Though mine is in good condition and gives pretty good grip when stomped on I would like to see it made from metal. The next best thing would be to make an aluminium peddle cover for it.
This should give it some more protection, better grip when leaned on and make it look Niiiiice.
Because this is a complete custom job remember that old saying
"Measure twice and cut once"
The sides of mine are tapered so I will have to make mine a small amount oversize.