Today we are going to do a review about Ariat Men’s Workhog H2O Composite Toe Western Work Boot! Selecting the proper work boots is important for a welder because it provides the proper protection and support for you everyday. The foot may be far from the welding arc, but if your foot is injured, you will be having a hard time going to work. The welding boot or the work boot is very important that it is even included as part of the Personal Protective Equipment of a welder. There are some insurance companies who will refuse coverage if you are missing a PPE while you were injured. Yes, even if you are missing the proper boots.
Ariat is a brand that has been created with a simple purpose and that is to manufacturer the most advanced performance footwear and apparel for the world’s top equestrian athletes, but now they have evolved the brand and has been catering to the needs of construction workers and welders too. Looking at an Ariat boot, you would notice the world class design, innovation, and technology of the boot, which are all centered on bringing it’s customers the highest quality, authentic Western and English footwear.
Let’s take a look at this boot from Ariat.
The price of this boot starts at 117.95 US DOLLARS to 159.95 US DOLLARS. Here is a picture of the boot above. It looks really tough right? Just look at that thick rubber sole. The boot is made from the combination of genuine high quality leather and thick rubber. The sole is very thick and hard enough to prevent the penetration of sharp objects. The shaft of the boot measures approximately 5″ from the arch, and the platform measures approximately 1.25 inches. The boot comes with a waterproof Pro (TM) construction that will keep your feet dry and warm no matter what the environment.
The boot has also been equipped with Ariat ATS Max Technology that supports and cushions you as you move, This will help promote good posture and reduces the feeling of fatigue while you are using the boot. It also comes with forefoot and heel stabilizers that will provide you with an additional support and reduction of foot fatigue and injury. The ATS Max footbed comes with a low-friction surface to protect the heat from building up and blistering your feet. There are also shock absorbing gel cushion embedded in the boot to reduce the skeletal impact stress on the knees, hips, and the lower back.
Here is a customer’s review about the boot:
“Because my employer requires safety footwear, I’ve had to seek out “steel toe” boots. I’ve worked wearing hiking-stye boots for years and was delighted to find these Ariat boots with a composite toe option. I put them to work on Day One and found them to be comfortable and had zero back or foot pain – initially. I have found that the toe-box is too narrow (10 1/2 EE) and is uncomfortable around hour nine. They’re also a bit heavy, but not bad comparitively-speaking.” — Matthew Nicholas
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