There's nothing more annoying when you're hiking than getting rocks in your shoes, other than perhaps having a boot simply break down on you completely. Thankfully, neither of those will be the case when you sport the Ariat Men's Workhog Trek 8in H2O Hiking Boots. The 8in shaft height dramatically reduces the chances of any of those pesky pebbles making their way inside your boots, and the full grain leather uppers are built with durability and craftsmanship in mind. To make these into even more all weather warriors, Ariat added its Waterproof Pro membrane so you can keep out moisture, as well as rocks. Add to that the ATS midsole, which consists of a gel cushioned footbed and heel stabilizer, and you've got yourself a durable, comfortable boot that won't give up. Additionally, the ATS midsole is also moisture wicking, so even if you are wading through a swamp, it won't feel like it at the end of the day. In case you're carrying a heavy load, Ariat included an extra wide shank on top of the oil and slip resistant Duratread outsole.