This waterproof Taclite 8″ boot use the traditional lace to toe construction, but have strategically placed multiple panels of leather, ripstop and nylon to speed up the appearance and increase the functionality. The profile of the boots are rugged, fast and supportive while the toe down looks traditional and no nonsense. The new comfort platform of the Taclite boot uses an OrthoLite sockliner, composite shank and CMEVA midsole that work together to provide maximum cushioning, comfort and support for any possible situation. This cushioning system sits on top of our newly developed outsole. The outsole of the Taclite has deep flex grooves for great flexibility while the multi directional lugs provide a solid base and traction in all terrains. The fast rope control tread and defined heel brake help control your movements when you need it most. All of these features on the outsole are enhanced by our new cold weather specific rubber compound that stays softer and more flexible during those cold weather months.