toe cap

noun

: a piece of material (such as leather) covering the toe of a shoe and reinforcing or decorating it

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web However, the Atlas Pro is 15 grams lighter per binding and more responsive thanks to an ultra-reactive carbon footbed, streamlined toe cap, and more rigid, hypersensitive ankle straps. Drew Zieff, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 The upper, with a rubberized toe cap, has little ridges that are reminiscent of the texture on a Louis Vuitton Epi bag. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 3 Oct. 2022 Hiking shoes typically have rubber soles, but not all styles will have a toe cap. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 15 July 2022 This pair features a waterproof yet breathable upper with a rubber sole and toe cap, designed for traction and protection. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 6 July 2022 And Keen's trademark toe cap will protect your feet from any unplanned bumps in the road or trail. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 Last summer, the brand's footwear had a similar flourish, featuring a round toe cap displaying five sculptural-looking extremities dipped in gold lacquer -- most recently worn by Doja Cat at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday. Leah Dolan, CNN, 17 May 2022 Combine that with an outer made of mostly ripstop nylon (which cuts weight), and a rugged rubber toe cap, and the Comfort High ($199) moves fast in mucky conditions. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 14 May 2015 How cool are these buttery soft leather toe cap sneakers? Lois Alter Mark, Forbes, 6 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toe cap was in 1797

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“Toe cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toe%20cap. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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