Of steel toed work boots.
I've always worn sneakers or regular work boots in my shop. Dropped a few things on my foot from time to time but no big deal.
Until yesterday........I brought a beautiful piece of 5/4 13" wide X 10 foot long curly maple (wood gloat coming in another thread) from my garage to my basement shop. Making a long story short, one end caught on the step of my ladder and when it slipped off the other end fell out of my hands and landed across my toes. Xray showed I fractured both bones in the big toe. My right foot looks like its been painted black from the bruising. Man, it's painful.
So, I no longer think that guys who wear steel toed boots in the shop are a bunch of sissies. In fact, I'm almost thinking about trying to remember where I put the blade guard for my table saw.......