When it comes to work, some men have it tougher than others. And the tougher the job the tougher the boot you will require. Finding an affordable work boot that is well-made and up to safety standards can be a real job in and of itself. There are dozens upon dozens of work boots out there designed for various on-the-job hazards, so you need to find a boot with the safety features you need. For instance, if you work around potential electrical hazards, you'll want to be sure to choose a boot that offers electric current resistance. If you are a welder, you'll probably want a work boot that is fire resistant. Those doing construction work will want a work boot that is puncture resistant and features a steel toe. But whatever the case may be, start your search with these excellent retailers.

Indestructible offers a variety of work boots that can help prevent nearly accident on the job and keep you going all day long. Indestructible work boots feature military-grade Kevlar that is tough but lightweight, and moreover, resistant to puncture. The J3 work boots feature a breathable mesh lining, steel toes, and a shock-resistant insole. They are also fire-resistant. They are available right now for just $79. The Mason Grey boots for $89 offer these same features along with an anti-slip rubber sole and wear-resistant technology that keeps your boots in great shape for a long time. The Hype boots are handcrafted and made of waterproof leather. They are available for $79 but are currently sold out but keep checking back for a restock. Get 10% off your first order at Indestructible by signing in with your email. Indestructible work boots ship for free and returns are easy thanks to a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Carhartt offers an even more diverse collection of work boots. The Ground Force Composite Toe Work Boot is available in 6- and 8-inch heights. It is constructed of oil-tanned leather, a waterproof membrane, FastDry moisture-wicking lining, an Insite technology footbed, and an abrasion-resistant rubber heel. The EVA midsole absorbs shocks, while the cement-constructed Ground Force rubber outsole provides grip, traction, and flexibility. It also provides protection against up to 18,000 volts of electrical current under dry conditions. Ground Force boots are available starting at $159.99. The 10-inch Insulated Composite Toe Pac Boot for $199 features a waterproof membrane and foam-cushioned insole with TPU arch support. The Rugged Flex Insulated Composite Toe Work Boots for $169.99 feature these same qualities along with 400g 3M Thinsulate insulation to keep feet warm. Additionally, there are a variety of 6-inch Steel Toe and Non-Safety Toe Work Boots that you can choose from depending on your needs. Prices for those range from $129.99 to $154.99.

Lastly, the J Harlen Co. sells a wide variety of premium-quality work boots in a range of styles, so you can get something every bit as stylish as it is practical. The Hall's 12" Pull-On Waterproof Composite Toe Wellington Boot ($239.99) is made of full-grain leather, moisture-wicking lining and a waterproof Gore-Tex membrane. It also features three-ribbed steel shanks and Vibram Tacoma lug outsoles. They are made in the USA, ensuring quality construction. Carolina CA1904 Lineman Boots for $209.99 feature a waterproof Scubaliner, composite safety toe, heavy-duty steel right and left lineman's shanks, and Vibram Austin outsole. The Hoffman 10" Dri-Line EH Composite Toe Lineman's Boot ($330) features waterproof lining, a Vibram sole and dual steel climbing shanks and is great for work areas with electrical hazards. If you want a cowboy style workboot, the Ariat Workhog Square Toe H2O Pull-On Boot features more toe room than the standard cowboy boot. It has a shock-absorbing foot bed and is waterproof. Get these Ariat boots for $194.95. Boots ship for free.