Caterpillar is known as the foremost manufacturer of heavy equipment. Whole deservedly they are known worldwide as an honest and strong company with a great deal of integrity. Over the years, they’ve brought out several boots that will stay true to their main goal—helping their customers stay safe at their worksite. So, in this article, we’re going to be focusing on the best boots that Caterpillar releases.
Read on to know which of the boots made the list.
1. Caterpillar Men’s Hauler 6″ Waterproof Comp Toe Work Boots
It seems like the motto of this particular boot is to never worry about your feet getting wet. The Caterpillar manufacturer did their best job designing a pair of boots that can easily sustain some of the toughest jobs and environments. Want to know if they’re worth buying? Let’s find out.
Caterpillar Men’s Hauler 6″ Waterproof Comp Toe Work boots are made of 100% full-grain leather. Leather is one of the best materials out there for footwear. Breathability, durability, comfort, and being easy to clean up are just a few of the leather’s qualities and what it can offer to the wearer.
As for the design, these boots look quite compact. The boot’s bottom part contains a rubber outsole that makes the boots slip-resistant in low traction surfaces. It also features the cement construction contributing to the durability factor and works wonders against oil and other liquids. They are available in color dark beige.
The shoe’s interior part is made out of nylon mesh lining, which adds breathability and comfort to the foot.
Just as the name suggests, the first type of Caterpillar boot we’ve chosen is characterized by the ability to stay dry. The factor that gives this pair of boots this quality is the material that they’re made of. Thanks to the Ergo design, this type of Caterpillar boots combines extreme comfort and flexibility while also being incredibly durable.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
2. Caterpillar Dryverse 6″ Boots
Here, we’re going to be reviewing this pair of boots by Caterpillar for women.
Just like the previous type of boots, Caterpillar Women’s Dryverse are made entirely of leather. At first sight, they look like the typical boots that many women wear during the winter. However, thanks to their multiple qualities, they are used as work safety boots. Caterpillar Women’s Dryverse 6″ boots are available in dark beige.
These shoes do wonders with water. The leather used to make the boots makes them resistant to water. So, no liquid can penetrate through the leather layer. On the other hand, the rubber sole at the bottom part of the shoe reduces the chances of you slipping and falling in your worksite.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Cozy||A bit heavy|
3. Caterpillar Men’s Threshold Waterproof Steel Toe Industrial Boots
There are cases when workers deal with different types of work terrains. Sometimes they have to work in wet worksites, icy sites, or a site where they‘re in danger of getting accidentally electrocuted. In such cases, this particular pair of boots could really be one of the best choices for you. Let us get into more details on why we think so.
Caterpillar men’s threshold waterproof steel toe industrial boots are made of 100% full-grain leather. Automatically, you can easily conclude that these boots are going to last for quite a long time. As for the color, they’re available in brown and black.
As for the outer part of the boot, at first glance, they don‘t look like they differ much from the other boots already launched by Caterpillar. However, let us tell you that each of the Caterpillar boots is unique in its own way. Each one of them has something that the other doesn’t. For example, the interior part of the shoe consists of an EASE footbed that guarantees comfort all day long.
We mentioned earlier how they‘re suitable for almost any kind of terrain. The outsole of the boot keeps you from slipping in low-traction surfaces, whereas the flexible ERGO midsole of the boot has another function, it’s shock absorbent. The steel toe on the other hand protects workers against the impact and compression.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Slip-resistant||Can be worn out shortly|
4. Caterpillar Men’s Revolver Pull-On Soft Toe Boots
Compared to other Caterpillar boots we’ve reviewed so far, this pair of boots might stand out. The Caterpillar Men’s Revolver Pull-On Soft Toe Boot pair is completely a different design. However, this isn’t the only thing that distinguishes this pair from others. Let‘s see if there are any more differences to find.
Just like all other Caterpillar boots, these boots too are made of 100% leather. The reason why Caterpillar doesn‘t seem to switch to another material might be because this material is way more qualitative and it takes more time for it to get damaged compared to others.
As for the boot itself’s design, this pair is unlike anything we‘ve seen before coming from Caterpillar. The shaft of the boot is 11 inches, and they give off a cowboy boot feel. This is all the result of the upper part of the shaft with a similar shape in the form of cowboy boots. Caterpillar men’s revolver pull-on soft toe boots are available in wellington dark brown.
