History Of Steel Toe Construction Boots

In the late 1930s, the German-based company Red-Wing Shoes produced and sold the first Steel Toe Boots. Workers in Europe have been using wooden shoes known as Sabots for centuries as an effective method of foot-safety. However, heightened production of military supply, food, and widespread commodities present in the twentieth century called for a more progressive method of worker safety. This simple invention would leave its mark in such a distinct manner that Steel Toe Boots are now synonymous with manual labor.