Lace up shoes refers to any styling of shoe which utilizes lacing in the ornamentation or construction. The lacing portion of lace up shoes may be functional - as the closure - or for decorative purposes only.
About Steel Toe:
A protective metal toecap most common in industrial-style footwear. A steel toe shoe is tested by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its ability to withstand multiple weight compressions.