Recently I tried 10 different low-top steel-toe work shoes (including these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes) to evaluate them all on weight, comfort, flexibility and purpose. My conclusion was that these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes offered an amount of versatility that most other low-top work shoes can’t match. They have a lightweight athletic design, but also have a more advanced outsole that makes them suitable for certain outdoor jobs.
No, these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes still aren’t built to take on rugged work, but they almost feel like a trail shoe and might be a nice fit for those of you who want an athletic work shoe, but also spend time working on gravel, dirt, and mud. The outsole on these shoes can handle terrain that most athletic work shoes cannot.
In this article I want to discuss the five most important things you need to know about these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes, and I want to compare and contrast them to other options on the market today so you have a better idea exactly where they fit compared to the competition.
5 Things To Know About Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes
Comfort Like an Athletic Shoe
What I like about this shoe is despite having an outsole that can handle gravel and other outdoor terrain, it still feels like an athletic shoe on my foot. It really does feel like a trail running shoe in many ways.
For example, it has the flexibility that you would expect in a running shoe:
This shoe bends easily and is very responsive. This is the opposite of wearing a bulky, stiff work boot. It has a thick foam midsole that is lightweight and also helps absorb shock and provide the under-foot comfort you’d expect in an athletic shoe:
But the thing that I like the most about this shoe’s comfort is the memory foam insole. If you have read any of my content about work shoes, you know that I love memory foam steel toe work shoes.
I think memory foam provides the most under-foot comfort and provides relief for those of us spending our whole days standing on a hard work surface. In the video below I tried to capture just how soft and forgiving these Reebok memory foam insoles are:
The main takeaway here for under-foot comfort is these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes provide nice cushioning under both my toe pad and heel due to this memory foam insole, and the thick foam midsole. If you are spending long days standing on a factory floor, this type of insole can help provide some relief.
If you hate bulky work boots that feel like bricks on your feet, these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes are the opposite of that. They are flexible and responsive like a running shoe (best flexible safety toe shoes), and provide premium under-foot comfort. And overall, the weight is very reasonable compared to other low-top athletic-style work shoes.
Weight Compared to Industry
My size 12 men’s Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes weigh 1.29 pounds per shoe:
Overall, these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes were the fifth lightest out of all the low-top steel toe shoes that I tested. As I said earlier, in total I tried 10 different lightweight steel toe shoes. This is how the Reebok All Terrain Shoes compared regarding weight:
|Caterpillar Woodward||1.09||View My Photos|
|Reebok Zprint||1.15||View My Photos|
|Fila Memory Reckoning||1.21||View My Photos|
|Reebok Sublite||1.25||View My Photos|
|Reebok All Terrain||1.29||View My Photos|
|Skechers Cankton||1.30||View My Photos|
|New Balance 627||1.50||View My Photos|
|Keen Atlanta Cool 2||1.50||View My Photos|
|Caterpillar Brode||1.53||View My Photos|
|Keen Lansing Low||1.55||View My Photos|
Even though there were some shoes that weighed less, these shoes feel very lightweight and comfortable on my foot. These shoes truly feel like athletic shoes when I wear them (compare these to other steel toe running shoes).
But sometimes lightweight, athletic designs can impact the ability of the shoe to function in rugged outdoor terrain. And although this Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoe is best used for light-duty work, the outsole it has sets it apart from other work shoes and provides the versatility that some of you need. Let’s discuss.
Trail Lug Outsole
There are a lot of athletic-style steel toe shoes on the market today, but the thing that separates this shoe is the versatility that the outsole provides. Most low-top athletic-style steel toe shoes have very simple outsoles that are best used indoors or on predictable terrain. This shoe is different.
Now, to be fair, I don’t want to make this shoe something it’s not. I’d still recommend it for light-duty work only, and because it is made with mesh and textile, it won’t hold up to rugged environments like a work boot can.
But the outsole on these shoes has more defined, deeper lug patterns compared to most all other athletic-style steel toe work shoes. If you are looking for an athletic shoe that can still handle light-duty outdoor terrain, then these shoes will be a nice option.
Here’s what the outsole looks like on my shoe:
Reebok says these shoes can “conquer concrete, mud, rocks, and anything in between.” For me personally, if I’m working in rugged outdoor terrain, I’m still opting for a boot. But if you work on gravel and dirt, and want a trail-style shoe that is comfortable to wear, these are a great option.
Because these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes combine that lightweight design with a more advanced outsole, they offer a versatility that other work shoes do not. They might be a nice option for those of you who spend part of your day indoor on concrete, and part of your day on gravel or dirt.
Another thing that is worth mentioning about this shoe is the bootie-style design that fits up snugly around the ankle. There is no separated tongue on these shoes:
The benefit to this bootie style is it helps keep rocks and other small debris from entering the shoe, making these even more well-equipped to handle rocky outdoor terrain.
Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes Sizing
I found these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes to fit true to size. I ordered my normal sizing and they fit very comfortably on my feet, and felt much like an athletic shoe. Here I am wearing these shoes:
I don’t have wide feet. That said, because these shoes have a fit similar to athletic shoes, if you have wide feet make sure you are ordering wide sizing.
Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes Compared to Other Shoes
Which Shoes Weigh Less?
If you are looking for an ultra-lightweight work shoe, despite the fact that these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes feel lightweight and athletic, yes, there are other low-top steel toe shoes on the market that weigh less than these shoes. For example, here are my Caterpillar Woodward Steel Toe Shoes:
These Caterpillar Woodward shoes were the most lightweight steel toe shoes that I tried (10 total were tried). As you can see, my size 12 men’s shoe weighs only 1.09 pounds per shoe. That makes this show lighter in weight than even most low-top composite toe shoes.
