Metatarsal Work Boots, also known as Met Guard Boots, have a protective shield that covers the tops of the feet. These guards lay over the delicate metatarsal bones that need extra protection on the job. The metatarsal bones are vulnerable, because they do not have any natural protective layers of fat or muscle above them, so they typically need additional protection from outside forces.
Whether you choose from a hidden Internal Met Guard, or an External Met Guard, your feet will have solid protection from any heavy objects that might drop down onto your feet. Metatarsal footwear is commonly recommended for construction work and factory, or manufacturing jobs, to protect against work place hazards.