Lightness or robustness? Aluminum or steel? Comparing the shoe tips materials.
Comparison between steel and aluminum toe caps, who is the best?
Every safety shoe has to respond to specific features, it must be comfortable and robust at the same time: Comparing the safety toe caps is one of the steps leading to the perfect choice. Our safety toecap are made with different materials, including steel and aluminum. For the toe caps produced with these materials, durability and robustness combine perfectly with lightness, comfort and quality, thus guaranteeing the highest performance. Our team of experts will be able to advise you on the most suitable material to choose for any type of safety footwear. Steel or aluminum, safety and comfort in the Safit toe are assured.
Steel toe caps
Safit safety toe caps made in hardened steel are ideal for those who, in an anti-accident shoe, want the maximum of robustness. Transverse fibers allow greater impact resistance, impact and crushing; While the lower edges of the toe have been rounded to prevent damage to the soles and to provide greater comfort to the shoe.
The thickness of the safety toe can be 1.5 - 1.6 and 1.8 mm. The dimensions are extremely precise: the tolerance is 0, 4 mm instead of the 0.7 mm allowed by the standards.
You can also add a PVC joint to the steel safety toe to ensure greater safety and comfort.
Aluminum toe caps
Safit safety toe cap in forged aluminum and aerospace alloy, on the other hand, are distinguished by its lightness and flexibility, as well as high impact resistance. They are ideal for those who, in a work shoe, look for lightness, comfort and safety at the same time. The light alloy with which they are produced is also used in aerospace applications, providing lightweight weights. Transverse fibers allow greater impact resistance, impact and crushing; While the lower edge of the toe have been rounded to prevent damage to the soles and to provide greater comfort to the shoe.
The toe cap thickness of forged aluminum is variable, instead that of the aerospace alloy tip is 2.5 mm.
Aluminum safety toe can be added to the PVC joint, to provide greater safety and comfort to the shoe.