The steel toe on this boot provides great coverage past the toes towards the mid foot which is further than most steel toes go. These boots are great for working in wet and moderately muddy conditions around horses and other large farm animals because the safety toe provides great protection from accidental stepping on your feet by farm animals, especially when you might slip around them under muddy conditions. The boots are nice looking too. The only shortcoming is that the boots are not suited to deeper mud because they are only mid-calf length and this leaves the boots vulnerable to mud getting inside the boots when your pants are tucked in. It would be great if they made a taller style with the steel toe and that had the leather upper that was full length to the knee for better mud protection. But, for what they are, they are very nice.