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What You Need To Know Before Purchasing Steel Toe Shoes?

If you’ve landed on this page, you are most likely Googled "steel toe shoes" and are looking for a quality boot that meets all workplace safety requirements. Mooselog.com has the answers to your most frequently asked steel toe shoes questions.

Steel Toe Shoes in Canada

Steel toe shoes and CSA approved boots Canada are similar in many ways; however, they have one significant difference. Steel toe shoes have feature a steel toe cap, which is a layer of metal between the foot and sole to protect from impact. The layer of metal, called a "toe cap," extends past the bottom of the shoe. 



8 Inch Safety Boots

Eight-inch safety boots are less flexible but provide workers with better support and protection for their feet. They are designed to offer extra safety against all types of hazards in the workplace. These boots are ideal for individuals working with heavy-duty equipment like heavy-duty machinery and outdoor activities.

Steel Toe Shoes FAQS

How much weight can steel toe shoes hold?

The CSA green triangle patch on Moose Log steel toe shoes indicates sole puncture protection with Grade 1 Protective toe to withstand impacts up to 125 joules. Our sole puncture protection can withstand a force of not less than 1200 Newtons (270 pounds). 

Are steel toe shoes good for your feet?

Moose Log steel toe shoes protect your feet from serious job injuries, and are essential to maintain workplace safety. They can be harmful for your feet if you choose the incorrect size and wear them for too long. 

Can you hike in steel-toe shoes?

It is not recommend to use Mooselog.com steel toe shoes for hiking. They feel heavier and are less comfortable for long treks. Rather than regular steel-toe shoes, you may want to consider Mooselog.com hiking boots or a steel toe hiking boot.

What are steel-toe shoes meant for?

Mooselog.com steel toe shoes protect your feet from serious workplace injuries and are essential for workplace safety. Our steel toe shoes come with a CSA green triangle and CSA white rectangle certification, indicating their Grade 1 sole puncture protection and resistance to electric shock. 

What's better steel or composite toe?

Steel toe shoes are more protective than composite toe boots as they can withstand higher impact. They are less expensive than composite toe shoes. However, steel toe shoes are typically heavier and do not breathe as well as composite toe shoes, making them less comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.

How to size steel-toe shoes?

Steel toe shoes should be fitted to about a half size larger than normal footwear. Since they contain a hard cap in the shoe, there is no stretch in the toe box area. Your toes should never touch the end of the steel toe shoes.

How can I tell if my boots are steel-toed?

Steel toe shoes rated for workplace safety have tags on the outside.

  • Green Triangle: Class 1 steel toe cap with puncture-resistant sole;
  • No Triangle: No toe cap;
  • White Square: Electrical protection
  • Yellow Square: Anti-Static protection
  • Red Square: Electrically conductive

Where to buy steel-toe boots?

Mooselog.com offers a wide selection of men's and women’s steel toe shoes. Click here to browse our wide selection of steel toe shoes & work shoes. With fast and free shipping on all steel toe shoes and a 30-day worry-free return, we are dedicated to ensuring you find your perfect pair.