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Best rigger boots around

Posted by Cathy Houghton at

Most workwear sites, ours included, offer a great selection of workwear boots, including the popular apache rigger boots.   

With a boot designed for almost any trade and job role, today, there is now a wide choice of rigger boots from leading brands around the world. 

The most important question, however, is which one will offer you the most comfort. And do you need rigger boots with ankle support? 

Best rigger boots around

This post highlights our best rigger boots and some specifications that make them great. 

What are rigger boots? 

Rigger boots were and still are, designed to offer manual workers increased safety through one of their most important features, anti-slip. 

However, this type of workwear boot has increased in popularity over the years due to their practicality, durability, and the high levels of comfort they offer the wearer. 

Today rigger boots are resistant to cuts, compressions, and impact, these boots offer safety and sturdiness to workers on construction sites, oil rigs, factories, warehouses, farming, and more – never are feet more protected than when snug inside a rigger boot. 

Think of rigger boots like protective waterproof boots that have a fur lining to keep feet warm; they are mainly found as a slip-on in style (making them easy to pull on and off), they have a steel cap toe to protect feet further, and a midsole for added foot protection. 

Initially designed for those working offshore on the oil rigs, these boots are practical, stylish, safety focused, protective footwear. 

Choosing the right rigger for you comes down to your requirements, your job role, and the level of comfort you need/want. 

Rigger boots review 

Apache S3 Leather Waterproof Rigger Boot 

As part of the Apache workwear range, their safety boots complete the look. This particular boot is  suitable for all with an extended size range, and offering maximum comfort with their padded ankle design and heel support system! Offering maximum protection with a steel toe cap and midsole, these Apache rigger boots also have a chemical resistant, oil-resistant, shock absorbent, antistatic sole!  Trust us; these riggers are made to last.  They have a safety rating of S3, their slip rating is SRA, and this particular boot is brown leather.  They’re also very competitively priced too! 

Portwest S1P Rigger Boot 

This particular Portwest boot offers scuff cap steel toe and midsole for the ultimate protection while at work; these elements also add to the boot’s longevity – always a bonus.  

With fur lining, your feet stay warm at all times, great for those working in cold, wet, outdoor conditions. 

Amblers Lined Rigger Boot 

These safety work boots are comfortable, durable, and water repellent. They have a 200J toe cap and offer penetration protection and an antistatic function. With a steel midsole and a PU outsole, they conform perfectly to the EN ISO 20345:2011 Safety Footwear Standards. 

Apache Traction 

This is a comfortable and robust rigger boot that rivals most other brands when it comes to the best rigger boot with ankle support. Waterproof, with a tough steel toe cap, this particular boot is ideal for hard site working.   Suitable for all external environments, these boots also come with anti-slip, a breathable liner, and ultimately are built to last. Great in tough and muddy terrain, these riggers also boast a premium quality appearance. 

Sterling Steel S1P Rigger Boot 

These water-resistant safety rigger boots come in an extended size range; they’re fleece-lined, include a padded ankle region, steel toe cap, and midsole, and you’ll find the soles to be chemical and oil resistant as well as antistatic and shock absorbent. With a safety rating of S1P and tested and certified to meet EN345:1:11993, if you’re looking for cheap rigger boots, the Sterling Steel is certainly noteworthy. 

For comfortable and durable safety boots to suit your requirements, look no further than our full range online. 

With various rigger boots suitable for even the harshest working conditions, we’re confident you’ll find a boot to suit your needs. 

Note: You must follow your company’s PPE guidance at all times when on site.  Following the rules and replacing work boots regularly ensures they’re in the best condition to continue to provide you the highest levels of safety and protection. 

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