For today’s review, we are going to be discussing about Ariat Men’s Hybrid All-Weather WP Steel Tow Work Boots. As I have said again and again, choosing the right work boot is important for a welder or any outdoor worker for that matter. But how can you know that you have chosen the right boot? In terms of looking for a boot, you should take note of the following qualities a boot has to have which are:
- Durability – When we say something is durable, it is defined as “staying strong and in good condition over a long period of time”. How will you know that something is durable? You will have to research and ask around. You need to find out what type of materials was used to make the boot. Asking people who have the same boot or at least the same brand of the boot you are interested in getting is also a good move.I’m sure that you’d want the boot you choose to really serve you well and make you feel like it’s really worth the money you spent for it. Now, not all durable boots are expensive. There are some affordable ones that you have to keep an eye on.
- Worth The Price – You don’t have to spend so much on a good boot when there are good boots being sold at an affordable price. The important thing about choosing a boot is really based on the quality of the boot itself. Most of the time (but not all the time) cheap boots are well, cheaply made. It means that the material that they used to make the boot aren’t really that good. The chance of this boot being worn out quicker is high and you may need to purchase a new boot again in a few months. If the boot is being sold for a reasonable price and the materials are good, then I can say that the boot is worth it.
- Protection – Since welding is a profession with a lot of health risks and safety risks involved, you may want to consider at how your boot will be able to protect you from said risks. You would want a boot that is hard and sturdy, something that won’t be easily penetrated by sharp objects so as to avoid injuring your feet. You’d also want a boot that comes with a steel toe cap to prevent your feet from being crushed.
If you don’t have the time to head downtown yet, you can do some online shopping at Amazon for the meantime (or you can just go ahead and purchase through there since it’s easier 😉 ). Amazon is a great online shopping company that allows people to browse through a lot of quality products and brands. You can even read honest to goodness reviews about the product from fellow consumers to help guide your decision somehow.
For example, let’s take a quick look at this Ariat All-Weather boot WP Steel Toe Safety Boot!
With the weather being a little weird right now (thanks to global warming and industrial chemicals), we all need to be prepared for sunny days, rainy days, and snowy days even if it didn’t really start as that. The price of this boot at other retail shops is at 199.95 US DOLLARS but get this, at Amazon, you can purchase this boot at the same quality and brand for only 107.73 US DOLLARS to 179.95 US DOLLARS. You can even get free returns. Is the boot worth it? Does it meet our criteria?
Yes. The boot is made from genuine leather which means that it won’t peel off easily or discolor. Take note that the sole is synthetic though, but it’s made from hard rubber. The sole or the platform isn’t that thick though so if you are okay with that then it’s fine. Personally I prefer thick soles just to be sure that nothing sharp will get past them. The shaft of the boot measures approximately 13 inches from the arch, while the heel measures approximately 1.5 inches, and lastly, the boot opening measures approximately 16 inches around. The boot is waterproof so no soaked socks here!
What do you think of the boot? Does it meet your expectations? You can find it at Amazon!
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