The Lowa Recce military & Police boots are waterproof & very lightweight. This is great lightweight alternative to the other boots in the range.It still has all the Lowa qualities. The Recce boot is super for lighter duties such as walking the beat,driving and for some running. It is a nice looking boot but tough and it is easy to clean.It has the great qualities of boot design found in other Lowa footwear.This is a tremendous boot for uniform and cival duties. Special features include - water resistant leather, cordura inserts, oil and chemical resistant sole, vibram sole unit, special heel area for support, Infra red friendly,modern fabrics for climate control, comes with Gore-tex for waterproofing, open hooks for quick entry/exit, rigidity for support, shock absorption to make this a excellent boot.