BEST WORK BOOTS AND SHOES FOR PLUMBERS

As a plumber, you need a durable and comfortable work boot that is going to take on every situation you find yourself in. With a trade like plumbing, there is no one size fits all type solution for which boot you should be using. It can come down to personal preferences and also the type of plumbing work that you are doing. The type of boot needed for the working conditions of lighter residential plumbing can be very different from those needed for the type of situations in commercial plumbing.


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 plumbers to ensure they will hold up to the hard work you do every day.

Our Top Picks

0 # BEST SELLER
  • 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 full-grain leather construction
  • Versatile work boot built for all environments
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Composite safety toe and meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
#NEXT GEN
  • Fully waterproof full-grain leather construction
  • 9 inch slip-on style to provide extra ankle suport
  • Composite safety toe and meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Durable Toe Cap to prevent leather ripping at the toe
  • Meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Fully waterproof full grain leather
  • Industry-leading rubber sole with heavy-duty traction tread for oil and slip resistance

What Makes a Work Boot Good for Plumbing?

  • Slip-Resistant Rubber Soles: Plumbers often walk on wet floors, so you will need a boot that has good traction and is oil and slip-resistant.
  • Composite Safety Toe: Plumbers aren’t always around heavy objects, but it is still a good idea to have a safety toe boot in case you come in contact with heavy equipment.
  • Waterproof: Since plumbers often work around water, they should have a waterproof work boot to stay dry.
  • Comfortable: Plumbers are on their feet all day, and need a comfortable pair of work boots to keep them feeling good all day long.

Best Work Boots & Shoes for Plumbers: The List

Residential Plumbing:

 

The Ryng or The Marin (Comp Toe)

 

The working conditions within more residential plumbing are often not as extreme as those in commercial plumbing, so they do not require the same type of boot. For most general plumbers, we would recommend the Ryng boot or the Marin (Comp Toe) boot. These boots are both super versatile, making them great for plumbers. They both offer fully waterproof protection, as well as rugged and grippy soles with slip and oil resistance built in.

 

The Ryng also offers a composite safety toe, and a protective toe cap which is a great feature for any plumbers who are kneeling often as it will prevent wear in the toe. The Marin (Comp Toe) is a safety toe boot, but we also offer the Marin (Soft Toe) if you don't need that safety toe. The Marin does not currently have a protective toe cap, but that is something we have in the works! In addition, the Perkins can be a good fit if you need that toe protection but prefer a leather boot as opposed to the synthetic Ryng

Commercial Plumbing

 

The Perkins or The Bolduc

 

The conditions encountered in commercial plumbing can often be more demanding than those in residential, so they require more of a workhorse boot. In this case, we would recommend either going with the Bolduc or the Perkins boot. Both boots have a safety composite toe that is ASTM F2413-18 rated, have grippy oil and slip resistant soles, and are fully waterproof. The Perkins is a great option if you need an ultra durable boot and something that can take a beating throughout the day.

 

However, if you are installing sewer lines or doing work that often finds you in pools of water, then the Bolduc might be the boot for you. It is a 9 inch boot which will offer more water protection, as the water does not seep over the edges like it would in a lower boot. Both of these boots are a great option for commercial plumbing, and it all just depends on your specific needs.

Conclusion

Working as a plumber is a tough job, so having a great work boot is essential to help you crush the work day. Plumbers need a work boot that keeps them safe on the job and is comfortable to wear all day. Whether you’re working in residential plumbing or commercial, you need a waterproof work boot, preferably with a safety toe, that is oil and slip-resistant. However, more commercial plumbing requires a more durable boot with extra protection.

 

There are a lot of good boots for plumbers 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), The Bolduc, and The Perkins.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Plumbers Need Waterproof Work Boots?

Plumbers constantly work around pipes and water, so they need waterproof work boots.

 

Do Plumbers Need Steel Toe or Composite Toe Safety Boots?

As a residential plumber, you might not be around heavy objects as often but it is still a good idea to have that protection of a safety toe in case you come across heavy objects. In more commercial plumbing, you are going to need a safety toe boot as you will be around heavy objects and machinery.