Material: Micro/Nylon Canvas
An upgraded version of Vegetarian Shoes' popular Ice Patrol boot.
They've have taken the same high-leg, swat-team pattern and tweaked it to make an even higher performing boot.
It still has the trainer-like comfort and boot-like toughness, and speed-lacing fasteners of the old UK-made Patrol, but now has higher-spec nylon canvas for the tongue and leg panels and a whole new soling system.
The stitched-on rubber sole, made in Italy, has deep lugs for good all-terrain grip. For icy conditions there are special metal grippers that work like mini crampons, that can be folded out in only a few seconds, to enhance grip (you can use a regular door key to loosen the grippers and click them into place). (We can not guarantee grip in every situation.)
The boots have padded insoles, padded collars and padded tongues and are insulated through-out for winter snugness. Being made from breathable micro-fibre they are also good, year-round boots and the metal grippers can be removed completely for summer use.
Water resistance can be enhanced by using black polish (on the Micro-fibre parts), or by regular spray-on type proofers. (As usual, special attention needs to be paid to stitching when applying proofers).
Note. Remember to fold the metal studs back into the sole when going indoors!
These boots run large, allowing for thicker socks, even so, please order a size down.
Eg. If you usually order a size 42 then please order a size 41.
Also please remember that Vegetarian Shoes' insoles can greatly help with shoe fitting and comfort.
Made in Portugal.