Triumph and Lulu toe plates are designed to prolong the life of leather-soled shoes. The protective plates prevent permanent damage from occurring when normal wear compromises the welt attaching the sole to the shoe. Triumph plates are available in heat-treated carbon steel, brass-plated and solid brass. Lulu plates are made of similar steel as well. Toe plates are easily affixed to all brands of leather soles and easily ground by cobblers and bespoke shoemakers. Toe plates are the ultimate sign of quality and craftsmanship in shoemaking.