Lightweight and waterproof, the athletically inspired details and specific fit of the Salomon Ellipse GTX Hiking Shoes make it ideal for women who like to move quickly in the mountains. . Injected EVA midsole for shock absorbing cushioning and stability. Molded shank for underfoot support. Nonmarking Contagrip rubber outsole for optimal traction on varied surfaces. Gore Tex Extended Comfort waterproof, highly breathable membrane keeps water out and allows sweat to escape, keeping feet dry and comfortable. Water resistant textile and synthetic upper for breathability, support, and abrasion resistance. Abrasion resistant textile lining for breathability and quick drying. Tongue gusset to keep debris from entering the boot. Protective synthetic toe cap protective mud guard around base of shoe. Heel cap for rearfoot stability and protection. Asymmetrical Sensifit upper panels wrap the foot with a precise and secure fit. Asymmetrical Sensiflex panels at medial and lateral forefoot for optimal combination of freedom and foot hold. Heel foam for comfort. Die Cut OrthoLite foam footbed for added cushioning and breathability. Women specific last and design low cut profile for freedom of movment.