Welding boots are designed to protect you from the additional welding, grinding, foundry risks as well as the everyday risks of heavy industry.
Quick Escape: You need quick and easy egress from your foundry boots if they get caught in hot molten metal. So try the Magnum Pro Bunker.
You do not want shoe laces which will burn easily from the splashes and sparks from welding or grinding. That is why many of the boots in this category are designed with protective lace over flaps like the Centek FS333.
Why not try the Cofra New Vigo Metatarsal metal free SLIP ON (No laces) safety boot?
- it is breathable, has Sany-Dry lining; it is antistatic and comfortable; it is EN S3 compliant, with a dual density Polyurethane (PU) sole.
You definitely want METATARSAL FOOT PROTECTION within your safety boots - to protect you from heavy pipes and iron bars that may fall on your feet. Keeping this in mind, try the Cofra Brunt.
For extended protection, you can pick up a pair of high top welding boots, giving shin and leg protection like the Tuffking 9684 which has been designed with a protective shinguard.
For greater leg protection, buy the ESAB 9" Welding gaiters.