Open toe shoes with a toe guard are a type of footwear that has an open design, allowing the toes to be exposed, but also has a protective guard or cover over the front of the toes. This design can provide protection for the toes while still allowing them to be free and unencumbered. The toe guard can be made of a variety of materials, including rubber, leather, or plastic, and may be attached to the shoe with stitching, adhesive, or other methods. These shoes are often worn for activities that involve the risk of toe injuries, such as hiking, rock climbing, or mountain biking, but can also be worn for more casual occasions.