Alloy toe work shoes have been gaining in popularity over the past few decades. Workers are finding that they offer a comparable level of protection to heavier steel toe boots with less weight and bulk. One of the most popular alloys used in the toe boxes is aluminum. A durable metal that stands up to striking blows and compression, aluminum protects like steel and takes up much less room in the toe box, offering more comfort for your feet. Sturdier than composite toes, aluminum won’t crack or shatter on impact. These shoes were designed with workers in mind, and the result is a light yet protective shoe that holds up day after day.