Let‘s start the list of functions with one of the main features of this pair of boots—they‘re effortless to wear. The lack of upper part laces doesn‘t mean that they can slip out of your feet easily. In fact, that isn‘t possible, thanks to the shape of the boot. The outsole and midsole provide safety in slippery places, respectfully provide strength and support to withstand the impact a fallen object may have.
Besides the boots’ sturdiness, they’re like a tiny cloud inside, thanks to nylon mesh lining and PU sock liner.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|EH protection||Can be worn out fast|
|Easy to wear|
5. Caterpillar Men’s Salvo Waterproof Steel Toe Boots
Caterpillar men’s salvo waterproof steel toe boots were constructed for workers who work in extreme conditions. They’re long and sturdy enough to keep the foot protected and comfortable at the same time. How do they do this? Let’s find out.
You might already be expecting this, but this pair of boots are also made of leather. So, with that information in mind, we can assume that the boots are in for a long run of keeping your feet dry at all times. The outsole of the boot is made out of rubber, which makes slipping almost improbable.
Caterpillar men’s salvo waterproof steel toe boots are available in brown and dark brown colors.
One of the main features of Caterpillar boots is the steel toe. Workers who choose steel-toe shoes do so because they might be working in places where unexpected falling objects aren’t a rare occasion.
Now that we talked about the outer part let’s focus on the inner part of the boot. These Caterpillar boots consist of nylon mesh lining that comfort the workers seeking by providing the breathability the feet need not feel damp and sweaty. Another thing that contributes to keeping the moisture away is the nylon sock liner.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Slip-resistant||Might get scuffed|
6. Caterpillar Men’s Diagnostic Waterproof Steel-Toe Work Boots
You know how some boots are too good-looking to be used for work? Well, this is one of those cases. Caterpillar diagnostic waterproof steel-toe work boots come in a color that is so good for the eyes that you can’t take your eyes off the shoes.
Let’s just say that beauty isn’t the only benefit you can get out of investing in these shoes, and here’s why.
Leather material has been used to construct this pair of beautiful boots. So, it’s a no-brainer that this certainly affects their durability. However, the tongue part of the boot is made out of cloth, which can sometimes be why they can get wet, making them inappropriate for wet site jobs. The steel toe at the outer front part definitely does its job. Caterpillar men’s diagnostic waterproof steel-toe work boots are available in dark beige color.
The inner part of the shoe is built out of ERGO, an engineered system to bring the comfort, stability, and flexibility that all laborers are looking for. The shoes also contain 200 grams of thermal technology that fights the cold and brings warmth to your feet.
The function of this pair of boots, like many others before it is to keep the wearer as safe and comfortable as possible. We believe that this goal is easily achieved thanks to the boot’s anatomy and all the materials used to construct it. The workers won’t have to worry about the condition of their feet as they’re properly protected from the steel toe at the front, the outsole doing wonders with the liquids. In contrast, the ERGO system and the 7 ounces of Thinsulate support your feet.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Good arch support|
7. Caterpillar Men’s Awe Boots
Just as the name suggests, this pair of boots will bring you in awe, thanks to the unique features it possesses. The boots were athletic-inspired and can definitely make a hard day at work easier for you by keeping your feet comfortable enough to last an 8-hour shift.
The leather material seems to dominate our list of Caterpillar boots. This pair of boots is also made out of 100% full-grain leather. The bottom of the shoe is made out of a rubber sole, the material that will hold you for dear life and never let you take a fall. Caterpillar men’s awe boots are available in black, honey, warm sand, and dark beige.
As for the design, this particular pair of boots looks quite athletic. They’re high-top shoes, come in different colors, and have an interior filled with cushion foam. When it comes to height, the boots are 5 inches high from the arch.
Just like the name might incline, the boots might leave you in awe at what they can do for you. One thing is for sure, you will wear them for quite some time and your feet will feel like they’re walking on clouds. As for the properties, we mentioned that they consist of rubber soles, and as such, you won’t have to worry while walking on wet or icy surfaces.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Snug||Get stained easily|
8. Caterpillar Men’s Watershed Waterproof Chukka Boots
When looking at this pair of boots, one can’t but wonder if this is the same pair of boots they’ve seen all around. The simple answer is no. While the shape and color might suggest otherwise, its features make the boots one of a kind. Here’s why they are a perfect pair of work boots.
At this point, we don’t even have to mention what material these boots are made from, as we’re sure you’ve got it by now. Leather dominates over other materials in CAT footwear. They also consist of nylon mesh lining, Poliyou sock liner, the T3 rubber outsole, and the Polyvinyl midsole. All those elements make the shoes as sturdy and comfy as possible.