These Caterpillar Woodward shoes feel like ultra-lightweight athletic shoes, but I liked the insoles of these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes better. To read more about these Caterpillar shoes, visit my article about the best lightweight steel toe work shoes.
If you like Reebok and want an option that weighs less than these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes, then the Reebok Zprint shoes we discuss in the next section will be a nice option.
Which Shoes Are Better for Hot Weather?
These Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes have a design that is breathable, especially compared to a work boot. The textile uppers allow heat to escape just like an athletic shoe.
That said, the Reebok Zprint Steel Toe Shoes offer even more breathability. In fact, the Reebok Zprint shoes were the most breathable low-top steel-toe shoe that I tried. Here’s what mine look like:
If you look at the photos above, you can see in one of the photos that when I hold these shoes up to the light you can actually see through these shoes. They are very breathable and allow heat to escape, which is exactly what you need during those brutal summer days.
Overall I really liked these Reebok Zprint shoes. They were the second lightest shoe that I tried (1.15 pounds per shoe size 12 men’s), and they have memory foam insoles that also have groove pods that help relieve stress off the bottom of my foot.
In the video below I tried to capture how comfortable the insoles are for the Reebok Zprint shoes:
Overall, these Reebok Zprint shoes serve as more breathable alternative to the Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes. Both have an athletic design that is very flexible. But these Reebok Zprint shoes aren’t built for rugged terrain in the way that the Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes are. Here is the outsole of these Zprint shoes:
These Reebok Zprint work shoes are best used on smooth surfaces. If you will be working on gravel, mud, and dirt, I would stick with the Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe shoes instead.
Which Shoes Are More Durable?
As we discussed earlier, these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes have an outsole that can take on a wider range of terrain than most low-top athletic work shoes, but overall these Reebok shoes still need to be used for light-duty work. They don’t have a thick toe overlay to help protect the front of the shoe. Here’s the toe of the Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes:
They won’t hold up like a pair of work boots will. If you are looking for a low-top steel toe work shoe with more durability than these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes, then I would recommend considering a Keen steel toe work shoe.
I like the Keen Atlanta Cool work shoes because not only do they have a breathable design, they also wrap a thick rubber overlay over the toes of their shoes for extra abrasion resistance. They also incorporate leather into the upper for a more durable design.
Here’s a look at my Keen Atlanta Cool low-top steel toe shoes:
I like to describe these Keen shoes as a sort of middle-ground between a hiking shoe and a work shoe. As you can see, with that extra durability does come extra weight. But I also felt like these shoes were very flexible and comfortable to wear.
Which Shoes Are More Casual?
Although I feel like these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes pair easily with jeans, they definitely have an athletic style. If you want more of a casual style, I would recommend the Caterpillar Brode steel toe shoes. Here’s what they look like:
These Caterpillar Brode shoes blend in well both on and off the clock. I found these shoes to be very flexible, and they are made with durable leather uppers. But overall, they were quite a bit heavier than the Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes, and don’t have the deep-lug outsole pattern like the Reebok shoes.
If you are interested in these Caterpillar Brode shoes, or other types of casual work shoes, visit our article about the best casual steel toe work shoes.
Which Shoes Are More Comfortable?
Out of the 10 low-top steel toe shoes that I tried, I felt like the Skechers Cankton shoes offered the most under-foot comfort. Here’s what my Skechers Cankton Work Shoes look like:
In my opinion, these Skechers Cankton shoes are the best low-top steel toe shoes on the market today. These shoes provide the most under-foot comfort I’ve ever felt in any work shoe (I’ve tried approximately 30 different shoes for steel, composite, and soft toe). I was absolutely shocked at how comfortable these shoes were.
Just like the Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes, these Skechers Cankton Steel Toe Shoes have memory foam insoles, but I feel like the memory foam insoles on these Skechers Cankton shoes are the thickest memory foam insoles on the market. In the video below, I tried to capture just how soft and forgiving these insoles are:
If you are someone who stands on your feet all day and need some relief, both the Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes and the Skechers Cankton Steel Toe Shoes are nice options. Both shoes have memory foam insoles that helps reduce the impact stress both under my toe pad and under my heel.
I give the edge to Skechers for total comfort, but price may have an impact on your decision also. And it’s also fair to point out that these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes are built better to take on outdoor terrain than the Skechers Cankton Steel Toe Work Shoes.
My Conclusion About these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes
Overall, out of the 10 low top steel toe shoes that I tried, these Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes proved to offer an amount of versatility that other athletic work shoes can’t match. They have an athletic design but also have an outsole that has an advanced lug pattern that can take on certain outdoor terrain like gravel, dirt, and mud.
Yes, these are still athletic work shoes and should be used for light duty work, and there are options on the market that weigh less than these shoes. But I found these shoes to provide nice comfort under the foot due to memory foam insoles, and because of that, they find a unique corner of the market where they offer the lightweight comfort of an athletic shoe but with a trail-style design that can take on outdoor terrain.
My conclusion is this – These Reebok All Terrain Steel Toe Shoes are perfect for those of you who want a comfortable athletic-style work shoe, but need a shoe that can handle gravel, dirt, and mud better than most athletic shoes. No, these shoes won’t take a beating like a pair of leather work boots can. But these Reebok All Terrain Work Shoes offer a blend of comfort and performance. They are more comfortable than work boots, but also more capable of handling outdoor terrain than other types of athletic-style work shoes.