The Xodus 5 features a sleekened upper with pliable hot melted overlays for reduced weight and more flexibility. Deeply siped, multi directional lugs provide syperior grip on a variety of off road surfaces, and the EBO rock plate in the forefoot provides extra protection against sharp surfaces. Vibram XS trek outsole compound resists abrasion and enhances traction. Pro lock lacing system added for a locked in midfoot fit. Gusseted internal bootie construction keeps out decbris. Lace pocket on tongue.Pro Lock-Support straps on either side of the midfoot that extend to one eyelet and encase the foot to lock it down onto the midsole.Gusset Tongue-For the ultimate in secure comfort.Gaiter Compatible-Comfortable with gaiters for lower leg protection against the elements.Powergrid-20% more responsive than EVA Progrid provides incredible cushioning in a lightweight package.SSL EVA-Saucony's superior EVA blend that maximizes rebound and durability while minimizing weight.Vibram Outsole-The ultimate in comfortable cushioning for an off road shoe, with durability in mind Saucony made this shoe one of thier best off roaders.Multi Directional Lugs-Lugs in every direction makes the sole even more robust with excellent traction, keep on track with one of the best stability soles available.