While transforming yourself into a mechanical, anthropomorphic snowcat probably won't happen in your lifetime, one thing is for sure sludgy mud and slick snowbanks don't stand a chance with the Merrell Men's Fraxion Shell 6 Boot. Combining Merrell's unique fashion with tried and true traction, the Fraxion Shell 6 is an intimidating adversary against wayward weather without looking like a frumpy, overtly technical boot. Crafted with a traditional lace closure and fully taped seams, the hybrid fabric and waterproof, PU coated leather upper ensures ample protection and glove like support while the mixed composite construction prevents the notorious stretching out that leather is infamous for. The bellow tongue keeps debris, sly snow, and precipitation out and the lightweight, M Select Warm synthetic insulation keeps you toasty in colder conditions. Additionally, molded nylon arch shank, EVA removable footbed, and Merrell's Air Cushion system encourages ample comfort throughout your adventures while simultaneously absorbing shock and boosting stability so you can carry on with shoveling the driveway to your hearts content or rallying through lofty snowbanks with the kids without taking a digger every 15 seconds.