The Vasque Women's Eriksson Backpacking Boot thrives on rough trails in wet weather, especially when you have a heavy backpack on. If wetness somehow gets through the waterproof full grain upper, then Gore Tex's Performance Comfort lining will stop it before it reaches your sock. Vasque's exclusive Vibram Summit sole utilizes an XSTrek rubber compound for enhanced grip on smooth and slippery surfaces. Vasque equipped the Eriksson with a highly technical midsole to meet the demands that hardcore backpackers need for their terrain. Its TPU chassis gives you excellent control on rough sections, and EVA absorbs shock while the polyurethane heel cup ensures stability. Vasque also added a dual density EVA footbed, because backpackers can never get enough cush once they hit the tenth mile.