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 toe even comes with a synthetic toe cap that offers a level of collision protection. Outdoor Life, 22 Feb. 2021 Its outsole provides traction and durability, while metal lacing hardware and a rubber toe cap protects the shoe from particularly rough terrain. Zoe Malin, NBC News, 9 Nov. 2020 Toe cap: Hiking boots should have a rubber sole, but not all styles will have a toe cap. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 7 Oct. 2020 The sole is designed for traction on streets or groomed trails, but does not have a toe cap for steeper hikes. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 7 Oct. 2020 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, 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, 30 June 2020 The protective rubber toe cap keeps your toes safe and extends the life of your shoe. Outdoor Life, 13 May 2020 Underfoot, a cushioned footbed and EVA midsole propels you forward, and the TPU toe cap adds protection. Adrienne Donica, Popular Mechanics, 5 Feb. 2020

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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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“Toe cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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