toe cap


Definition of toe cap

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

Examples of toe cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rubber toe cap and abrasion-resistant heel cup are effective at protecting areas that can typically scuff and wear, shortening the life of a work boot. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Best Work Boots for Any Type of Job," 19 Aug. 2020 Its Gore-Tex Surround waterproof lining kept us dry, the large rubber toe cap prevented stubbed digits, and grooves on the Vibram Nano sole improved traction. Popular Mechanics, "The Popular Mechanics 2020 Outdoor Awards," 30 June 2020 The protective rubber toe cap keeps your toes safe and extends the life of your shoe. Outdoor Life, "Four boots made to keep your feet dry," 13 May 2020 Underfoot, a cushioned footbed and EVA midsole propels you forward, and the TPU toe cap adds protection. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "Score a Great Deal on New Boots During the Zappos Winter Event," 5 Feb. 2020 Reinforced heel and toe caps keep the sock from wearing out in those most beat-upon areas, whereas mesh under the arch provides venting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "Plenty Comfortable and Good Looking to Boot, These are the Best Hiking Socks," 23 Sep. 2019 The updated model features a leather body with light gray suede toe caps placed atop a thick platform gum sole. Mark Elibert, Billboard, "Laced Up: Beyoncé's First Ivy Park x Adidas Collaboration Foreshadows Her Sneaker-Culture Dominance," 13 Jan. 2020 Upper The upper consists of ripstop mesh, laminated microfiber, and a TPU exoskeleton and toe cap. Andrew Skurka, Outside Online, "Long-Term Review: La Sportiva Bushido II," 2 Oct. 2019 The large toe cap and Gore-Tex Surround waterproof lining protect you from rugged and wet conditions. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Women's Hiking Boots for Any Outdoor Adventure," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of toe cap

1797, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toe cap was in 1797

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29 Aug 2020

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“Toe cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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