Tough Stuff

Back when we started, work boots were pretty simple--steel toe, and tough leather. Those core ingredients are still the same, if not tougher, but we've learned a few tricks since then. Check 'em out below to see all the ways we help you outlast the job.

Tough Stuff Video

In case you haven’t noticed, we make work boots. That’s it. And we’ve been doing it for about as along as there have been work boots. Our name first appeared as we and the nation prepared for World War I. In 1918, hard-fiber toe caps were introduced to our protective shoes. And in 1925 we were one of the first boot-makers to utilize brand new steel-toe technology. And as America grew, so did we. Built for dirt, sweat, and grit, our steel was found at worksites across the country. In a world of war, industry, and danger, we thrived. It’s not always been an easy road, but we’re proud to still be kicking. Tough then. Tough now. The work hasn’t changed, so neither have we.

Tough Stuff

Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff safety images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff safety images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff safety images

Safety

Iron Age Tough Work Boots meets ASTM F2413 Safety Standards
  • ASTM F2413
    Meets all standards for Safety Footwear. You Know, if That's Something You Care About.
    Tough Against Everything.

Iron Age Composite Toe
  • Composite Toe
    Light and Non-Conductive to both Heat and Electricity. Sounds Good? Sounds Good.
    Tough Against Cold.
    Tough Against Heavy Objects.
    Tough Against Electricity.

Iron Age Steel Toe Work Boots
  • Steel Toe
    It's Steel over your Toes. It's like Having Steel Toes. Because the Toe is Made out of Steel.
    Tough Against Heavy Objects.

  • XTR® Brand Extra Wide Composite Toe Cap
    Light and Non-Conductive to both Heat and Electricity. Sounds Good? Sounds Good.
    Tough Against Cold.
    Tough Against Heavy Objects.
    Tough Against Electricity.
    Big Space for Big Toes

Iron Age Electrical Hazard Protection
  • Electrical Hazard Protection
    Like A Second Skin. One That Protects You From Live Circuits and Wires.
    Tough Against Electricity.

Iron Age External Met Guard Work Boots
  • External Met Guard
    Pretty Straightforward. It Protects you when you Drop Things on your Foot.
    Tough Against Heavy Objects.

Iron Age Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole
  • Slip Resistant Rubber Outsole
    Get a grip on even the slickest surfaces. A wide surface area gives you the traction you need to stay on your feet.
    Tough Against Slips.

  • Flex-Met® Internal Met Guard
    Top of the Foot Protection that doesn't get in your way. You won't know it's there until you really need it.
    Tough Against Heavy Objects.

  • Full Grain Leather Upper
    Only the Toughest Part of the Hide, so your Boots can be the Toughest Against Abrasion, Oils, and Chemicals.

Iron Age Work Boots - Ladder Latch 90° Degree Heel
  • Ladder Latch 90° Degree Heel
    A 90° Degree Heel that Helps Turn Ladders into Stairs. When your Boot Stands Up Straight, so will you.
    Tough Against Gravity.

Iron Age No Metal Boot Construction
  • No Metal
    Complete Toughness Against Anything Conductive.
    Tough Against Electricity.

Iron Age Work Boots with Poron® XRD® Internal Met Guard Protection
  • Poron® XRD® Internal Met Guard
    Extreme Impact Protection. The Harder it's Hit, the Harder it gets. Soft and Flexible when your Working, but Strong and Rigid when you need it to be.

Iron Age Work Boots with a Puncture Resistant Insole
  • Puncture Resistant Insole
    Do you want a Nail in your Foot? We didn't think so.
    Tough Against Sharp Objects.

Iron Age Static Dissipative Protection
  • Static Dissipative
    Plays Nice with Electricity, by Preventing Static Buildup. Don't be Shocked.

  • Dri-Lex Zig Zag Lining
    Evaporates Sweat from your Feet to the Outside of the Boot, like a Breath of Fresh Air while you Work.
    Tough Against Heat.

  • Dual-Layered Strong Memory Foam Footbed
    Let's your Feet Breathe Easy, with Anti-Odor Technology and Memory Foam Comfort.
    Tough Against Odor.
    Tough Against Pain.

  • EVA Cushion Footbed
    Removable EVA Cushioning with a Spongey Rubber Heel. Makes even the Toughest Work Sites feel like a Walk in the Park.

  • Foot Force® Footbed
    The Science Behind it is Complicated, but this Footbed Provides Extra Cushion and Support, Especially when the Ground isn't Cooperating. That Mean Foot, Leg and Back Relief All Day Long.
    Tough Against Pain.

  • Full Grain Leather Upper
    Only the Toughest Part of the Hide, so your Boots can be the Toughest Against Abrasion, Oils, and Chemicals.

Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff comfort images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff comfort images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff comfort images

Comfort Tech

Iron Age 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulated Work Boot
  • 3M™ Thinsulate™
    Keeps your Foot Toasty in all Conditions, and Leaves Just enough room for your Extra Socks. You probably won't need them though.
    Tough Against Cold.

Iron Age Work Boots with Air Suspension Comfort System
  • Air Suspension
    Extra Heel Cushioning to Help Keep you Going Longer.
    Tough Against Pain.

Iron Age Work Boots with ARZ anatomical rebound zone
  • Anatomical Rebound Zone (ARZ)
    Ongoing Cushion and Energy for you Feet, on even the Hardest Surfaces.
    Tough Against Hard Surfaces.

  • Dri-Lex Zig Zag Lining
    Evaporates Sweat from your Feet to the Outside of the Boot, like a Breath of Fresh Air while you Work.
    Tough Against Heat.

  • Dual-Layered Strong Memory Foam Footbed
    Let's your Feet Breathe Easy, with Anti-Odor Technology and Memory Foam Comfort.
    Tough Against Odor.
    Tough Against Pain.

  • EVA Cushion Footbed
    Removable EVA Cushioning with a Spongey Rubber Heel. Makes even the Toughest Work Sites feel like a Walk in the Park.

  • Foot Force® Footbed
    The Science Behind it is Complicated, but this Footbed Provides Extra Cushion and Support, Especially when the Ground isn't Cooperating. That Mean Foot, Leg and Back Relief All Day Long.
    Tough Against Pain.

  • Full Grain Leather Upper
    Only the Toughest Part of the Hide, so your Boots can be the Toughest Against Abrasion, Oils, and Chemicals.

Iron Age Hydrotex® Waterproof System
  • Hydrotex® Waterproof System
    Moisture Wicking Nylon gets Moisture Out. A Hydrotex® Waterproof Membrane Keeps it Out. All of it.
    Tough Against Water.

  • Memory Foam Footbed
    Cushiony Memory Foam Forms to your Foot Shape, Helping to Relieve Back and Joint Pain Every Day as well as giving you More Cushion with Every Strike of your Heel.

  • Padded Collar
    Take it Off-Road with our Padded Collar that Gives Extra Support Right where your Ankle needs it.
    Tough Against Rough Terrain.

Iron Age Work Boots with Side Zipper
  • Side Zipper
    Because getting you Boot on and off shouldn't be the Toughest part of your job.

  • Suede
    -Easier to break in, and forms to your foot faster.

    Tough Against Pain.

Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff durability images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff durability images
Iron Age Work Boots - tough stuff durability images

Durability

  • Direct-Attach Midsole
    -The best material to guard against slips and falls, stuck on tight.
    -Tough against slips.

  • Dual Density Rubber Lug Bottom with PU Midsole
    -It lives for the mud and snow, but deep lugs make it easy to clean.
    -Tough against mud.
    -Tough against snow.

  • Full Grain Leather Upper and Black Molded Rubber Vamp
    -Our same tough leather, with a high rubber coating to give twice the protection against chemicals, water, oil, and dust—anything that might eat away at the life of your boot.
    -Tough against wear and tear.

  • GoodYear Welt Construction
    -There’s a reason this is the way it’s been done for over a century. No sole separation, even in the toughest, and hottest conditions.
    -Tough against wear and tear.
    -Tough against heat.

  • Kevlar Stitching
    -The toughest stitch on the market. Seriously—it’s Kevlar.
    -Tough against wear and tear.

  • Mean Lugs
    Our Toughest Rubber Outsole for the Toughest Terrains and Surfaces.
    Tough Against the Ground.

Iron Age Work Boots - Permabond™ Construction
  • Permabond™
    There's two ways to put a sole on a boot - welted and direct attached. This is both of them. And with Permabond™ Technology with a durable polyurethane outsole, it's guaranteed to last. We're so confident in our toughest construction that we guarantee it against separation or cracking, due to normal use, for up to one year.
    Tough Against the Ground.
    Tough Against Wear and Tear.

  • Rust-oleum® Neverwet®
    -Trusted Rustoleum-tough water protection, but for your shoes.
    -Tough against water.

Iron Age Work Boots with Scuff Tough Hi-Abrasion Heel and Toe Areas
  • Scuff Tough Hi-Abrasion Heel and Toe Areas
    Okay, it can be Scuffed, but it's really, really hard to do. So keep on Kicking.
    Tough Against Wear and Tear.

  • Water-Resisting Full Grain Leather
    -Great leather that protects against abrasion, oils, and chemicals.
    -Tough against water.
    -Tough against wear and tear.
    -Tough against chemicals.

  • Vibram™ Alpha TCY Heat Resistant Outsole
    Takes 4 Digit Surface Heat so you don't have to
    Tough Against Hot Surfaces.