safety shoe


: a shoe with a reinforced toe cap to minimize foot injuries caused by dropped articles
: a shoe with a sole of material incapable of sparking for work near combustibles or explosives

Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of safety shoe was in 1974

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“Safety shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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