The soles have a special pattern that channels out debris and increases traction. Constructed of a high-density, abrasion-resistant compound, the soles also feature lower toe spring to better distribute weight and reduce stress on your back. The cut-off band contours to the leg for comfort while a wide shaft accommodates your pants leg. Other features include snug ankle fit to reduce heel slippage, low-density heel material to absorb impact and reduce strain on heel bone, extended steel shank for heel and instep support, and built-in arch support. Made in USA.