While there are many different work boot types, there are also a variety of different safety toes in those boots. Beyond the traditional steel toe, there are plastic composite toes as well as aluminum and titanium alloys. So what is the difference between all of these different options and which one is best for you? Lets take a look at each one:
The aluminum toe is a type of work boot safety toe and meets and/or exceeds the ASTM standards for compression and impact testing of I-75/C-75. The aluminum toe is important in the workplace because it protects the foot from sharp or heavy objects that might fall onto the foot while at work. While many safety toe shoes are traditionally made with a steel toe, it is beneficial to use aluminum instead of steel because aluminum is lighter. Aluminum also makes it more comfortable to move around in the boot while maintaining necessary safety standards.
Rogan's Shoes models that carry the aluminum toe include:
Men's: Carolina 9508 and 9559, Red Wing 6707
Women's: Skechers 76348
Just like the aluminum toe, the titanium is known for providing ASTM rated safety toes, but with a much lighter weight. Timberland has profected the titanium alloy by implementing it into its Titan models (hence the name).
Rogan's Shoes models that carry the titanium toe include:
26063, 40044, 22082, 26078, 50506, 47019
Women's: Timberland 26388
Boots featuring a composite toe have an insert that can be comprised of kevlar, carbon fiber, and plastic, making the boot lighter than a typical steel toe. Even though the toe is made with all of these different materials, composite toe styles still do comply with ANSI/ASTM safety requirements. Materials in a composite boot are also non-metallic and non-magnetic. Because of this, workers who frequently pass through metal detectors will do better with a composite toe. Finally, anyone working outdoors during winter may want to consider a composite toe because the plastic material does not retain the cold like a metal steel toe will.
Rogan's Shoes models that carry the composite toe include:
5520, Wolverine 2372 and 3805 (insulated), Timberland 53534, Converse 4777
Women's: Converse C446, Nautilus 1361 and 210
*All of these are available at Rogan's Shoes along with many many more styles!!!
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