14 Benefits of Logger Boots

You might be working in the logging industry or you are a concrete worker or a lineman or a brick layer or a wildlife firefighter or a hunter; logger boots are going to be your best friend in all endeavours!

Wondering how?

The support, stability, breathability, waterproofing, cushioning, shock absorption, ankle support, arch support, midsole support through steel shanks, anti-slip, oil resistant, abrasion and puncture resistant nature of the outsoles, and the ankle high top to toe lace up system of the logger boots make them just apt for the above mentioned professions.

Through this article of mine I will take you to a tour of the various benefits of logger boots and tell you why all the hype about them!

Benefits of Logger Boots

History of Logger Boots

Logger boots, earlier known as the raised heel boots, came into existence in the late 19th to early 20th century.

The logging industry workers of the Pacific Northwest needed boots that could serve the purpose in taking logs of woods through the water, riding horses and holding traction on slippery and muddy terrains.

Thus emerged these raised heel boots that were just apt for the purpose and they gradually came to be known as the logger boots. 

The first logger boots featured caulked outsoles that were especially designed to hold traction on marshy and slippery grounds and they were manufactured by top brands like Danner and White’s Boots. 

Gradually, logger boots gained popularity and are now used not only by the loggers but by men of varying professions including wildland firefighters, line men, brick layers, concrete workers and hunters.

Benefits of Logger Boots:

Logger boots are no longer restricted to the logging industry, but are widely used by various field workers for their following advantages:

1.) Logger Boots have raised heels:

The heel of logger boots is usually above 2 inches in height and this raised heel helps in several cases:

• The raised heel keeps water and moisture away from touching the uppers of the boots

• The raised heel helps horse rides by holding the grip on the stirrups

• The raised heel help to hold the traction tightly on slippery grounds

• The raised heel simply elevates your height and makes you look classy

2.) Logger Boots Provide Ample Arch Support:

This feature owes to the raised heel that sports depth in the arch area of the boots to provide great arch support. The arch support helps in the following ways:

• While climbing hilly areas

• While climbing ladders and poles

• While climbing and balancing on the stirrups

• While traversing gravelled and uneven terrains

• The arch support reduces pain and fatigue of the feet

3.) Logger Boots provide great Ankle support:

Most logger boots are 9 inches ankle high and this ankle support helps to maintain proper balance on uneven terrains and saves the ankle from getting twisted.

Also, ankle high boots help to keep away water from getting inside the boots in case you step or stand in water.

4.) Logger Boots have Steel Shanks:

Logging is not an easy job and it requires heavy foot work. Therefore, the boots need to be durable and tough. A steel shank is placed in logger boots between the insole and the outsole to make the boots tough and supportive.

5.) Logger Boots have deep lugs on the outsoles:

The deep lugs in logger boots are responsible for securing the grip on marshy and slippery terrains.

6.) Logger Boots provides for Shock Absorption:

This feature owes to the arch support of the logger boots that ultimately helps to absorb shock and return the energy back to the feet.

7.) Logger Boots protect the Feet from Punctures:

Logger boots have thick outsoles that protect the feet from punctures in case you step on pointed stones or thorns while you work in the woods.

8.) Logger Boots Provide for a Secure Fit:

Logger boots feature top to toe lace up system which enables you to adjust the fit of the boots according to your needs.

9.) Logger Boots have Safety Toes:

Logger boots are built with safety toe boxes including steel toe and composite Toe that protect the feet from falling objects like when you carry logs of woods or any sharp or heavy objects in the construction industry.

10.) Logger Boots are Waterproof:

Logger boots are definitely waterproof which is the most crucial feature while you work in the marshy and waterlogged areas like the logging industry, the construction industry, while climbing the poles in the rainy season, etc.

11.) Logger Boots are Good for Standing in Concrete:

Despite their heavy weight, logger boots are still good for walking on concrete all day for they have thick cushioned insole a that take away pressure from beneath the feet.

They are breathable being made of leather, so keep your feet sweat free, the elevated heels keep you from falling on slick surfaces.

The anti-slip and deep lugged outsoles keep you from tripping or falling and lastly they are waterproof which is very necessary in concrete works and also they come with steel toe boxes that save you from getting hurt from falling objects while in the construction industry.

12.) Logger Boots are Breathable:

Logger boots have breathable mesh lining that allow air circulation within the boots to keep feet dry all day which is very necessary when you work hard all day and sweat a lot.

13.) Logger Boots Are Durable:

Most logger boots are made using the Welt Construction that stitches the outsoles, midsole and the uppers of the boots together so that the boots become durable and also moisture cannot skip in the boots through the seams.

14.) Logger Boots Are Made With Quality Leather:

The uppers of logger boots are made with top quality leather that are durable, flexible and also breathable.

And it’s a Wrap!

As we have seen so far, logger boots exhibits various useful features that are just apt for certain working conditions. 

The only drawback with these boots is their heavy weight that adds extra pressure to the feet. So, if you are planning to wear them for office use or just your day to day walking, logger boots might not be the best choice for you.

Rest, for heavy duty works, these boots would provide you with the best of needed protection, support, comfort and stability.

Stephen Luettgen
I have 12+ years of experience in construction, inspections, handy work, and currently working as a Construction Site Manager. In today’s day we spent a significant part of our time at workplace and a right work gear can have significant impact not only on your safety but also work quality.

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