At the very heart of a good work boot is a good outsole and there has never been a Buckbootz style which hasn’t featured rubber outsoles. For us there is no compromising, we can’t see past rubber as the prime work boot sole material and we invest heavily in our own rubber outsole development programmes.

Rubber is tough, durable, stays flexible in a wide temperature range and is abrasion, slip, heat (300ºC for 60 secs ) and oil resistant. It also provides superior grip in nearly every conceivable working situation and is resistant to a number of chemicals.

All the rubber outsoles you can see here have been developed by us. If you think you’ve seen other soles which look a bit like them then it’s probably because some of our competitors have seen and liked them too.




K3 Sole

The renowned Buckbootz sole for Goodyear welted leather styles and BBZ6000, 5020 and 5666 neoprene/rubber footwear.

Features weight saving wave effect sipes and inherits K2’s rugged long life characteristics whilst also achieving SRC maximum anti-slip test certification. Looks good too.


Buckshot Sole

Buckshot 2 is featured on our injection moulded Buckshot 2 boot range. It has some of the best anti-abrasion test results achievable.

A great looking sole with wave effect sipes, deep cleats and all the outsole benefits which come with rubber plus SRC maximum anti-slip test certification.


Tradez Blitz

This great looking rubber outsole is a fitting companion for our great looking Tradez Blitz safety lace boot style. The contemporary chunky wedge cleat design is complemented by sports footwear thermo polyurethane arch and heel inserts.

Certified to SRC maximum anti-slip rating and non-marking.


Tradez LB - Baz / Kez / Eazy / Guyz / Liz

Even when it comes to bringing the street look to the workplace we insist on real rubber outsoles but - our sneaker soles are different. Mindful of the need for some outsole ‘dig’ in some working conditions, (even with sneaker style safety footwear) we have created a sneaker sole with pronounced cleats, wave effect sipes and a slightly raised heel area without sacrificing that great looking sneaker sole side profile. Comes with SRC maximum anti slip test certification too. Clever and good looking.


Nubuckz / Buckz Viz / Dealerz Sole

For our injection moulded Nubuckz, Buckz Viz and Dealerz styles we use a deep cleated rubber outsole specially designed to interact with the polyurethane top sole in which the ribbed anti scuff toe is an incorporated and defining feature. Heat resistant to 300ºC with maximum rating SRC anti slip certification. They're long lasting with rugged good looks.



BBZ8000 is a great all new product from the soles upwards so it is vital that the soles incorporate the very latest tread design techniques to maximise grip, extend life and reduce weight.

K12 does all of these plus it comes with SRC maximum anti-slip certification and is non-marking.



A brand new non-marking dual density sole complete with certified ladder grips and UKCA/CE anti-slip certification.

Amazing weight saving whilst retaining Buckbootz reputation for creating tough and durable rubber outsoles.

Extra rubber at heel/ground contact area.
Heat (300ºC) and Fuel Oil resistant.
Lock stitching at toe.