The first-ever steel toe boot was made by Red Wing. This invention was considered revolutionary, but workers soon discovered its unintended consequences. Besides foot fatigue, the steel toe caps gave them blisters and calluses.
Thankfully, the shoe manufacturers of our generation are more attuned to their customer’s needs as they compete to create the best lightweight work boots.
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