The right footwear affects comfort and enjoyment when kids are hiking or backpacking. The Vasque Breeze combines the support and traction of a boot with the comfort, breathability, and light feel of an athletic shoe. Compression-molded EVA midsole for shock absorption and stability. TPU shank creates added support underneath the foot. Waterproof barrier keeps feet dry (appropriate leather/fabric treatment recommended). Vibram Contact outsole for flexible traction. Contoured EVA footbed with extra heel cushioning for comfort. Bellows tongue keeps moisture and debris out. Toe bumper for durability and protection. Suede leather and nylon mesh upper for durability and breathability.