Lightweight safety shoes are now available in a wide range and from many brand manufacturers. These lightweights can make a hard day's work much easier. So it is not only about pure weight savings, but also about the increase in wearing comfort. In the past, robust, thick full-grain leather was used to make the safety shoe resistant, but nowadays CORDURA®, a mega-stable polyester fabric, can be used. Good weight reductions can be achieved here alone, but that's not all. Most of the weight is generated in the outsole. For example, the soles of lightweight safety shoes are usually injected in a complicated process and not glued on in several layers according to the old cobbler tradition. The difference in weight of the toe caps is minimal and is in the gram range. The steel toe cap can be built thinner than plastic or aluminum, so the advantage of the supposedly lighter materials dissolves into thin air. The difference between a textile penetration protection and a steel midsole is also marginal.