It was important that I got some boots that would look good. But it was essential that I find a pair that had great grip that wouldn’t wear away after three winters in Vermont. Luckily, the good folks at RHEA Footwear understood my struggle. The boots at RHEA Footwear are made for hard-headed guys like me who make a habit of slipping on slick surfaces. In fact, they are designed to have one of the strongest grips on the market. Their patented GRIP-TECH outsole ensures that even the slipperiest of surfaces (oil, soap, ice) are trekkable by the clumsiest of people (like me). I felt the difference the day I got the Classic Boots in Metallic Blue.