The Pro Rush is a mid-cut boot with a low profile, making it suitable for a wider range of activities. The lower ankle shape means that they offer less support, but on the plus side you will be able to wear them on a day-to-day basis. The external heel support provides better than anticipated support for a boot of this height. The upper remains fairly exposed to wet conditions, despite the rubber rand on the toe, although the test pair haven’t leaked yet, thanks in no small part to their Gore-Tex lining. They are quite high-volume boots, so it can be difficult to establish a tight fit in the front section, even with the locking lace loops (which are too far forward to effectively pull your heel into place).
Sizes: 6-11 (inc ½ sizes) 12, 13
Waterproof/ breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Women’s version: No
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