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

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

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 Work Boots - Spark Arrestor Flame Resistant Laces
  • Spark Arrestor™
    Fire Resistant Laces. Flame On.

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 Work Boots - Flex-Met Internal Met Guard
  • 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.

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 CUSHGUARD Internal Met Guard Protection
  • CUSHGUARD™
    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 - Ladder Latch Defined Heel
  • Ladder Latch Defined Heel
    Helps Turn Ladders into Stairs. When your Boot Stands Up Straight, so will you.
    Tough Against Gravity.

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.

Iron Age Latch Lugs for Stabilization
  • LATCH LUGS™
    Stabilization for Ladder Work.

Iron Age - WEBSTRIKE SR LUGS
  • WEBSTRIKE SR LUGS™
    Performs Devastatingly well Indoors and Outdoors. Sticks to Rails and Grates, and Holds Fast on Concrete, Rock and Uneven Ground.

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

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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Iron Age Work Boots BOOTBED Removable Footbed
  • BOOTBED™
    Removable Insole Constructed with Open Cell Polyurethane and Memory Foam. It's like Break Time for you Feet -- All the Time.

Iron Age Work Boots FOOT FORCE F2A Removable Footbed
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

Iron Age Work Boots - Goodyear Welt Construction
  • 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.

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.

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

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

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.