Features of the Best HVAC Boots
HVAC workers are exposed to all kinds of different environments. It’s important to have a pair of boots that are made to withstand all of them!
We show you what you should look for when finding a new pair of boots for HVAC work and show you our best picks for the job!
Whether you’re crouching, kneeling, or walking, your boots are flexing. You need a pair of boots that allow you to move freely and not hold you back. A pair of high quality flexible boots will do just that. A boot that is constructed using a cement attachment or direct attachment will naturally flex easier, meaning there isn’t much of a break in period.
Being exposed to different environments means you need to be prepared for anything. Waterproof boots will make sure that you’re prepared. Most leather boots are naturally water resistant, however to get the best coverage, look for a boot that is waterproof. Waterproof boots will have a liner inside (which makes them waterproof) and will also still allow your feet to breathe.
Safety is key while working in any job. Although you may not always be working around heavy objects, it’s important to still have something to protect yourself from an unexpected dropped object. Whether you go with steel toe, aluminum toe, or composite toe, they will all keep your little piggies around.
This feature is an optional one. The defined heel is the most important if you are climbing ladders. If you aren’t typically climbing ladders, then you don’t necessarily need this feature and could look at boots that have the wedge sole.
Our Best HVAC Work Boots
Irish Setter is a subsidiary of Red Wing, and carries the same values of high-quality work boots for an affordable price. The Kasota boots are a great lightweight flexible work boot.
Perfect for lots of walking, crouching and kneeling. With the toe guard, you can be sure that you won’t wear through the front of these work boots. The comfortable CuShin™ tongue helps minimize pressure felt on your shin from the top of the boot.
The UltraDry™ Waterproofing system ensures that your feet stay dry, even in the wettest conditions.
For comfort, the Kasota has a dual density midsole helping to deliver maximum comfort in addition to the memory foam-EVA insole.
Timberland Pro is known to make some of the most comfortable work boots. The Switchback boots are no exception. The boots come standard with Timberland Pro’s Anti-Fatigue Insoles, helping you withstand being on your feet all day.
The Switchback is made with a cement construction, helping it be extremely flexible. Whether you’re going to be kneeling, crouching, or crawling, these boots will not hold you back.
Made with a waterproof membrane, these boots keep water out. The coated leather is abrasion resistant and also helps with keeping water at bay.
The composite safety toe helps keep your feet safe while also being lightweight. For additional safety, these boots are made with a non-metallic puncture resistant plate.
The Titan EV takes everything that Timberland Pro knows about boots, and puts it into one. A Cement construction ensures that this boot flexes with you, not against you.
Paired with a premium full-grain leather upper and a waterproof membrane, this boot will hold up well to water.
No need to worry about slipping in this boot, as the convex outsole design has superior indoor/outdoor traction and slip resistance.
The lightweight Hover Spring foam midsole provides extraordinary underfoot comfort, flexibility and durability. Paired with the Anti-Fatigue insole, this boot helps with shock absorption and returns energy with every step.
The Georgia Boot brand is one of the leading manufacturers of comfortable work boots for men and women.
Like others on this list, the Georgia Boot OT features a direct-attach construction for easy flexibility.
If you find yourself outside at times, this boot is made with the Georgia Waterproof System, guaranteed to keep water out. Whether it’s standing in the rain or standing in a puddle, these boots ensure the water doesn’t soak your foot.
The Ergo-Fit safety toe is designed to match the contour of your feet, which aids in providing you with superior comfortability and flexibility. To add to the comfortability, Georgia Boot added their AMP LT insole with memory foam. These insoles are thicker than the typical insole, which helps with providing additional compression and shock absorption.
We had to add a wedge sole boot on here for our friends that aren’t constantly climbing ladders, but instead are standing all day. Look no further than this Moc Toe boot from Thorogood.
Thorogood is a brand that makes plenty of boots here in the USA.
This moc toe boot has an extremely soft sole that will be one of the most comfortable boots you own. The difference with Thorogood’s wedge sole, is that the sole is made to last longer than other wedge soled boots.
The goodyear welt construction isn’t the most flexible of constructions, however, it is definitely the most durable. Meaning if you typically put your boots through the ringer, these are able to take the abuse.
Made with the X-Stream Waterproofing, this boot will keep your feet nice and dry.
These steel toe boots are made with a full-grain leather upper, making it highly durable and good looking.
The only pull-on that made our list. This Two Harbor Pull-On boot is distinctive from other pull-on boots because it is made with a cement-welt construction, which allows this boot to be flexible and also durable. This StableFlex™ technology allows for flexibility in the forefoot and stability in the heel.
This boot is also produced with Vibram® heat resistant outsoles, which have been designed and tested to perform on high heat surfaces. The melting point on this outsole is a minimum of 495° F.
The 11-inch height and UltraDry™ Waterproofing system allow you to step in deeper water and stay protected. The liner is also combined with a moisture management lining to help keep your feet dry on hot days.
This boot was inspired by Timberland’s iconic yellow boot. This good looking steel toe work boot still holds the high-quality standards of Timberland Pro.
The heat-, oil-, slip-, and abrasion-resistant, non-marking outsole is paired with the Anti-Fatigue insole to provide extraordinary comfort and protection.
A seam-sealed waterproof leather helps keep water out from the inside of this boot. The inside of the boot is made with a breathable and moisture-wicking lining for antimicrobial treatment odor control.
The direct injection insole design also helps with flexibility. Allowing you to crouch and kneel freely.
Find yourself outside in the snow or cold weather? This boot is also insulated to help keep your feet warm.
2240 - Red Wing King Toe® Boot
Red Wing has been a leading manufacturer of boots for more than a century. Still produced with high-quality materials, Red Wing prides itself on high-quality workmanship and affordable work boots.
The King Toe style helps give you more than 40% more room in the toe box of your boot. That means if you have a wider foot or an issue with safety toes rubbing the side of your foot, this boot will definitely help.
This lightweight boot is made with a cement construction to help with flexibility and allow you to get down and dirty.
The Red Wing leather starts with hides from U.S raised cattle and allows Red Wing to control every step of the leather process. Resulting in high quality leather with minimal surface imperfections.
The Red Wing Waterproofing system on this boot helps move moisture away from the foot to keep it dry, while also being a barrier to keep water out.
2436 - Red Wing CRV Work Boot
Red Wing’s CRV is constructed using the direct-attach method, making it lightweight, flexible, and anatomically designed to match the shape of your foot.
Featuring the Forceguard, this technology is a protective covering that provides superior protection for long-lasting boots on all of the critical areas, like the toes and heels.
Made with Red Wing’s waterproofing system, this boot has a liner that keeps water out while still moving moisture away from the foot to keep you comfortable and dry.
604 - Red Wing Supersole 2.0
GORE-TEX is known for its waterproofing abilities, so it’s no surprise that one of the leading manufacturers put GORE-TEX into their boots. The beauty of this technology is that it prevents water from getting in, but will allow sweat vapor through the pores, allowing your feet to stay dry and comfortable.
This boot is made with a dual-density insole, called the Supersole 2.0, which has an inner sole to provide cushion and comfort while the outsole provides durability and protection. Making these an extremely comfortable heavy-duty boot.
The boot is constructed with a direct attached welt, making it both durable and flexible.