The Ely leather work boot is a direct-attach constructed boot which makes them more flexible, waterproof, and lightweight. The leather upper of the boot is fused to the sole of the boot without using any glue or stitching. And when you combine the UltraDry™ waterproof membrane with the direct-attach construction, you get superior waterproofing. The sole includes a comfortable shank which provides more stable footing and helps support your feet and calves. This is a 6-inch steel toe boot built with hiker boot inspiration. It's light, it's fast, and is built for people who are on their feet all day.