has a composite toe cap, providing lightweight protection and it is safe for electrical hazards, with ATSM F2413-2011, 1/75, and C/75 certified testing for impact and compression.
Skechers Greetah work shoes have a synthetic sole with great grip.
A fantastic work shoe for electricians, construction workers, and many other professions where a durable safety shoe is essential. Wide sizes are also available.
4. Skechers Men's Burgin-Sosder Industrial Boot -Composite Toe
Available in either brown, black, or brown embossed leather, these boots look good and, even more importantly, meet some of the highest safety standards.
The composite toe meets, or may even exceed ATSM F2413-2011, 1/75, and C/75 standards. In addition to this stringent testing, the boot is also puncture resistant up to 270 LBS and will not crack after more than 1.5 million flexes.
Skechers Burgin-Sosder safety boots have a synthetic sole and are corrosion resistant with ATSM 2413-11 certification. They are also rated for electrical hazards.
Great comfort is assured by a memory foam insole, and you can choose between standard and wide sizes.
As tough as they come, with a plethora of high-level safety testing methods, Skechers Burgin-Sosder is the ultimate work boot for those who demand the very best.
5. Skechers for Work Men's Synergy Ekron Alloy Toe Work Shoe
A combination of synthetic materials and Trubuck leather, making for a tough and enduring shoe, ready to take on the rigors of any hardworking environment. For a splash of color and improved visibility, they are available in black and lime, or more conventional color schemes; black and charcoal, or black and gray.
The alloy toe cap offers exceptional safety protection without much weight. The shoe has a relaxed fit with a memory foam insole for great comfort. You will always find the perfect fit and wide sizes are available.
Synergy Ekron shoes have a synthetic, slip resistant sole and are rated for electrical hazards.
A stylish design, high-quality materials, and all the basic safety features make Skechers Synergy Ekron alloy toe work shoes a delightfully affordable and practical option.
6. Skechers Arch Fit Work Charles — Alloy Toe
The alloy toe is ASTM F2413-18 M/I/C compliant with an additional safety benefit of a rubber SR MaxTrax slip resistant outsole. The fabric upper utilizes RepelWell technology to resist liquids and stains.
For those who don’t want to waste time putting on or removing their work shoes, the stretch-laced front makes it super-easy to slip these shoes on or off. Possibly one of the best slip-on safety toe shoes.
Unlike most other Skechers work shoes, the Work Charles alloy toe model is not available in wide sizes, and they are also only available in black.
A little more expensive than similar Sketcher shoes but well worth the investment.
7. SKECHERS Work Watab — Stirling Steel Toe
A very stylish ankle boot with a high-tech composite toe, the Skechers Work Watab is a great safety work boot. You also have a choice of three colors: black, navy, or wheat with elegant contrasting white stitching.
These work shoes are not just an awesome statement of style, they offer excellent toe protection from impact and crushing, meeting or exceeding ASTM 2412-18a and ASTM2413-18 I75, C/75, as well as EH standards.
Comfort is enhanced by a removable air-cooled memory foam insole, with a padded tongue and collar for luxurious support. The uppers are made from high-quality, durable leather.
This is an exceptional safety toe work boot, offering amazing comfort and style.
Women's Skechers Safety Shoes
While the range of women’s work boot styles is not as comprehensive as those for men, Skechers offer options for ladies requiring exquisite styling with the same high level of safety protection. Who said PPE footwear needs to be boring?
1. Skechers for Work Women's Synergy Sandlot Alloy Toe Work Shoe
These safety shoes are not just about looking your best, they also offer top-level safety protection, comfort, and durability.
They are made from leather and synthetic materials with a slip-resistant rubber sole and memory foam footbed. The alloy toe and electrical hazard protection keeps you safe whilst looking your best.
You’re guaranteed a perfect fit with regular, wide, and extra-wide sizes. They are lightweight and superbly comfortable.
A beautiful work shoe with all the practicality needed to perform at your best in a competitive working environment.
2. Skechers for Work Women's Workshire Peril Steel Toe Boot
Utilitarian ruggedness with an acute attention to comfort is what sets these work boots apart from the pack. ASTM 2412/2413-2011 I/75, C/75/, and EH certification give you the peace of mind you need when tackling the rigors of any workday.
These boots are made to last, no matter how tough things may get, with a buffalo crazy horse leather upper, steel eyelets, and a manmade sole.
The shaft measures approximately 5.25 inches from the arch and the heel is about 1.5 inches. You also have a wide variety of sizes, including wide, to ensure the best fit for maximum comfort.
A wonderfully tough steel toe work boot in a beautifully elegant design.
Getting the Most from Your Skechers Work Shoes
Skechers footwear are known for their durability and will outlast cheap imitations by a longshot.
How long do Skechers last?
That’s not an easy question to answer. It will depend on how often you wear them, what your working conditions are, and how well you look after them. Even in rough conditions, working hard every day, Skechers can last for up to years. Though, they could only last 3 to 6 months if you don’t treat them right.
It’s important to take good care of your Skechers safety toe shoes if want them to last. Here are some tips on how to get the most from your Skechers work shoes:
When is a Composite Toe Better than Steel?
Traditionally, steel toe caps have always been considered the best for safety shoes because of the high tensile strength that steel provides. However, composite materials can be advantageous in some cases.
While plastics tend to be cheaper than steel, alloy, or high-end composites, like Kevlar, they are not as tough. As a result, plastic toe caps don’t generally provide as much impact resistance as other materials.
More expensive composites can be as strong, or even stronger than steel and are generally lighter.
Probably the greatest advantage of composite toe boots is that they can pass through a metal detector without raising an alarm. If you travel for work, you know how frustrating airport security procedures can be.
Apart from airports, there are many other buildings that may use metal detectors to ensure our safety. Because composite toe safety shoes and boots are non-metallic, you probably won’t have to remove your work shoes for metal detector security checkpoints.
About the Skechers Brand
Since its inception in 1992, Skechers has grown into an internationally recognized footwear brand, available in over 4,700 stores around the world.
From their headquarters in Manhattan Beach, California, the company designs an extensive range of shoes and boots for a variety of markets. These include fashionable shoes and sneakers, as well as specialized athletic and safety shoes, sneakers, and boots.
Skechers is represented in about 180 countries, with more than 70 regional offices and showrooms in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.
The brand is synonymous with original, fashionable styling, quality materials and workmanship, and functionality. Their footwear is also considered by many to be the most comfortable and of an exceptionally high quality standard.