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Best safety boots for farmers in 2022

Anyone working in or around the farming industry will tell you that it’s a very demanding business. And given the tough conditions and long hours agri workers face daily, their safety footwear needs to be up to the tough task

IG Stampede dealers farming Why do farmers need high-performing boots?

Farming is hard on the feet. Walking over uneven ground as well as hard floors often in cold and wet weather requires tough boots, and risks such as crushing from machinery, equipment and livestock also call for sturdy and protective footwear. Thankfully, when it comes to farming footwear, V12 are industry leaders. So we’re going to show you our best boots for agri workers, and how our high-performing work boots can benefit those facing the demands of the agriculture industry.

A farmer’s favourite: the dealer boot

When talking about best boots for farmers, the dealer boot has to get first mention. It has become an agri icon, and many people in countryside circles have come to enjoy and rely on the dealer boot because of its easy pull on-and-off benefit, ankle support, comfort and stylish yet traditional look. 

Let's take a look at the boots we would recommend for the agriculture industry.

V1231 RAWHIDE

Rawhide

 

If ever there was a boot that features equal measures of style and safety, it’s V12’s best selling V1231 Rawhide.

Great for farmers because of its:

  • protective leather side panel
  • anti-penetration composite midsole and steel toecap
  • oil, acid, alkali and hydrocarbon resistant sole

 

AVERAGE AMAZON CUSTOMER RATING FOR RAWHIDE BASED ON OVER 1000 REVIEWS: 4.6 STARS OUT OF 5 

The spec:

 Metal-Free-1Heat-Resistant-1Anti-Static-1Composite Toecap-2Composite Midsole-2Waterproof and Breathable-1Kennedy Grating Slip-Tested-1Scaffold Board Slip-Tested-1

V1241 STAMPEDE

Stampede

 

This safety boot might boast the elegant look of the dealer, but V1241 Stampede is a tough piece of footwear.

Great for farmers because of its:

  • durable full grain leather
  • double thickness elastic
  • reinforced pull-on loop
  • wide fitting corrosion resistant toecap

 

The spec:

Heat-Resistant-1Composite Midsole-2Steel Toecap

Composite Midsole-2

A WORD ABOUT COMPOSITE MIDSOLES – A FARMER’S FRIEND

Composite midsoles have become a popular alternative to steel midsoles. They hold the same standard of protection without the added weight, and they're more comfortable in extreme weather because unlike steel, composite material doesn't conduct heat or cold, making this midsole material perfect for the safety and comfort needs of a farmer.  

 

VR609.01 COLT STS

Colt

 

 

VR609.01 Colt STS has a composite toecap and midsole, giving its wearer lightweight foot protection.

Great for farmers because of its

  • STSTM sole unit, providing stability and traction on loose, natural surfaces
  • non-clogging tread channels

 

 ‘I can’t say anything bad - they fit perfectly & are so comfortable.’ 

Amazon review for the Colt

The spec:

 Anti-Static-1Composite Midsole-2Steel ToecapMetal-Free-1Anti-slip Traction

VR610.01 STALLION STS

Stallion

 

VR610.01 Stallion STS is a dealer boot that serves up both safety and sophistication.

Great for farmers because of its:

  • dual comfort shock absorbing insole
  • airflow channels
  • anti-shock foam pods 

 

 ‘Not at all heavy on the foot. Would I get another pair? Yes, love them.’ 

Amazon review for the Stallion 

The spec:

Anti-Static-1Composite Midsole-2Composite Toecap-2Metal-Free-1Anti-slip Traction

V1261 RANCHER

Rancher snip
 
This non-safety dealer still boasts big strength and durability.
 

GREAT FOR FARMERS BECAUSE of its:

  • reinforced pull-on loops
  • leather side panels
  • durable bound top band

 
 
The spec: 
Heat-Resistant-1Non-Safety
 

WATERPROOF BOOTS FOR FARMERS 

For farmers trudging over wet terrain hours at a time, waterproof boots are a must. Here are some highlights from V12’s waterproof range.

LYNX IGS

Lynx

 
 
This stylish and durable boot is packed with safety and comfort features.
 

great for farmers because of its:

  • high-performing waterproof membrane, the V-DriTM 
  • innovative moisture wicking open cell insoles
  • Flexible anti-penetration composite midsole

 

The spec:

 Metal-Free-1Heat-Resistant-1Anti-Static-1Composite Midsole-2Composite Toecap-2Waterproof and Breathable-1Kennedy Grating Slip-Tested-1Scaffold Board Slip-Tested-1

V1250 TOMAHAWK

Tomahawk

 

 

Made from full grain vintage cowhide leather, Tomahawk is a seriously durable rigger boot.

Great for farmers because of its:

  • waterproof, breathable leather 
  • heel support and padded ankle
  • built-in Thinsulate temperature control material
  • wide fitting steel safety toecap

 

 

The spec: 

 Heat-Resistant-1Composite Midsole-2Steel ToecapWaterproof and Breathable-1Impact Resist Ankle Protection
 

Caiman

 

For a waterproof and lightweight boot with big safety features, this hiker is an extremely reasonably priced style.

Great for farmers because of its:

  • full-length footbed and underfoot cushioning
  • kennedy grating and scaffold board slip-tested soles

 

 

“I have never ever found a boot as comfortable as the Caiman. Fantastic boots.” 

Bryn Jones on the Caiman. 

The spec:

Anti-Static-1Heat-Resistant-1Metal-Free-1Waterproof and Breathable-1Composite Midsole-2Composite Toecap-2Vegan-Friendly-1

So whether you go for an iconic dealer boot, a waterproof rigger or a mixture of all of the styles and safety features listed in this article, you can now make a fully informed decision for your next agri boot purchase. And it’ll be a purchase which will give you the three things V12 believe are essential in footwear to keep its wearers protected: safety, comfort and durability. 

Take a look at our full agriculture safety boot range by clicking below. 

VIEW OUR AGRICULTURE INDUSTRY PAGE

 

Anyone working in or around the farming industry will tell you that it’s a very demanding business. And given the tough conditions and long hours agri workers face daily, their safety footwear needs to be up to the tough task.

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