Iron Age Footwear Launches “Old School Tough” Line of Heavy-Duty Work Boots

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Warson Brands is proud to announce the arrival of three “Old School Tough” work boot series to its Iron Age Footwear line.

Warson Brands is proud to announce the arrival of three “Old School Tough” work boot series to its Iron Age Footwear line.

Iron Age Footwear, with its proud, long-standing history in the United States, is going back to its roots as an “Old School Tough” work boot for “Old School Tough” workers who perform dangerous, dirty, yet glorious work – all day and all night.

The Iron Age product development team has been getting its hands dirty by visiting and observing tough workers in tough work places all around the nation, seeking their guidance and advice to develop and test new footwear in the field with those who are actually performing the toughest work. The fruit of this work is the proud introduction of three new product series, hitting the shelves in January 2018: Galvanizer™, Troweler™ and Groundbreaker™.

The Galvanizer™ series energizes welders and fabricators over long days on concrete floors, providing ultimate top-of-the-foot comfort and protection with CushguardTM, an innovative internal metatarsal guard. St. Louis welders who wore the prototypes for over a month in real fabrication shops noted that the slip-on and lace-up models were “super comfortable” with “lots of cushion and snugness around the foot.” Both feature Scuff Tough abrasion-resistant toe and heel guards to prolong the life of the boots, while the lace-up versions come with Spark Arrestor™ fire-retardant laces.

Concrete, construction and utility workers as well as plumbers will approve the toughness of the hardcore Troweler 6” work boot. These composite-toe waterproof boots can handle all of the mortar and mud that can be thrown at them. Concrete workers in Tennessee and Illinois have been testing the boots over the past six months, just to make sure they were perfect for the toughest use. The outsoles feature slip-resistant tread on traditional lugs with extra stabilization features for climbing and balancing on grating. With features such as the Shift Kicker™ abrasion-resistant toe guard, and Iron Age’s new super comfortable BootBed™ footbed, Iron Age is backing the Troweler with a 60-day Tough Guarantee.

The Groundbreaker™ series is being extended with two high-heat outsole metatarsal guards for the toughest metal and smelter environments. The 6” work boot version features a traditional external metatarsal guard while the slip-on version features the new Cushguard™ internal metatarsal guard. Both models feature the Vibram® TC4 Alpha high heat rubber outsole, Kevlar® stitching, and the new Bootbed™ footbed by Iron Age.

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Warson Brands, also known as Warson Group, Inc., is headquartered in St. Louis, MO. Warson Brands is a global manufacturer and marketer of military, tactical, and industrial safety footwear since 1989, and provides a variety of work and duty footwear under the world’s finest brand names, Reebok, Rockport Works, Florsheim, Iron Age, Grabbers, and Knapp.

Warson Brands is best known for innovation in the areas of foot protection and comfort. Its innovative comfort technology provides superior cushioning and impact protection in long wearing protective footwear that is both light weight and flexible. Warson Brands innovations in the area of foot protection include developing 100% non-metallic protective toe caps made from composite material that is stronger and lighter than steel, and also will not conduct heat, cold, or electricity. Innovations also include protective arch, heel, and metatarsal guards; outsoles that resist chemicals, abrasion, slick surfaces, and extreme heat; and patented devices to protect workers and equipment from static discharge. For more information, visit

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