The Moab Mid GTX is a perfect choice when looking for supportive footwear without the weight and stiffness of a traditional boot. For hikes during the summer months, the Moab will give great protection around the ankle with enough stiffness in the sole for walking on a mix of terrain. The upper is a combination of Dura leather on the toe cap and heel counter for durability. The bellows tongue will keep annoying bits of debris out and the Goretex membrane will do the rest. There is also an air cushion in the sole and 5mm of lug depth on the Vibram sole to make sure these boots are a comfortable ride.