TRADESWOMEN TESTED COLLECTION
FIT FOR HOW YOU WORK.
Work boots and shoes in our Tradeswomen Tested collection are built for your foot shape. Your sizing. Your biomechanics. So you can lace them up and tackle your tasklist how you want to. They’re tested by professional tradeswomen to withstand the rigors of the most important workday of all. Yours.
TRADESWOMEN TESTED COMPARISON
WORK BOOTS + SHOES BUILT FOR YOU.
Explore the options available in the Tradeswomen Tested Collection and choose the best fit for your workday.
Long gone is the time when women had to double up on socks or pad the toes of men’s boots to fit into a pair of shoes sturdy enough for hard work. The days of women having to settle for ill-fitting and uncomfortable footwear are (thankfully) over. Every time you see the KEEN Utility Tradeswomen Tested logo you can rest assured that these work boots and shoes fit great, feel great, and are ready to work. From product development to wear-testing at jobsites, women from a variety of trades and backgrounds advise us every step of the way to make sure that our work footwear stands up to the specific needs and requirements of hardworking women.
Built for Women’s Feet
The Tradeswomen Tested footwear collection for women incorporates our signature KEEN fit, translated for the demands of the jobsite. A snugger fit in the heel and a more spacious toe box create a one-of-a-kind work boot that redefines fit and function. All of our women’s boots meet applicable ASTM standards, ensuring your feet are well protected from top to bottom, and have durable outsoles that are oil- and slip-resistant. For added on-the-job protection, many styles also come equipped with electrical hazard (EH)-rated outsoles.
Check out our Tradeswomen Tested styles below to find the right work boot or shoe that’s most suitable for your job.
Heavy Duty Work Boots for Tough Jobs
Whether you’re a roofer, a heavy equipment operator, or a fabricator, you need a heavy duty boot you can wear on long shifts without foot fatigue or pain. To handle the most challenging work conditions, we recommend the women’s Cincinnati boot. The upper is made with barnyard-resistant leather that holds up to the effects of most chemicals and minerals and it features a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane. A lightweight, air-infused KEEN Luftcell midsole combines with classic Goodyear welt construction to deliver a solid feel that lasts. The rubber outsole is oil- and slip-resistant for secure footing when climbing up and down ladders. The boot is available in a 6” version with a carbon-fiber toe and an 8” version with a soft toe.
“I am a welder/fabricator, and I've tested so many different types of work boots in the past. Mostly men’s boots were the only thing available. The Cincinnati is the closest thing to a perfect boot I have yet to come across. I have been wearing them for about six months, and they are still like-new. They fit like a glove, have great ankle stability, and are incredibly comfortable, as I am on my feet for about 14 hrs a day.” — Emily S.
Lightweight Safety Toe Work Boots
Safety footwear is your first line of defense against falling or piercing objects and electrical hazards, as well as against slips, trips, and falls. If you’re a supervisor, a forklift operator, or anyone else who works on a hazardous jobsite, consider the women’s 8” or 6” Seattle boot. Both versions are built with aluminum toes that are lighter and less bulky than steel, but just as strong. A KEEN.DRY waterproof and breathable membrane keeps feet dry on rainy days at the construction site.
“I work for the state as a maintenance tech, and I absolutely love these. Whether I am chip-sealing a road, fixing delineators, or driving trucks around, these boots have been absolutely the most comfortable work boots I have ever owned.” — CJ
One of the lightest work boots in our collection, the women’s San Jose wedge boot feels great and stands up to busy days on the job. Built with a lightweight aluminum toe and a durable leather upper, it helps protect feet from jobsite hazards and accidents. The KEEN Luftcell air-infused midsole provides sneaker-like cushioning that keeps feet feeling energized during long shifts at the shop or warehouse. A nylon shank offers midfoot support, and the snug heel cup design keeps your foot from shifting as you work.
“One day while walking over 20,000 steps in a warehouse, my feet hurt so bad I knew I needed to spend the money on a good pair of boots. A lot of my co-workers mentioned that they love KEEN, so I thought I’d try them. They’re super lightweight, my feet are happy, and I get a lot of compliments.” — Meggie
Don’t need a safety toe boot but like the sound of these lightweight styles? Check out the soft toe versions of both the Seattle boot and the San Jose wedge boot.
Safety Toe Work Boots for Indoor/Outdoor Work
If your job has you hosing down dirty floors or braving the elements, consider lacing up the women’s Chicago boot. Built with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane, it wicks away moisture to keep feet dry. A KEEN.ReGEN midsole returns 50% more energy than standard EVA to keep you moving from clock-in to clock-out. The non-metallic carbon-fiber toe is 15% lighter than steel and won’t set off the metal detector.
“It can be hard to find utility boots for women that are comfortable and cute, and these are both! They're very well made and durable and will last a long time like my others that I still wear.” — Rachel
If you’re looking for a durable safety toe boot that’s made for wet weather and also American Built, look no further than the Dover boot. Equipped with a durable, premium leather upper and KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane, it ensures your feet stay dry regardless of what gets thrown at them. An asymmetrical carbon-fiber toe protects against falling or rolling objects while a KEEN Luftcell air-infused midsole keeps feet feeling secure every step of the work day.
“Awesome work boots! I have been wearing KEEN work boots for the past 13 years. The KEEN Dover 6" follows KEEN's exceptional quality and comfort. KEEN boots are so comfortable that I forget about my feet when working. That says a lot.” — Bernice A.
Work Sneakers Made for Long Hours on Your Feet
When six-day work weeks or overtime are part of the call, the women’s Vista Energy work sneaker is the right tool for the job. Designed for performance and protection, it’s built with an energy returning KEEN.ReGEN midsole and a lightweight, asymmetrical carbon-fiber safety toe. Secure-fit laces and a KonnectFit heel-capture system provide a locked-in feel as you bend and twist. The shoes are available in a low- and mid-height version, as well as an Electro Static Dissipative (ESD)-rated outsole version.
“I love them. I am a fuel hauler and require oil- and slip-resistant shoes. Absolutely non-slip! Super comfortable! I love how lightweight these shoes are. I definitely recommend!” — JLoeb
Our goal at KEEN Utility is to build work boots that meet the needs of women in the trades. When you're equipped with the best fitting work footwear out there, you can stay focused on the job at hand (instead of worrying about your feet).
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