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What Kind of Boots Should Electricians Wear?

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Electricians find themselves in a wide variety of construction sites, environments, and conditions every day they go to work. This requires not just heavy-duty footwear but plenty of support and protection from potential electrical shocks. Plus, electricians need the right combination of durability and comfort from a boot that can stand up to long hours without causing foot, leg, or back pain. 

We especially like the BRUNT Marin boot collection for electricians.  If you are familiar with the Marin boots, you can quickly choose from the below list.  Otherwise, keep reading for more details.

PreviewNameFeaturesWhere To Buy
Versatile
The MARIN
The MARIN
  • 6-inch height
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
Buy on BRUNT
Safety Toe
The MARIN Comp Toe
The MARIN Comp Toe
  • 6-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
Buy on BRUNT
Extreme Environments
The MARIN 8
The MARIN 8" Comp Toe
  • 8-inch height
  • Composite safety toe
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
Buy on BRUNT
Unlined & Lightweight
The MARIN Unlined
The MARIN Unlined
  • 6-inch height
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Cool and lightweight
Buy on BRUNT
Specifically for Women
The MARIN Womens
The MARIN Womens
  • 6-inch height
  • Oil and slip resistant
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Added style and character
Buy on BRUNT

So, what type of work boot is best for electricians? Use our checklist below to ensure the boots you’re considering have the features you need.

  • Electrical hazard-rating (EH). Electricians know that the type of boots you wear to work can mean surviving the day–or becoming a victim to electrical hazards. Shopping for electrical hazard-rated safety boots (or EH boots) are key. These boots are carefully tested, and earn a rating if they can perform as isolating safety boots by providing a secondary protection against electrocution. To get a rating, the full boot must be constructed from nonconductive materials, so no electrical charge can pass through the body (and separate and isolate you from the ground). The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) awards the ratings, only when boots prove through rigorous testing that they’re able to protect against an electrical shock.

EH boots are usually required by employers for their workers(electricians), and the Brunt Workwear’s Marin work boot is a great example of EH shoes. The Marin work boots are built with electrically insulating materials and don’t conduct electricity. Their high resistance to electrical current means you can do your job without fear, knowing you’re protected from electrical shocks.

  • Comfort. It’s hard to get a boot that protects and is also comfortable. One is usually sacrificed for the other, but The Marin is excellent at both.

As an electrician, you’ll be spending long hours every day standing on your feet. Climbing ladders, reaching for pipes, standing still for long periods of time, and working in different positions—all these things contribute to postures that can be painful for your feet and body. The right work boots can lessen fatigue and help you work long stretches, non-stop without feeling comfort. 

The Marin is made with comfort in mind. A memory foam middle layer is gentle on your feet and makes standing easy. The boots also offer an adjustable width, for extra room and comfort when and if you need it. For a specialized fit, simply remove the gray insert from below the insole and voilà! Your feet have extra room to breathe and relax.

Additionally, Marin work boots are flexible, but have cement-glue construction (rather than welting). The Marin provides the right combination of support and comfort, so you can effortlessly climb all day and move easily through all the positions necessary to complete your job without discomfort.

Read about “Brunt Marin Boots: The Ultimate in Protection and Comfort

  • Waterproof. Water conducts electricity, so electricians need to be particularly careful to avoid water as much as possible. Sometimes though, you can’t avoid working around water or in wet conditions. The Marin work boot can provide an added layer of protection, to help you avoid shocks. Luckily, the Marin work boot provides a strong, waterproof option that doesn’t allow water to breathe through. 

Made with full-grain, impermeable leather, The Marin can stand up to any wet or damp environment. If you’re working while it’s snowing, or trudging through puddles of water, or triaging an electrical issue while simultaneously juggling plumbing problems—you need to keep your feet and legs protected from water. These boots won’t let your feet touch water or get soaked. 

Additionally, The Marin work boot’s waterproofing protects you not just from electrical hazards, but they keep your feet dry—protecting you from catching cold and getting blisters, too. 

  • Slip-resistant. Working in different kinds of terrain and weather means you need a work boot with good traction. With The Marin, you don’t need to worry about slipping while climbing ladders, steps, pipes, or whatever is necessary to complete your job. 

With high-quality, rubber-skinned soles, The Marin stands up to different surfaces and weather conditions, all while keeping your feet snug, dry, and comfy for long periods. They grip firmly to the ground and are both oil- and slip-resistant, too.

  • Lightweight. As much as you need boots that give you protection as an electrician, you need boots that are easy to walk in, too. If you are not comfortable walking in your shoes, how can you do your job properly?

Marin work boot’s lightweight design and fit ensure you’re not dragging added weight around while you work. No heavy work boots here! Instead, you’ll feel light on your feet, but stable and secure, no matter the work environment.

The Marin’s lightweight rubber foam midsole is an important feature of these boots—and it adds no extra or unnecessary weight to the shoes. Clocking in at about 1.66 pounds per boot, The Marin is an efficiently designed boot (and couldn’t be much lighter!).

  • Shock absorbent. The rubber foam midsole in the Marin isn’t just lightweight, it is also built to absorb shocks. And, without shock-absorbing boots, you’ll feel pain in your feet, back, and knees at the end of every day’s work.

 The Marin work boot is a great choice for electricians. The shoe’s specialized foam insole and overall construction help to reduce the strain electrical work and walking job sites can create. Your body will thank you for choosing Brunt’s Marin work boot after a long day’s work.

Also Read About “The Perkins Brunt Boots: The Most Durable Work Boots on the Market

Here’s a detailed comparison of the different BRUNT Marin boots”

Versatile
The MARIN
The MARIN
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Full-grain leather with double-stitching where it counts
  • Pass-through or wrap-around lace hooks with heavy-duty eyelets
  • Meets ASTM F2892-18 standards
Safety Toe
The MARIN Comp Toe
The MARIN Comp Toe
  • Nano toe made of composite materials that are lightweight and protective, with fewer drawbacks than steel
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Full-grain leather with double-stitching where it counts
  • Pass-through or wrap-around lace hooks with heavy-duty eyelets
  • Meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
Extreme Environments
The MARIN 8
The MARIN 8" Comp Toe
  • 8” of support with added protection against sparks and wet/muddy environments
  • Safety toe made of composite materials that are lightweight and protective, with fewer drawbacks than steel
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Triple-layer waterproofing
  • Full-grain leather with double-stitching where it counts
  • Pass-through or wrap-around lace hooks with heavy-duty eyelets
  • Meets ASTM F2413-18 standards
Unlined & Lightweight
The MARIN Unlined
The MARIN Unlined
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Full-grain leather with double-stitching where it counts
  • Pass-through or wrap-around lace hooks with heavy-duty eyelets
  • Meets ASTM F2892-18 standards
Womens' Style
The MARIN Womens
The MARIN Womens
  • Industry-leading rubber-skinned sole, with built-in oil and slip resistance
  • Full-grain leather with double-stitching where it counts
  • Pass-through or wrap-around lace hooks with heavy-duty eyelets
  • Meets ASTM F2892-18 standards

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