As for the design, they’re an adaptation of Colorado-style, known for their ability to withstand all kinds of weather conditions. Caterpillar Men’s Watershed Waterproof Chukka boots are available in black and honey.
As for the function of Caterpillar men’s watershed waterproof chukka boots, they’re quite tough, dependable, and all for comfort. At the end of the day, they’re just another pair of boots brought out by Caterpillar, and Caterpillar is all about those qualities.
Since they’re made out of leather, we can easily assume that they can withstand different temperatures for quite a while. They’re considered a tough pair of boots and will have you ready for any kind of job.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
|Comfortable||Not very breathable|
|True to size|
9. Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work Boots
Do you want to own a pair of boots that you can wear both in and out of the worksite? Well, this is that kind of boot. The quality of the material the boot is made out of is the reason they’re considered casual footwear.
However, what makes them specifically good as safety work shoes? Let’s find out.
These Caterpillar boots are made out of leather. Unlike other Caterpillar boots that we talked about, these boots’ bottom part consists of a synthetic sole. The heel of the shoe is 1.25”, the platform is approximately 0.75” whereas the height from the arch is 6”.
When it comes to how they look, they’re somewhat similar to the Caterpillar Men’s Watershed Waterproof Chukka Boot. However, the thing that sets them apart is the upper part of the shaft where lace hardware is added. Caterpillar Men’s Second Shift Steel Toe Work boots are available in dark brown, tan, black full-grain, honey, and medium charcoal.
The inner section of the boot consists of a breathable insole together with nylon mesh lining that keep your foot quite cozy and relaxed while not having to worry about whether the feet will feel damp or smell.
Many might consider these boots as too good-looking to be used at the workplace. However, you should keep in mind that they have features that make them perfect for any worksite. The steel toe work makes them appropriate for workplaces where the risk of object falling is increasingly higher, and the synthetic sole of the boot makes them suitable for wet and icy environments.
|Pros ✅||Cons ❌|
What Sets Caterpillar Boots Apart?
Let‘s start by saying that there are manufacturers out there that specialize in footwear and Caterpillar products aren’t the only ones.
So, why should you buy Caterpillar boots? Let us tell you the reasons.
The material used to make a pair of boots will make or break them. But that’s where Caterpillar boots differ from other footwear manufacturers. They are careful to choose flexible materials, have soft and padded insoles, flexible and tough outsoles, and finally, protective uppers.
The foot as a body part is quite sensitive. That’s why we have to be careful with the shoes we choose to wear. Otherwise, we will face the consequences not long after we put those shoes on. However, Caterpillar puts a great deal of focus on the arch and the shoe’s overall design. All the boots have the right height, sole tread, ventilation, flexibility, and closure. It is worth remembering that the right pair of boots for someone won’t necessarily be the right one for you.
It’s a known fact that work boots might place a higher priority on safety than comfort. However, you shouldn’t stop looking for coziness that boots can offer. After all, it’s not easy to stay all day on an 8-hour shift with shoes that hurt your feet. Fortunately, Caterpillar shoes are good in this aspect. They offer cushioning, shock absorption, ventilation, all those important factors for your feet to have a good day at work.
When it comes to durability, one thing should always be considered: the material that the boots consist of. We all know that some materials are more qualitative than others. Caterpillar boots are made of numerous different materials, and it‘s normal that when the shoes are made out of more durable material, they’re going to be more long-lasting.
Fit is equally important with other mentioned factors. By wearing a tight shoe, chances are you‘re going to suspend blood circulation or even cause cramping. On the other hand, by wearing large-sized shoes, you‘ll most likely cause blisters or chaffing. However, one thing you shouldn‘t be worried about when buying Caterpillar shoes is the size. The shoes are true to their size.
Although we put protection at the end of the list, this doesn‘t mean it is less important. In fact, it‘s one of the most important features of a shoe. Safety is the main quality of work shoes.
So, what makes a Caterpillar boot safe for workers? For one, it is the outsole whose function is to protect you from unexpected slips and falls. Another quality is steel or alloy toes that protect your feet from unexpected objects falling. Yet, they are made of materials that make it almost impossible for liquids like water, oil, and other chemicals to get through the shoe and damage your feet.
Now that we got to the end, we just want to emphasize that Caterpillar boots are definitely some of the most decent work boots out there, and you should really consider buying them for yourself or somebody who needs them.