It’s generally accepted that when the toe of a safety shoe has the leather worn off the toe, regardless whether the shoe is Steel Toe, Alloy Toe, or Composite Toe, the safety shoe should be replaced.  It’s kind of like a tires that are worn to the warning tread, or a rope or belt that is getting “frayed”, or safety glasses that has scratched lenses.  In fact, my rule is that if there is any “hole” or crack in exterior leather of the safety boot, then the boot should be replaced because the integrity of the safety boot has been compromised potentially exposing the foot to external environmental conditions and substances.

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