The Ahnu Men's Elkridge II Mid WP Hiking Boot utilizes an eVent membrane for superior waterproof protection that's also highly breathable to keep your foot prime on wet trails. Numentum hike technology encourages a natural stride over technical terrain in order to provide an efficient, stable, and balanced step. The leather upper has suede inserts for durable reinforcement while the mesh lining wicks moisture away from your skin for even more comfort. Ahnu also added a gusseted tongue that keeps debris out of the boot, a double density compression molded EVA insole for comfort, and a rubber toe protector for longevity. The TPU shank and arch support offers torsional rigidity and mid foot support, and the shock dispersal plate in the forefoot protects your foot from bruising.