A top-of-the-line backpacking boot design to tackle tough terrain. Gray's Sporting Journal's 2016 Gray's Best winner. Durable nubuck leather upper. C4 tongue is contoured to cradle the foot. Tongue Stud and X-Lacing design allows for better pressure distribution. High wall rubber rand. Seamless GORE-TEX® lining ensures breathable, waterproof protection, while also reducing hot spots. Balance footbed transfers moisture away from the foot and reduced friction. PU midsole with SPS cushion helps control overpronation and reduce fatigue over long miles. Full-length, 5 mm nylon shank with a PU layer for reliable support. Vibram® Masai rubber outsole delivers rugged traction. Made in Germany.