If your job requires to walk and move around a lot in a tough demanding work environment, a safety-toe boot is the best choice for you. In many situations, OSHA requires that workers wear steel-toed boots, which can offer full protection to your feet, especially from compression and falling objects. Most such boots also have a midsole plate, which is helpful for protecting your foot from puncture. Composite-toed shoes are another option for those working in dangerous areas. In those boots, the Kevlar, fiberglass or other hard polymer or plastic has most of the strength of steel but doesn’t conduct heat as well as steel and makes it easier to pass through metal detectors if that’s part of your daily routine. Work boots without steel toes are more suited to those who have little danger of compression or falling object injuries. Of course, there are lots of jobs like that, and the additional comfort of work boots without steel toes makes them a good choice in those situations.