Trail builders, delivery drivers, electric meter workers, and others who work outdoors rely on KEEN Utility waterproof work boots to keep them dry and protected in the field.
Waterproof work boots save your feet from uncomfortable wetness that distracts you on the job. They’re also the way to go for unmatched durability. Not to mention, wet feet can lead to hot spots, skin conditions, and generally unhealthy feet.
KEEN Utility boots aren’t just waterproof. Keeping water out of your boots is only half the battle. Our waterproof boots are equipped with a KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane that locks water out, but still allows moisture vapor to escape. That means your feet will be dry-dry, not dry-but-sweaty.
The difference is in the fit
Each pair of waterproof work boots is specifically designed for the work environment, with a spacious toe box for natural toe flexion, plus a snug heel cup that keeps your heel secure as you move.
Which pair of KEEN Utility waterproof boots is right for you?
To find the ideal boot for your needs, choose the statement that fits you best:
“I need a waterproof safety boot with a steel toe.”
Check out the men’s and women’s Flint II waterproof steel toe boot. It offers dependable traction with a siped, EH-rated rubber outsole. KEEN.ReGEN performance cushioning brings an easy feel to the longest work days. And the asymmetrical steel toes follow the shape of your foot, protecting you from big toe to little toe.
“I spend my days on my feet, lots of walking (nearly 10 miles per day) up and down stairs. I need safety toe footwear, but it must be comfortable. These boots fill that need. Lightweight, waterproof, steel toe, extremely comfortable.” - Joe B
“I have a pair of KEEN hiking boots, so I thought I would try their steel toe work boot for my job. It was a great decision!” - Lisa M.
Another great option is the men’s and women’s Detroit XT waterproof steel toe boot. Flexible and supportive, they’re made with reflective safety features for increased visibility. And the KEEN.GRIP oil- and slip-resistant outsoles meet or exceed non-slip testing standards, which comes in handy if you’re working in a facility with oil present.
“Sturdy boots. The break in hasn't been bad. I am skilled trades in a factory, machines, and in work areas where the floors are oil covered and very slick. This is the first pair of boots in 25 years that weren't slippery.” - Noelle
“The shoes are very comfortable, with great ankle support, and the waterproof-ness has held up wonderfully. They are also very sturdy, and the steel toe has saved my feet from being crushed several times already!” - Olive
“I need a waterproof safety boot with a non-metallic toe.”
We have several options for you, all with non-metallic carbon-fiber safety toes.
The men’s and women’s Cincinnati waterproof carbon-fiber toe boot is a heavy-duty wedge boot with a surprisingly lightweight feel. The EH-rated rubber outsole provides slip-resistance on ladders and slick floors. An air-infused midsole offers a supportive feel that’s wearable for hours (our fans tell us they rely on them in warehouses and fabrication shops). The Cincinnati boot comes in both 6” and 8” heights.
“I had to work in about 2" of water 2 weeks ago, and my feet stayed dry. ... This is my second pair of KEEN Utility work boots, and I'm sold on the brand.” - Jeff
“Great boot. I do HVAC and climb up and down ladders all day. I live in Minnesota, so the boots are exposed to snow and cold. Feet stay dry and warm. I would recommend these boots.” - Chris
Another non-metallic safety toe boot to consider is the men’s Detroit XT+ waterproof carbon-fiber toe boot. This style is 100% non-metallic (so it’s no issue to pass through a metal detector). The KEEN.KEY-TECH FLEX provides contoured underfoot support that’s highly stable but still flexible on the foot.
“I work in the pulp and paper industry. These are the most comfortable boots I have owned in some years. I got the wide size, and the toe box is very spacious.” - Mike
And if your work puts you in contact with harsh chemicals, we suggest the heavy-duty men’s Philadelphia series. The men’s Philadelphia waterproof carbon-fiber toe boot features a waterproof leather upper with a barnyard-resistant finish. It resists damage from commonly used chemicals like sodium chloride or ammonium hydroxide. The air-infused KEEN Luftcell midsole means you can easily wear it for 10+ hour days. And a heel stabilizer system gives you torsion stability, helping to prevent your foot from twisting on uneven terrain.
Choose the 6” height for greater range of motion, or the 8” height for superior support and protection. There’s also an insulated version of the 8” boot for working in frigid temperatures.
“Solid boots, they say waterproof, and I'd agree. Working outside all the time in the snow and rain, these are solid boots. I work for a utility company, and these haven't failed me once during an ice storm or any other. Very solid grip on slick terrain like ice and snow.” - Jordan
“I don’t need a safety toe; just a durable, versatile pair of waterproof boots.”
Park rangers, general contractors, and other hard workers can use a waterproof soft-toe work boot that stands up to everyday use and abuse. Here are our picks:
The men’s Detroit XT waterproof soft toe boots are lightweight enough to be your everyday pair (and be worn off the clock, too). The KEEN.KEY-TECH FLEX provides contoured support that stabilizes your foot (without an uncomfortable or overly rigid feel). The heel lock helps hold the heel in place and protect against bumps, scrapes, and everyday wear and tear on the job. Reflective details on the upper help to increase visibility in low-light conditions.
“I’m in construction and some other things. These have held up well with what I put them through, from paving and being on 300° asphalt to standing in one spot flagging all day. A year and a half later they are still going strong. ... They are truly waterproof as well.” - Jack B.
The men’s Cincinnati 6” waterproof soft toe boot and women’s Cincinnati 8” waterproof soft toe boot keep the feel lightweight and wearable for long work days. They’re electrical hazard (EH) rated, and the waterproof leather upper is also barnyard resistant to resist damage from common chemicals (oleic acid, urea, sodium chloride, and ammonium hydroxide). The KEEN Luftcell air-infused midsole provides all-day cushioning with less weight.
“These boots are absolutely RIGHTEOUS!!!! I wear them at work - I do landscaping and remodeling. Them being waterproof helps tremendously!!” - Tyler B.
“I prefer to buy American Built for my waterproof boots.”
Assembled in America with materials responsibly sourced from around the world, the men’s Dover carbon-fiber toe boot is designed to protect your feet and endure heavy-duty work. The KEEN.DRY waterproof, breathable membrane is ideal for wading into standing water or hosing off at the end of the day. And a KonnectFit heel-capture system, midfoot TPU shank, and KEEN Luftcell midsole keep your feet feeling good day in and day out.
It comes in 6” and 8” heights for varying levels of support and protection, and there’s also an insulated style for dealing with cold and wet conditions.
“My favorite boots! … I've been buying the "American Built" line for almost ten years, and although each pair has been great so far, these Dovers are as comfortable and warmer than any others. … I highly recommend.” - Trent
Stay dry, stay safe, and stay on the job with KEEN Utility waterproof boots. Our waterproof boots are designed for pro-grade labor in a variety of conditions and terrains