DeWalt recently released a whole slew of heavily-branded shoes intended for various work tasks. Our favorite: the “High Performance Lightweight Oxford” in black (pictured). It reminds us more of a Timberland hiking shoe than what appears in our minds when we think “work shoe,” but kudos to DeWalt for offering something a little different.
DeWalt claims that the molded rubber sole extends around the sides of the shoe to stabilize your foot on uneven surfaces, while a rubber toe bumper protects your toes a bit and accepts scuffs and wear better than the shoe itself. They say the rubber sole also provides oil and slip resistance. Additional features: removable arch support, suede-leather uppers, and a reflective collar and side patch.
If nothing else, you could wear these with jeans to parties to retain a little tool-guy cred without scaring people with your steel-toes.
DeWalt offers men’s sizes from five to 13, and street pricing starts around $75.