Built for the long haul, the Tactical Athletic combines elements necessary for durability and long-lasting comfort. Composed of abrasion resistant mesh, the upper can withstand the onslaught of nature or challenges of manmade obstacles. The mesh panels also allow for breathability. In addition, its slip resistant outsole is tricked out with siped lugs that provide advanced traction. Its padded top collar provides support, while the C-Cap molded EVA midsole offers lightweight comfort and shock absorption. Reinforced to the upper, the outsole is sure to outlast the most rugged of terrain. Previously known as OTB, New Balance Tactical has fused military durability and uniform functionality to create the Tactical Athletic.