Just like using an additional gaiter, but all built in. The full inner sock construction with extended ankle sleeve is constructed in a neoprene type material, perfect for colder, wetter weather underfoot, not waterproof, but does help keep your feet a little warmer, plus it helps keep the stones out.
The dual density midsole combined with a Torsion bar for midfoot stability allows for a cushioned dynamic stride without feeling unsupported. Supporting the heel and midfoot, but allowing your forefoot to move with the terrain angle. The midsole softer sections are closest to the ground on the forefoot to help spread the load of a sharp rock, and on the top of the heel section to improve cushion for heel striking.
6mm deep lugs with a wide spaced tread copes with most of the mud. Reversed pattern on the heel for braking. Our go anywhere tread pattern combined with top friction D+ Grip natural rubber blend to keep you from taking a slide.