Stylish workboot options

By Tara Nolan

The newest workboots look more like high-end hikers than their steel-toed, camel-hued cousins. But they have more going on than their good looksimportant features such as comfort, protection and durability.

Blundstone

CSA Greenpatch

Lightweight and slip-resistant, the Blundstone CSA Greenpatch steel-toe workboot is easy to pull on and off. The breathable leather uppers will mould and stretch to the width and tops of your feet, keeping them comfortable whether youre working indoors or out.

Price: $190

More info: blundstone.ca

Wolverine

CT Lo-Cut Amherst

Dont let this shoes looks deceive you. The Wolverine CT Lo-Cut Amherst CSA may look like a trail runner, but the mesh uppers and rubber outsoles conceal cement construction, protective fabric plates and non-metallic toes. Theyre also oil- and slip-resistant

Price: $150

More info: wolverinecanada.ca

Red Wing

Workboot

If you or your kids snowboard, you may be familiar with the unique lacing system on the modern-looking Red Wing Workboots. They use the Boa closure system, which is supposed to allow the laces to put equal pressure around the foot.

Price: $210

More info: redwingshoes.com

Timberland

PRO Helix

The Timberland PRO Helix workboots feature the TiTAN safety toe, a lot of traction, and anti-fatigue technology that acts as a shock absorber. These lightweight, leather beauts also are waterproof.

Prince: $210

More info: timberland.com