It used to be that wearing safety trainers meant that you had to walk around in big, clunky, uncomfortable footwear all day. Luckily, this is no longer the case and you can find shoes that are safe to wear in dangerous environments that look just like your street shoes and maybe even better. Depending for which applications you need the trainers, there are various elements to investigate. The most common feature is a re-enforced toe. Composite toes are ideal for those who work in places where metal is not allowed. They are also less prone to temperature changes than steel toes. However, steel offers the most amount of protection.
Remember that safety trainers are also great for outdoor adventures and your friends would never know you had them on since there are so many style options. Just shop on eBay to see what is available. It is always best to be prepared.