Safety shoes with aluminum toecap

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Safety shoes with aluminum toecap

If you need  light occupational footwear which can protect you against possible shocks and falling objects, then I recommend a pair of safety shoes with aluminum toecap.Safety shoes with aluminum toecap

In this article I will answer the most frequently asked questions about safety footwear with aluminum toecap, to help you find the perfect product for you needs!

Aluminum is the material that allows for the thinnest toecaps, and among the lightest (the others are aluminum, composite materials, carbon fiber and glass fiber). Indeed, most safety footwear with a sporting-style are equipped with aluminum toecap.



ALUMINUM: aluminum toecaps were designed to reduce the weight of safety footwear without an excessive loss of sturdiness (they are 30/50% lighter than steel ones). Of course they are a compromise between resistance and lightness: if you need the best possible protection you should still choose steel toecaps, whereas if lightness is important for you can obtain good protection and a lower weight with aluminum ones. The difference between aluminum and composite toecaps is that both types are light, but aluminum ones are metallic, so they’re not suited for metal detectors, but they’re ideal for sport shoes. Composite toecaps are metal free, but they’re thicker than aluminum toecaps and hence less suited for sport and women’s shoes. The average weight of an aluminum toecap is 50/60 g.


Additional details:

  • They can withstand the pressure of a forklift weighing 4.5 tons (but not as well as steel toecaps)
  • They don’t offer good thermal insulation, as the toecap is made of metal


What models of safety shoes with aluminum toecap should you choose?

Last updated on 07/07/2020 8:14 AM


These tips should help you to find the perfect model of safety shoes for your needs.

As soon as you choose your perfect pair of safety shoes safety shoes with aluminum toecap, you will be better protected and you will live a better working experience.

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Robert Frog
I was born in London in 1975 and still live here. I could define myself, summing up in a few words my long working career, a great expert in the field of foot and foot problems. Immediately after graduating in Motor Science I started working in an orthopaedics in which orthotics were made to measure for people with foot problems. In 1999 I was hired as Key Account Manager in a well-known chain of safety footwear and other personal protective equipment. Among my clients I had several industries, which I visited regularly to understand the needs of workers, both in terms of protection and comfort. During these years I have consolidated my knowledge on foot problems. Furthermore, I studied carefully the products I proposed: attending courses, participating in trade fairs and, often, accepting the invitation of manufacturers to visit the factories. I was thus able to observe closely the techniques and materials used to produce the best safety shoes. Since 2015 I have been collaborating with the PPE Academy for the content of Safety Shoes Today.

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