Kodiak McKinney Composite Toe Boot

Gearflogger reviews the Kodiak McKinney composite toe work bootAs an Alaska-based reviewer we will freely admit to having a bias for anything named after Kodiak, the second-biggest island in these United States behind the big island of Hawaii. Kodiak is known for big-ass bears that are definitely tougher than you are, and Kodiak boots gives a solid nod to our ursine friends with boots designed for difficult conditions.

Whatever the season, when we head outside to get some real work done we usually reach for the easiest thing to put on. Kodiak figured this out, and they offer the Kodiak McKinney boot as a slip-on work boot that functions as a personal protective equipment.

The Kodiak is built from burley full-grain leather, and is rated EH for electrical hazards and ESR for electrical shock resistance. The toe is designed to save your little piggies from all manner of blunt force trauma, with a composite cap that is CSA/ASTM/ANSI approved. The same composite construction is used in the foot plate, so you're pretty well armored all the way around.

The McKinney is available only in wide sizing as far as we can tell at the moment, but we found it comfortable even on our relatively low-volume feet. Some people seem to think it runs a little large, but personally we didn't really see that – it seemed true to size, but we're just letting you know. We wonder if people meant the width in this case.

The sole plate doesn't interfere with walkability at all. The McKinney is a very comfortable all-day work boot, and traction is superb with an oil-resistant, non-marking outsole that performs just as well in mud as in snow. The boot even cleans up nicely, which is great because the McKinney is a nice-looking boot to begin with. Kodiak has done their island namesake proud with a great boot here.

$150.00 at Kodiak




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