If you're going to hike in wet environments, you're going to appreciate the performance and protection of the Ariat Men's Workhog Trek 6in H2O Hiking Boots. These boots are built with the same durability as all of Ariat's top of the line footwear, and it includes many of the same features within its hiking specific design. Full grain leather up top is combined with Ariat's Waterproof Pro membrane for waterproof protection year after year. A mesh lining inside keeps your feet comfortable on long hikes. Additionally, Ariat's ATS midsole helps to maintain comfort on long hikes with a gel cushioned footbed and heel stabilizer. To help facilitate hauling heavy loads, Ariat added an extra wide shank throughout the footbed for stability and reduced foot fatigue. The six inch tall shaft adds ankle stability without getting too high up your leg. Because the last thing you want to do when you're carrying a pack is to start slipping around, Ariat used its Duratread oil and slip resistant outsole to give you the best traction possible. A Tec Tuff heel gives even more stability as well as added protection from rocks and abrasion.