Formerly known as OTB, New Balance Tactical created a footwear option that provides lightweight durability. Whatever elements might lay ahead, the breathable, supportive Rappel helps wearers conquer them. Available in mid-cut and low-cut variations, the hiker has a medial micro-injected panel withstands the wear caused by rappelling. Laces will stay tied thanks to the variable sausage lace construction. Simultaneously providing shock absorption and comfort, its C-Cap molded EVA midsole pulls double duty. The textured lugs and slip-resistant compound protect feet by minimizing pressure and dispersing shock energy. Whether that mission is up a mountainside or down a rope ladder, the Rappel can take operators and servicemen anywhere.