Thorogood Men Composite Safety Toe Gen Flex Work Boots Review

Editor rating

4.1/5 on March 16, 2015

User's rating

216 reviews


  • Composite safety toe meets ANSI/ASTM I75 & C75 standard
  • High density polyurethane removable footbed
  • Gen Flex II board with double EVA cushion
  • Tumbled Oiled Full-Grain Leather Upper
  • Anti-Roll Bar Heel Support (ABHS)
  • Gen Flex II welt channel cushioning


  • It is not waterproof or water resistant
  • It is not meant for use in extremely cold weather


Inch for inch, the Thorogood men's composite safety toe Gen Flex 804-4445 6-inch work boot is a serious performer. It offers extreme comfort as well as can take a lot of hit and yet not break apart. If you are working in some of the extreme work environments then this is one pair of work boots you cannot do without.

If looks could spell out “toughness” then the¬†Thorogood Men Composite Safety Toe Gen Flex Work Boots does a great job is making just the right first impression. The work boot seems to have landed from some other planet thanks to the tough construction and design. The exterior design of the boot makes it almost indomitable.


The Thorogood men’s composite safety toe work boots not only look tough but are comfortable as well. This is one pair of boots that has been created to provide comfort in rugged terrains and harsh work environments. The ability to handle a variety of industrial environments comes from the fact that these work boots have a Gen Flex II rubber outsole. The multi directional traction lug design of the work boots ensures better grip or traction on a variety of surfaces thus providing more balance. Another salient aspect of the Gen Flex II rubber outsole is that it is slip or oil resistant and thus provides protection from slip or fall during work.

The composite safety toe Gen Flex 804-4445 6-inch work boot comes with the Thorogood patented VGS (Visible Gel System). The primary aim of the VGS system is to absorb shock, improve cushioning, and provide superior comfort. In fact, this system enables this Thorogood 6-inch work boot to absorb stress up to 300 foot pounds per square inch, which is among the highest for work boots. The VGS system does not let your feet fall prey to fatigue by reducing repetitive stress and impact in one of the most sensitive areas – the heel. These boots have been enabled with several salient features and some of them are:

  1. Goodyear welt construction: It is the most prolific construction method in use to make work boots sturdy and durable. Thorogood men’s composite safety toe Gen Flex 804-4445 6-inch work boot has been constructed using this method where the insole, mid-sole, and the welt have been connected together using a welt-stitch.
  2. Electrical hazard rated: The Thorogood men’s composite safety toe Gen Flex is electrical hazard rated and meets CAN/CSA-Z195 18,000 Volts Electric Shock Resistance Standard. These work boots for men have been designed in such a way that they reduce or impede the flow of electricity through the shoes and this further reduces the risk of electrocution. This rating makes these boots one of the safest footwear for people handling electrical circuits.

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