Leather Waterproof Safety Toe Western Work Boot by Justin Boots WK4625

I needed a new work boot and this is how it went.

My Old Boots

Starting us off, my first work boot was a Redhead Treestand lace up boot that I have had for 10 years. They were waterproof, comfortable, and lasted ten years. A great pair of boots, but after wearing pull on boots for game processing and fishing, and using pull-on boots for work, I’m starting to get lazing with the whole tieing up my boots. I want slip on, slip off…


So I had to create some parameters.

  • Pull-on boot – no laces
  • Waterproof
  • Less aggressive tread pattern

That’s a good place to start.

Googled, searched, scrolled, and read and quickly found that it would most likely be a western-style boot. Noted; added to parameters.

Kept looking and found that a safety toe would be a nice addition. I don’t NEED it but would be nice to have. Noted.

Sizing a Western-style Boot

Lets get to the point, go into a store. Try on boots. Figure out which one fits your foot best.

Went shopping on workboots.com, found a Rocky boot I liked, ordered one pair, returned them for another pair, and then returned them for another pair. This took a month and a half and had made no progress at the end of it. I found out that Rocky boots didn’t fit my foot and I need to go try boots on.

I walked into a local store that had western boots, for me it was Russell’s Western Wear, and I tried on Ariat and Justin Boots. I normally wear a 10.5W for my running shoes. I have a “wide” foot and found that a square toe felt better; Noted – Parameter Added. Justin’s square toe felt wider than the Ariat boot and ended up going with Justin because it fit my foot better. Ended up being an 8.5d (regular).

The Search

New Parameters

  • Pull-on boot – no laces (Western Style)
  • Waterproof
  • Less aggressive tread pattern
  • Square Toe
  • Safety Toe

After adjusting, these parameters were the new building blocks. I went to Justin’s site, sifted through their work boots, and came up with this pair


Went back into Russells, ordered the boot, tried them on a week later, and bought ’em. This is what the specs look like for them.

JOIST RUSTIC WATERPROOF COMP TOE 11-inch tall Men’s Hybred Work Boot

  • Achilles Relief System
  • J-Flex Flexible Comfort System
  • Ortholite
  • Justine Stabilization Technology
  • Dri-Lex
  • Electrical Hazard
  • Composite Safety Toe
  • Waterproof
  • Oil & Slip resistant with a non-marking sole

Justin Work Boots – WK4625

Now, it’s been a week. They were pretty comfortable from the start. They’ll take a little getting used too, going from a lace up boot that is tied tight around your ankle and calf and moving into a boot that has some freedom in it.

The leather seems soft and seems to be wearing already on the toe and outside. I will be cleaning and polishing them soon to add a little protection to them.

Tread pattern = good. It still collects mud, but not as bad as my other boots so I’m happy with that.

For now, that’s it. I’ll give an update after a few months and see where we’re at then. Thank you for reading, this is JTgatoring!

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