Why We Dig Work Boots For Everyday Wear, Plus 5 Of Our Best

Lace up in some sturdy boots to keep everything on solid footing.


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We’re taking inspiration from the king of workwear, Kanye West. The rapper has taken a break from his oft-worn, loose and layered silhouettes, for a more structured look built on toughness. We’re talking military pieces that made the transition from frontline to runway, and in our case work boots.

You don’t have to be a railway worker to pull these off. For several seasons they have been a staple in modern menswear and with their ability to lay tracks between form and function, it’s not difficult to see why.

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So-called heritage boots might be hard to describe as a work boot, as most people don’t use them for that, but they  conjure up an image of a traditionally made rugged leather boot, similar to what construction workers rely on to protect them. They’re a buy-now, wear-forever investment, which only get better with age. We like them a little beat up and worn-in to give the leather personality. Every scratch and scuff tells a story. Add a classic shape and durable leather, and you’ll have a robust boot that will outlast most items in your closet.

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These 5 styles will help you look cool and stay upright in the toughest of times.

Highbury

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CAT Highbury Boot

R 2299

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A true work boot that will go great with a pair of Selvedge denim. Cuff the hem for the ultimate workwear look.

Economist

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CAT Economist boot

R 2199

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Designed as a classic Chelsea boot, this one is quietly handsome, taking on character with use and wear over time.

Bruiser

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CAT Bruiser boot

R 2099

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A cult favourite among many. These classics are the ones you just know will last forever.

Stats

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CAT Stats boot

R 2199

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A robust but sleek pair that offers desk-bound men the look of semi-skilled labourer without actually having to get their hands dirty.

Summit

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CAT Summit boot

R 2299

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A modern take on an everyday rugged boot. This hybrid offers style and durability even if reaching the summit in them is just you trying to make it to work on time.

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