Work boots with multi-purpose usability. They look good, stylish, tread traction is excellent, and Corax are not for inside use; not for tiles or smooth surfaces. They might make some noise while you are walking. Otherwise, a wise buy… if they are available.
Table Of Contents
- In-depth Review and Analysis of Caterpillar Corax Boots
- Remarks & Suggestions
- Better for:
- User, Expert & Trade Recognition
- Price vs. Durability
- Water, Chemical & Spill Proof
- Slip Resistance
- Toe Box & Safety
- Break-in Time & Fitting
- Electrical Hazard
- Stylish & Presentable
- Breathable & Insulation
- Leather, Upper, Lace & Heel
- Tongue, Collar & Weight
- Insole, Midsole, Shank & Arch Support
- Outsole, Construction & Sewing
- Anti-odor & Cleanable
- Warranty, Return & Post Purchase Service Policy
- Brand Faith
- Special & Uncommon Features
- Editor’s Boost
- Close Alternatives
- Posts of the same feather...
A Big Disappointment and Available Options
CAT did not continue Corax (as of now).
Better go for a list of available best and most comfortable boots. Or you can read our review of Caterpillar Diagnostic and Second Shift boots.
You can also do some digging for the best brands and series.
Anyways, welcome to the detailed review of CAT’s unconventional ‘work’ boot:
In-depth Review and Analysis of Caterpillar Corax Boots
ShoeAsk points:75 out of 100
Editorial Recommendation: High
Remarks & Suggestions
Do not use them in super plain surfaces like tiles. These are comfortable and different boots. Recommended for a change of taste.
Ideal for: Light work. Not for high-risk jobs.
Better for: Hiking, long hours on feet, casual wear, manufacturers, suppliers, electricians, yard, garden work, barn work, and different taste.
The plus point is, you can use them for work, casual wear and then daily cardio walking.
User, Expert & Trade Recognition
Corax boots are not meant for any particular trade. But most of the users do love them:
“I’m using them almost all the days to walk to work and back, and I must admit that they saved my feet with all the snow that we are having now in the northeast.”
People loved them, but for some reasons, they are not available now:
“My job requires me to go up and down ladders and stairs and constantly using foot pressure to bend conduit. I haven’t noticed any discomfort yet after a month. The shoes are light and very grippy. I am very impressed with caterpillars craftsmanship of these shoes.”
Price vs. Durability
Comfortable and durable. You can expect them to last for 7 to 20 months.
Almost every user is saying that these are comfortable enough.
An unusual review attracts us:
“very comfortable because I use them to walk over 4 miles each day, they kept always moist out and my feet warm, also while shoveling the snow.”
Great for shock absorption, good under heel.
“with extra cushioning, superior shock absorption and maximum comfort. Perfect for your off the clock look.”
Water, Chemical & Spill Proof
Water resistant and keeps your feet warm as well. Not WP.
Great traction without a doubt. One thing though may skid while walking on the wet plain surface.
Toe Box & Safety
The toe box is comfy and abrasion resistant, no safety toe.
“The sides of the boot pretty much overlap the toe of the boot after securely tied and adds front arch firmness.”
Break-in Time & Fitting
Minimum break-in time. Good fitting.
“The first day you get them it may take a couple hours to get used to because it feels like your walking on stilts, but once I wore them down, I can’t believe how good the traction is.”
There are some issues with fitting as these are quite unconventional
No electrical hazard.
Stylish & Presentable
Fantastic stylish look; Corax work boot is built to look and feel like an athletic shoe. They are simply eye catchers.
Breathable & Insulation
Breathable sock liner absorbs moisture. Medium insulation but good for snow too!
Leather, Upper, Lace & Heel
Hand stained oiled, tumbled, pull-up full grain leather.
The heel is very comfortable. Premium lacing, good eyelets.
Tongue, Collar & Weight
Ample padding in collar and tongue. Super lightweight.
Insole, Midsole, Shank & Arch Support
Molded EVA midsole, shock-absorbing comfort. Has room for arch support inserts.
Outsole, Construction & Sewing
Exceptional rubber sole with knobbing. Treads may wear out quickly on concrete, but these are great for hiking. Glued construction. Uppers are sewn well.
Anti-odor & Cleanable
Gets dirty pretty quick compared to other boots. No odor treatment. Breathability helps keep the stink away.
Warranty, Return & Post Purchase Service Policy
You can return them on Amazon. Perhaps they are going to be discontinued.
CAT had a legacy. They did not hold tight to their brand name for some time. Just made cheap quality affordable boots for a while. Now Caterpillar is coming back with some perfect new boots.
Special & Uncommon Features
Best stylish look,
Corax boots squeak on plain surfaces.
Like some running shoes, may seem wide until you lace them up.
Not for high-risk heavy jobs.
No safety toe.
Exceptional all-purpose boots with some flaws. We like the style.
“I will keep buying these until they stop making them.”
Did CAT stop making Corax? If so, we just missed an original yet good pair of boots. Rated only 2, as they are no more around.