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

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

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

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.