Description Merrell Icepack Guide Mid Lace PLR Waterproof Women's Walking BootsWarm and comfort matched with supreme control and traction will ensure that the Merrell Icepack Guide Mid Lace PLR Waterproof Women's Walking Boots are the perfect winter companion in the most testing of conditions.Waterproof Leather UpperKeeping you dry and comfortable in any conditions, the upper of the Icepeak Guide is made from waterproof suede and leather. This will mean that as soon as you are exposed to any moisture, the surface of the material will block it from penetrating through. It will also wick any surface moisture away extremely efficiently and effectively, keeping the boots lightweight. As well as this, the boot has M-Select DRY, a waterproof membrane developed by Merrell to keep your feet dry and ventilated. The whole of the upper is surrounded by an impermeable membrane which seals out moisture, stopping any of it from entering and coming into contact with your feet. From the inside, the membrane will still allow moisture to exit, which will mean that as you become more active and begin to sweat, the membrane will allow moisture to exit to keep you feeling ventilated and fresh. For increased warmth when the temperatures start to plummet, the boots have a 200-gram M-Select Warm insulating layer. This will keep your feet warm in freezing temperatures whilst it also will not have a lot of bulk, keeping it comfortable and light. Finishing off the insulation, the boots have a Conductor fleece lining which again increases warmth. Thick and sturdy material surrounds the toes and heel, which will provide you with protection from any knocks and stability to keep you in a firm and upright position. A traditional hook and loop lacing system will make it easy to find a secure and comfortable fit for lasting comfort on the trails. A soft padded and bellows tongue will sit gently on the ankle, whilst it will also have the benefit of blocking out all dirt and debris. A soft and padded ankle collar will ensure that you will have a comfortable fit that won't cause any irritation by rubbing and chafing. A removable Kinetic Fit insole will provide you with a contoured soft and comfortable feel directly underfoot, which will also give flexible support, as well as helping to retain heat as it is fleece lined.Compression Moulded EVA MidsoleThe compression moulded platform in the midsole features anatomically-inspired dual-directional flex grooves that support the natural motion of the foot. This technology promotes upward and downward flexibility for agility and stability on uneven terrain. Underneath the heel, there is a Merrell Air Cushion, which will absorb all shocks and improve stability for protection. The EVA unit works endlessly to reduce and disperse impact forces away from the foot providing a plush and comfortable feeling with every step. Giving you an added spring in your step, the midsole will offer you rebound on every step, and this responsiveness will help push you along, making sure your stamina will last a little longer. M Select Ice OutsoleDeveloped to keep you in firm control in volatile conditions, the M Select Ice outsole has rubber which will provide exceptional grip and traction. Forming a solid grip with a wide range of different surfaces, this will keep you stable and secure in a firm and upright position. Specially designed for wintry conditions, the outsole will keep you in control over mud, snow and ice, giving you the confidence to The deep multi-directional lugs will also anchor you in place, assisting with takeoffs, landings and changes of directions to give you an extremely efficient gait. The rubber is abrasion resistant, which will protect itself against any abuse from below, guaranteeing long-term functionality.