Today, in most leading countries in the production of safety footwear, composite toecaps are used as a replacement for steel toecaps. The composite toecaps are 60% lighter than steel ones and enjoy electric and thermal insulation. And thus, unlike the steel toecaps, they need not be removed for the safety shoes insulation.
With regard to the composite toecaps, it should be noted that when buying safety shoes, male sure that its toecap should resist a 200-jule pressure. A 100-jule resistant toecap can be called a protective rather than safety one.