When you're looking for a mid-height boot that provides your ankles with a little extra support and protection, Thorogood 8-inch work boots are the perfect choice. This height boot is required for certain jobs, including some first responders and security positions. Many wearers find that 8-inch boots provide better protection when you're working in muddy or wet conditions. Curious about the differences between 6-inch and 8-inch work boots? Check out our article on How to Measure a Boot Shaft.