Metatarsal ( MET)
Metatarsal Boots provide metatarsal foot protection is designed to prevent or reduce injuries when the toe and metatarsal areas of the foot are exposed to drop hazards. Footwear offering metatarsal protection must be designed and constructed with integral metatarsal guards. The standard does not cover the use of aftermarket add-on guards.
The metatarsal protector must cover the complete dorsum of the foot and it should be an integral part of the footwear. The metatarsal protector must overlap the edge of the protective toe cap.
The impact energy is the same as for toe impact The test clearances after the metatarsal impact tests are:
- Men 1 inch (25.4mm)
- Women 0.937 inch (24mm)
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