Which toe cap material is the best choice for you?

A protective toe cap made according to European or ASTM standards will protect your toes from almost every impact and compression injury, regardless of the material. But what exactly is the difference between the materials and what could be the best choice for you? We’ll explain four different toe cap materials in the video below: 

In summary:


Very strongConducts heat & cold
Thin & therefore more subtleHeaviest material
Budget friendlyNot metal free


30% lighter compared to steelThicker & bulkier
Metal free
Does not conduct heat & cold


30-50% lighter compared to steelConducts heat & cold
Anti-magneticNot metal free
Thicker & bulkier


Lightest material (50% lighter than steel)More expensive
Metal free
Does not conduct heat & cold

In short, you can find an overview of all toe caps here:

Not conducting heat/cold-+-+
Metal free-+-+

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