Just a quick follow-up on my previous post regarding Steel Toe Skechers.
First, I finally bought a pair, and they rock. Really comfortable once I added one of those memory foam Dr. Scholl’s insoles, and other than looking slightly bigger than a standard sneaker if you really take the time to look closely, they look like any other sneaker.
On another note, a comment was made about the safety of steel toes vs. composite toes, and mention was made of the Mythbusters episode testing the steel toes. Well, I finally saw the episode. End result was that not only were steel toes safer than regular shoes in any situation they could test, by a long shot, in the ONE situation in which the steel toe caused significant damage, it was actually only a contributing factor, not the direct cause of the loss of the toe, and (although they don’t explicitly mention this), a composite toe would cause the same exact damage for the same exact reason.
For those interested, the Discovery Channel is rerunning that particular episode this coming Wednesday at 8p eastern.