The Dartwood Gore-Tex® motorcycle shoes combine maximum riding and walking comfort with high levels of certified protection. The Dartwood Gore-Tex® shoes are both waterproof and breathable, owing to the Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort membrane. The upper is made of full-grain leather, and safety is guaranteed by reinforcements on the toe and heel and by ankle protection inserts in D3O®, a material that has the ability to become rigid in the event of a collision, thus protecting the foot only when necessary. The Groundtrax® sole, made of wear-resistant rubber, also ensures safety, as well as stability even on slippery ground, as its particular construction with hexagonal tread allows for better traction. Maximum protection is guaranteed by the special Zplate® insert in molded polymer, which combines transverse rigidity for maximum safety and longitudinal flexibility owing to its Z-shape. Zplate® allows the shoes to follow all the natural movements of the foot, both when riding and when walking, while simultaneously protecting it by ensuring the shoes are not crushed in case of impact. OrthoLite® insoles offer long-lasting comfort, due to both their level of cushioning and breathability. Fastening is easy, owing to the side zipper system and the laces, which can be easily tidied away below the elasticated band on the tongue.