2022 Lineman's Choice: Best Overall Lineman Boots

Looking for the best overall lineman boot for 2022? We had 30 veteran lineman test and try Thorogoods, Kenetreks, Carolina, Ariats and dozens more Boots. Our experts review the steel toe, waterproof seal, weight, price, and durability. We had them climb, work in the ice and in the desert heat. Here are the results:

  1. Carolina Men's Waterproof Boots

  2. Carhartt Composite Toe Lineman Boots

  3. Georgia Boot Mens Industrial

Read the full breakdown below.

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Our Picks for the Best Overall Lineman Boot

Carolina Lineman Boot Review

Carolina Boots Men's 8 Inch Waterproof Boots

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The Carolina Boots have a removable kiltie

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Premium rubber

lineman boot size

7.5-14

lineman boot shank type

Triple bar steel shank

These lineman boots have a strong cambrelle lining, a textured, rugged fabric, it works to wick away internal moisture and perspiration so your feet stay dry and cool the whole day through. This rugged logging boot has an aggressive rubber outsole for dependable traction. Inside, your foot will stay dry due to a 100% waterproof membrane. These Carolina Lineman Boots are tested and designed to withstand the wettest working conditions no matter what storm or transmission project is keeping you busy.

Carhartt Lineman Boot Review

Carhartt Men's Waterproof Composite Toe Leather Logger Boot

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Storm Defender Waterproof Breathable Protection

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Rubber

lineman boot size

8-15

lineman boot shank type

Steel Shank

These lineman boots are designed especially to ensure footed grip and all weather versatility. They are insulated to keep your feet warm and dry for the whole day. Their steel shank with ankle and heel reinforcement provide extra support and safety at the time of work or duty.

Georgia Lineman Boot Review

Georgia Boot Men's Loggers Industrial Boot

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Removable brush guard kiltie

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Abrasion-resistant rubber

lineman boot size

7-14

lineman boot shank type

Steel Shank

These Georgia lineman Boots with 100% waterproof ability are designed to provide you outstanding comfort and durability and also it will keep your feet dry for the whole day. These boots with rubber outsoles are designed in such a way to make them ready for all rugged terrains. With ASTM electrical hazard standards, they are build nail-free to help insulate you from the ground to slow down conduction.

Keen Lineman Boots Review

KEEN Utility Men's Pittsburgh Steel Toe Non Slip Waterproof

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Left and right asymmetrical steel toes

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Slip resistant rubber

lineman boot size

8.5-13

lineman boot shank type

Thermoplastic Polyurethane Shank

These boots are designed especially for lineman and construction workers for their all day comfort, stability and support on the job. They are featured with steel toes to improve the fit and a TPU stability shank to add extra support. A oil and slip resistant sole also add up to improve stability factor. With outstanding durability, support and waterproof leather, these boots are great for medium-duty work in construction, landscaping, and transportation work.

Kenetrek Lineman Boot Review

Kenetrek Lineman Extreme Non-Insulated with Steel Safety Toe

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Having wide range of size

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Custom K-Talon Outsole

lineman boot size

7-16

lineman boot shank type

Steel shank

It can be dangerous for any Linemen, cable installers, arborists, tree service workers or any other employee to afford a boot failure… and that is the basis in which we started out designing this tough, constructed for consolation boot. These boots with custom K-talon outsole provides solid grip on track and midsole provides exceptional support and stability.

Thorogood Lineman Boot Review

Thorogood American Heritage Steel Toe Work Boots for Men

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Removable ultimate shock absorption food bed

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Polyurethane MAXWear

lineman boot size

7-14

lineman boot shank type

Fiberglass shank

These boots are American based with components from USA and also globally sourced. They are designed to keep them light weight and flexible and their steel toe protect the feet from on-site impact and compression hazards. Most importantly its fiberglass shank construction give them the extra flexibility and strength needed to maintain their shape under heavy duress.

Scarpa Lineman Boots Review

SCARPA Fuego Boots for Mountaineering and Wildland Firefighting

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Comfortable cork midsole

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Rubber

lineman boot size

6.5-10

lineman boot shank type

Steel Shank

These boots have the most reliable and rugged fiber build to get a wonderful experience on different type of work or duty. The fiber used in it is durable enough to experience different jobs, from lineman work to wildland firefighting. To travel in variable terrain and also to provide extra support for your ankles, it is equipped with soft leather lining. With its vibram sole, you can travel from hot dusty work site to the climbing an icy pole.

Ariat Lineman Boots Reivew

ARIAT Men's Linesman Ridge Insulated Work Boot

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100% durability with a steel stability shank

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Rubber

lineman boot size

9-14

lineman boot shank type

Steel shank

These are excellent climbing boots. Ariat Men's Linesman Ridge Work Boots supply the max for safety and comfort. These boots characteristic a heavy-obligation tempered metal shank and a full-duration balance board for maximum comfort. These boots are made with the most traction outsole with oil and slip-resistant for protection. These Linesman boots are jam-full of modern technology that will help you be on the pinnacle of your game.

DryShod Lineman Boot Review

Dryshod Mens Max Waterproof Steel Toe Work Safety Shoes

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The Dryshod boots have sturdy pull tabs for easy-on/easy-off convenience and safety

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Solid rubber

lineman boot size

6-16

lineman boot shank type

Steel shank

These DryShod boots are the best waterproof boot on the market. With 100% waterproof ability, they are built with a super dense neoprene material named neoprene foam to keep it wet/cold from the inside and dry/warm from outside. And also to keep your feet comfortable, it is lined with exclusive breathable air mesh lining. With their added durability comes extra weight.

Muck Lineman Boots Review

Muck Boot Men's Lineman Rain Boot

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Side zip closure for easy on/off

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EVA, Rubber

lineman boot size

7-14

lineman boot shank type

Steel shank

This Muck's Boot is a perfect combination of comfort, warmth, and ruggedness and also a modern touch with a leather-casual style for lineman work. These lineman boots are surprisingly lightweight. Like all muck boots, this style employs 100% waterproof materials for maximum water resistance.

Salisbury Lineman Boot Review

Salisbury Electrigrid Dielectric Boot

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Replaceable insoles to provide both cushioning and stability

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Flexible rubber

lineman boot size

8-11

lineman boot shank type

Fiberglass shank

These lineman boots are designed to be worn directly over socks, with critical safety features such as impact and compression resistance along with a protective toe cap and a puncture-resistant sole. These boots also provide protection from hazards environment with voltages up to 20kV. To prevent heal slip, they designed with a locking ankle. Shock absorbing insoles provide all-day comfort.

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