These light weight Kermode 2 wading boots from Bare Fishing come in a felt or a rubber sole. The felt sole is a Hydrophobic felt sole that reduces water absorption keeping the boot lightweight when wet. Other features include felt sole edges buffed to create a "hard edgeA' preventing fraying, reinforced toe and heel caps to reduce wear and scuffing of boot upper, molded internal toe and heal provide additional lateral support, protection and keeps the foot centered. The rubber sole is a sticky rubber that provides traction over a wide range of trail conditions. The scored perimeter lugs, spherical center lugs, coupled with air bobs also provide great traction on wet surfaces.