Dr Martens Men Icon Industrial Strength Steel Toe Boots Review

Editor rating

4.5/5 on March 22, 2015

User's rating

199 reviews

PROS

  • Air cushioned outsole provides additional shock absorbing properties
  • Padded ankle support
  • Agion® Treated Anti-Bacterial Smartmask® Insole
  • Cosmo Cambrelle Moisture Wicking Lining
  • ANSI/OSHA approved
  • Protective steel toe is ANSI-rated

CONS

  • It is water resistant and not water proof
  • They are being made in China instead of the UK
  • Not made for working in the snow

VERDICT

The icon industrial strength steel toe boots by Dr. Marten’s is definitely a perfect choice for workers in hazardous environments that have higher risk of slip and falls including oil rigs, electric supply lines, and chemical factories. This pair of industrial boot is durable, requires low maintenance, and can last you a couple of years with ease! At $130, it offers high value for money!

The Icon is the premier model of industrial strength steel toe boots created by Dr Martens. It has been created keeping in mind the variety of work environments that people have to work in.

Dr Martens Men Icon Industrial Strength Steel Toe Boots – Overview/Features

Meticulous work has gone into creating one of the finest industrial steel toe boots available in the market. The Icon Industrial boot known as Icon 2295 means business! The boot construction is so strong that it will be perfect for people involved in heavy construction or engineering works. This Goodyear-welted product uses PVC for the welt, which simply means that the outsole is definitely not going to come out or break away even if you wear it for a small trek to the Alps!

The outsole and the upper of the Icon 2295 have not just been glued but sewn together to make the overall construction of this steel toe boots look and feel stronger. The Z welt-stitching along with the heat sealing process is something that is synonymous with Dr. Marten’s industrial boots. The highlight of this type of construction is the welt, which has been chain stitched to the insole and the upper. Since, workers feet are going to take the maximum pounding, the Icon 2295 outsole has been sewn right around the edges to the welt and has been heat sealed consequently. The construction seems almost fool proof and extremely durable!

The material used for creating the slick pair of boots is snuffed and well oiled full grain water resistant leather. What makes the icon industrial strength steel toe boots even more interesting is the fact that it is packed with not one but multiple safety features. The safety features include:

  1. Steel toe cap: This safety cap can handle a minimum impact of 200j impact and compression force of 15kn
  2. Electrical Hazard: Perfect for electrical engineers as it offers protection to the wearer against any accidental contact against electrical charge. This is taken care of by providing additional insulation from the ground
  3. Water resistant: It has been created for some of the worst weathers! It has the ability to provide protection to your feet during bad weather and has water resistant capabilities. The boot upper has been made from water-resistant materials.

Slip resistant: This is one safety feature that most industrial workers just can’t do without. The Icon 2295 offers protection against slips and falls especially on slippery, wet, or hazardous surfaces.

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