The 5mm Surf Boot Hi is constructed of a liquid-rubber-dipped upper and 5mm neoprene for crucial warmth in cold water without any performance loss. The boots' gum-rubber outsole with waffle sipe — a pattern etched into ultra-thin rubber - gives an extra-sticky grip in key traction areas and allows for better board-feel.
Thin, textured rubber along the lateral and medial sides of the boot wrap up from the sole, increasing traction and control, as well as durability in high-abrasion areas. The Surf Boot Hi is also engineered with a heel pull, and a subtle neoprene checkerboard-print high ankle to keep water out. The boot is punctuated with Vans' signature Sidestripe and heel scab.