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9 best boots for truck drivers to stay safe and comfortable

A truck driving lacing up their work boots against the side of the cab of their tractor-trailer.

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Truck drivers spend many hours a day behind the wheel, so their footwear needs to keep them comfortable for a long period of time. Plus, a driver’s footwear needs to be durable enough for drivers to stay safe during pre-trip inspections and while unloading freight. 

Just as good truck driver work gloves are important to protect your hands, a good pair of trucker boots is priceless for your feet. Below, we’ve compiled the best work boots for truck drivers. 

9 of the best boots for truck drivers  

Whether you’re looking for comfort, style, durability, low cost or a combination of all, below are some of the top-rated work boots based on buyer reviews and feedback from Schneider drivers: 


A Timberland PRO 6-Inch Insulated Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Padded top collar for comfort.
  • 200 grams of insulation for warmth.
  • Seam-sealed waterproof construction.
  • Breathable and moisture-wicking lining with antimicrobial treatment for odor control.

A KEEN Utility Chicago 6-Inch Waterproof Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.2/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Waterproof leather upper.
  • Nylon shank for midfoot support.
  • Oil- and slip-resistant, non-marking rubber outsoles.
  • Non-mutilating upper reduces the chance of marking or scratching surfaces.

An SR Max Denali Waterproof Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.4/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Waterproof, oiled, tumbled leather upper.
  • SR Max MaxTRAX oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole.
  • Nylon mesh linings.
  • Lightweight composite toe.

An SR Max Lewiston 6-Inch Waterproof Boot

Amazon rating: 4.2/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Waterproof, oiled, full-grain upper leather.
  • Removable memory foam footbed.
  • Fabric lining with waterproof membrane.
  • Lightweight composite toe.

A KEEN Utility Louisville Steel Toe Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.3/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Abrasion-resistant leather upper.
  • Oil- and slip-resistant rubber outsole.
  • Waterproof, breathable membrane lining.
  • Removable comfort footbed.

CAT Hauler 6-Inch Waterproof Composite Toe Work Boot 

A CAT Hauler 6-Inch Waterproof Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.4/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Slip-resistant rubber outsole reduces risk of slips and falls.
  • Full-grain, waterproof leather for superior durability.
  • Lightweight composite toe to protect against impact or compression.
  • Foam footbed for cushioning comfort.

Timberland PRO Titan 6-Inch Safety-Toe Work Boot 

A Timberland PRO Titan 6-Inch Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Premium full-grain leather upper.
  • Asymmetrical alloy safety toe.
  • Nylon diffusion shank for structural support.
  • Heat-, oil-, slip- and abrasion-resistant rubber outsole.

Rockport Works 6-Inch Composite Toe Waterproof Work Boot 

A Rockport Works 6-Inch Waterproof Work Boot

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Oil- and slip-resistant outsole.
  • Moisture-wicking nylon mesh lining.
  • Removable footpad with shock-absorbing heel pad.
  • Extra-wide toe box.

Skechers Burgin-Tarlac Industrial Boot 

A Skechers Burgin-Tarlac Industrial Boot

Amazon rating: 4.1/5 stars

Boot features: 

  • Full-grain leather upper with relaxed fit.
  • Memory foam insole for full-day comfort.
  • Shock-absorbing midsole for added support and comfort.

Steel toe and puncture-resistant outsole.

Do truck drivers have to wear boots? 

Schneider company drivers are required to wear Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-approved footwear at all times within the course and scope of their job. Choosing to wear boots helps drivers better avoid injuries from: 

  • Punctures.
  • Impact from falling objects.
  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Burns.
  • Cold and wet conditions.
  • A lack of support and cushioning.

What is proper footwear for truck drivers? 

To keep drivers as safe as possible on the job, good truck driver boots should: 

  • Have leather uppers for durability and puncture resistance.
  • Be oil-resistant and waterproof to keep your feet safe and dry.
  • Have slip-resistant soles to prevent slips, trips and falls.
  • Have steel or composite toes to protect you from falling objects.

Truck drivers should not wear: 

  • Standard tennis shoes.
  • Flat-bottom boots/shoes (including plain cowboy style).
  • Sandals, flip-flops or any open-toed shoes.
  • Deck shoes.
  • Clogs.

Does Schneider provide work boots for truck drivers? 

Yes, Schneider company drivers receive: 

  • A free pair of work boots each work anniversary.
  • Discounted work boots any time through their Schneider discount, including payroll deduction purchase options upon initial hire in most states.

Drivers may also buy their own boots if they meet the four standards noted earlier. 

Step up your safety habits

Looking for more tips to help you stay safe on the road? Search Schneider’s catalogue of truck driver safety blogs to get started. 
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