Until recently, I had no idea that Nike even made field boots, especially ones that could be used on a construction site. The men's Special Field boot is designed by Nike for first responders, military, rescue, and law enforcement, but if you ask me, it would be perfect for the jobsite. Some of the key features of this boot are its lightweight design, flexibility, and breathable materials.
Weighing in at around 15.9 ounces (for a men's size 9), each boot weighs less than a pound, which, to me, is one of its most important qualities. We have enough to lug around without five pound weights strapped to our feet. For comparison's sake, the Danner Crafter Boots are about 57oz for the pair. This lightweight design helps with fatigue and also back pain.
Nike also claims that due to the boots synthetic overlays that make it tough yet flexible, there is no break in period, which plagues other construction boots. There is a sturdy outer shell which creates a snug fit that protects against scuffing, and helps keep water out, while the sockliner moves easily with the foot to add support and cushioning. The boot comes with a special lock-lace system that keeps the foot in place to maintain a comfortable fit during extended wear.
The Nike Special Field boot is also puncture resistant, but it does not come with a protective toe, so it's not going to replace your safety boots, if you need them. This boot is, however, made for hot weather. With breathable, quick drying fibers the boot keeps your foot comfortable in warm conditions, while also keeping your feet dry. There are multiple ventilation zones that allow the boot to breathe and drain quickly in the event of a failed puddle jump.
The $140 boot comes with great reviews, getting a 4.5 out of 5 stars on the Nike website. Also, if you are military you may qualify for a 10% discount, which makes these boots an even better buy!