You want a boot that can handle seasons of full day hikes and weekend backpacking trips. The Zamberlan Men's Gear GTX Hiking Boot happily handles rough trails and your fairly light backpack loads. Its Gore Tex Performance Comfort membrane gives this boot guaranteed waterproof protection that remains highly breathable so your foot stays dry and comfortable whether the day is rainy and cold or sunny and hot. While the upper's Hydrobloc Perwanger waxed suede adds weather resistance and durability to this boot, the Cordura panels enhance this boot's ventilation so your foot isn't a sweaty, stinky mess after the hike. Despite its rugged construction, this boot's last has a surprising amount of flexibility to keep you on your feet for miles. At the bottom of the boot, there's a dual density PU wedge that reduces impact while the special grooves allow for a natural stride. The TPU plate balances torsional rigidity with soft support in order to help you walk naturally over uneven terrain. Zamberlan added a rubber toe bumper in the front for extra long lasting protection. The Zamberlan Vibram L. H. 0. 7 sole consists of a big contact area at the toe for a better grip on slippery surfaces, flexion lines across the bottom for improved rolling, and carefully positioned multidirectional lugs that ensure a maximum amount of traction and braking power.