Composite toe shoes are similar to steel toe boots, but they are different. They are designed to protect your toes and meet the same ANSI standards. As the name suggests, composite toe shoes have a composite material, not steel. These composite materials are typically a combination of plastic, aramid fiber and carbon fiber.
People working in construction or electricity often require employers to wear steel toe boots or shoes, but they may wear them and have problems. For example, if your employer also requires you to enter your workplace through a metal detector, but you are wearing steel toe boots, then this is not possible. If you are allowed to wear a composite toe cap, this will be a simple solution for passing through metal detectors. Examples of work that requires the use of metal detectors and composite toe caps or steel toe boots may include airport security and laboratory personnel.