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    Q. What's a toe cap or bumper (toe rand)?

    toe cap or bumper (toe rand)

    A. A toe cap or bumper, technically referred to as the toe rand, is a layer of material attached to the toe of a shoe or boot.

    Why is it important?
    Commonly found in hiking boots, a toe cap is often made of rubber or other highly abrasion-resistant materials and provides additional protection from scrapes and sharp hazards.

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