This low-cut shoe is designed for the dynamic outdoor enthusiasts and built for mid-mountain activities and excursions. The LD HIKE UP has the best strength-to-comfort ratio and its female-specific er gonomics will support you mile after mile. The nubuck's velvety surface is resistant to wear and hydrophobic and treated and waterproofed for complete protection. To complete this protection against the elements, a rubber toe cap and heel guard protect from knocks and damage, then the Vibram outsole forms a sturdy barrier between feet and ground. Despite this robust build, the shoe is light and, above all, offers very good grip. The dual-density midsole (nylon/EVA foam) gives good support, stabilizing the heel. The soft shank assists agile progress between rocks, roots and uneven terrain. MILLET's ALPINE TREK FIT provides comfort while erasing pressure points on ankle, heel, instep and toes. The built-in A.F.C structure respects the natural flexion of the foot and heel, supporting the heel and snugly wrapping the instep. Comfortable yet rugged, this shoe is perfect for mid-mountain fast hiking and running, plus excursions.