As a landscaper, you need a boot that is lightweight and waterproof to keep you at your best. With all of that walking done throughout the day on different types of terrain, you want an agile boot that offers versatility for all of the situations you encounter. Whether you’re looking for a boot for general yard work or for something more rough like hardscaping, this guide has you covered.


Why You Can Trust Us: Here at BRUNT, we test all our boots to meet ASTM safety standards. In addition, we test all our boots in the field with real landscapers to ensure they will hold up to the hard work you do every day.

Our Top Picks

  • Constructed from fully waterproof, ultra-lightweight abrasion-resistant material
  • Durable Toe Cap to prevent ripping at the toe
  • Meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
  • Industry-leading rubber sole with heavy-duty traction tread for oil and slip resistance
  • Fully Waterproof Build
  • Electrical Hazard Rated
  • Slip + Oil Resistant
  • 572˚F Heat-Resistant Sole
  • Meets ASTM F2892-18 Standards
  • Versatile work boot built for all environments
  • Durable Toe Cap to prevent ripping at the toe
  • Low top shoe design makes it extra lightweight
  • Not waterproof, but that makes the boot more breathable
  • Meets ASTM F2413-18 standards

What Makes a Work Boot Good for Landscapers?

  • Lightweight: Landscapers put in a lot of steps over the course of a day, so they need a boot that won’t weigh them down.
  • Comfortable: Landscapers spend a lot of time standing and walking, so they need a cushioned, shock absorbing boot that is super comfortable.
  • Slip-Resistant Rubber Soles: Whether it’s from morning dew or rain, the grass can often become slippery to walk on so landscapers need soles with good traction.
  • Waterproof: Working outside in the grass, landscapers often come in contact with rain or wet grass, so they want a boot that can keep water out.
  • Durable: Whether they're in general lawn work or hardscaping, landscapers want a boot that can hold up to their environment.

Best Work Boots & Shoes for Landscapers: The List

The Ryng


We recommend our Ryng boot for landscapers. As a landscaper, you are often walking on dewy grass or in wet conditions, and the fully waterproof as well as oil and slip resistant Ryng boot offers the traction you need. The Ryng boot is also ultra-lightweight and comfortable, which makes it the perfect boot for a landscaper that is putting in a ton of steps on the job. The Ryng also features a protective toe cap as well as a composite safety toe, which meets ASTM F2413-18 standards, so it is a great boot if you are doing hardscaping work and need something more protective.


The Marin (Comp Toe)


If you prefer the fit and the feel of an all leather boot, then we recommend our Marin (Comp Toe). The Marin (Comp Toe) features a full-grain leather upper that is fully waterproof and is ultra-comfortable for those long days outside. It has oil and slip resistant rubber soles that help to grip wet grass or any slippery surface. It also has a high-quality cement build which increases flexibility and leads to comfort right out of the box. The Marin (Comp Toe) is a great boot because it is so versatile, and can protect you in all types of environments from general yard work to hardscaping. This version has a composite safety toe and meets ASTM F2413-18 standards, but we also have the Marin (Soft Toe) and then two higher versions in the Marin 8” (Soft Toe) and the Marin 8” (Comp Toe).


The Ryng Low


The tradeoff is that the waterproofing on any boot will limit the amount of breathability, so while the Ryng is still a great boot for the summer it can make your feet sweat a bit in high temperatures. Our most breathable style would be the low top Ryng Low, which offers all the same Ryng functionality without the waterproofing in a low work shoe version. This makes the work shoe more breathable, but you would have to sacrifice the waterproofing so it all depends on your preferences. If you don’t encounter wet environments or rain very often, then the Ryng Low could be a great work shoe for certain landscapers. It also contains a composite safety toe which meets ASTM F2413-18 standards.


Landscaping is a tough job, so it requires a good work boot or work shoe to get you through the day. Putting in thousands of steps over the course of a day can be grueling on your feet and body, so you want to make sure you’re in a comfortable pair of work boots. They should be lightweight so as to not weigh you down, generally waterproof if you frequently come in contact with rain or wet grass, and durable to hold up to any environment.


There are a lot of good boots for landscapers on the market, but here at BRUNT, we like to think we have created the ultimate choices. We recommend The Ryng, The Marin (Comp Toe), or The Ryng Low.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do landscapers need waterproof boots?

It depends on personal preference and what type of work you're doing, but you generally want waterproof boots as a landscaper. Since you're working outside you'll often be walking on wet grass from dew or rain, which can cause your feet and socks to get wet without waterproof boots. 


Do landscapers need steel toe or composite toe work boots?

It depends on the type of work you’re doing. Generally, if you’re focused more on lawn care then it is more of a personal preference and you likely don’t need a safety toe boot. However, if you’re focused more on hardscaping then you will likely want a boot with a safety toe. If you’re primarily looking for a hardscaping boot, you could also look into our most durable style, The Perkins.


How do you clean landscaping boots?

Since landscapers work outside, their boots often become dirty from things like grass and mud. Depending on the material, some boots will have different cleaning processes, but you can check out our boot cleaning guide.