The Helstons Lady boot in brown is made from calfskin leather and has a waterproof membrane, but the leather has also been waterproof treated. The boot is also totally calfskin lined. The boot is laced, but there is a zip up the inside of the boot to make it easier to get them on and off. There are ankle protectors on both sides, but the toe and heel areas are also reinforced. In the sole is a shank to add stiffness to the boot. Made in Portugal and are CE approved.