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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.

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5 Responses to DeWalt’s New “Oxford” Work Shoe

  1. JamesBrauer66 says:

    I’m pretty sure I would melt a critical part off of those with hot sparks or slag: either the lace loops or the rubber ends. I wonder if they are flame retardant?

  2. Mel says:

    The wrap-around sole does look like it would be good for working on a roof, tho’. Wonder if they come in wide?

  3. Trevor Dyck says:

    They look well suited to working in a motorcycle shop though… Hmmm…

  4. Patrick says:

    How about going from the woodshop to the basketball court with your kids? My work boots don’t cut it. And football season’s beginning…

  5. ttabob says:

    I tried these on at sears, they looked like a pair of wooden clogs, the toe is kinda pointy and turns up. its like it is pre bent to make walking easier, maybe? Basically, yet again, Dewalt has come almost close to a good design, but they seem to get lazy on the important details, like how it feels on your feet and not looking like a dork. thumbs down, but try again.

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