The Carolina CA1816 has a Brian Pitstop leather upper that is soft and supple, yet as durable as one can want. The ASTM rated composite toe is perfect for protection from crushing hazards at work. The waterproof SCUBALINER provides a great waterproof protection from the elements. The interior mesh lining is soft against the skin. A removable polyurethane insole provides that great cushion that you have come to expect from Carolina boots The leather welted dual density outsole is EH rated. Inside the cushioned slip resistant oustole is a non-metallic shank. This boot is made in the USA and will not be here for very long.