An entry level boot doesn't mean compromise. Using our vast expertise on building high quality wading gear, we have developed the new Encounter boot to meet the needs of the novice angler. Welted construction forms a wide and and rigid base for stable and secure wading. D-ring eyelets allow the durable laces to tighten easily and evenly providing a finely-tuned fit. The scratch rubber toe cap protects the reinforced toe box from abrasion and impacts. The all synthetic upper will hold up to extended use and dry quickly, helping to minimize the spread of invasive species. Padded collar for ankle support. Screened drainage holes to allow wader to exit the boot but keep out debris. New dual durometer Vibram® rubber sole for maximum grip. Will accept Posi-Grip screw-in studs for added traction if needed. In tan/olive. Imported.