A reinforcement lining the inside toe of the shoe. Maintains the shoe shape. Some use this term to describe the forefront of the shoe. A broad or high toe box will provide ample room for toe spread and therefore be more comfortable.
a stiff piece of material that is placed in the top of the boot toe between the outer vamp leather and the lining to reinforce the shape. All toe boxes used to be made of leather until the advent of super man-made materials (a.k.a. "celastic"). The choice of toe box material is a topic of fierce debate among many custom bootmakers.
The very front of the boot, where the toes reside.