Finding protection and stability for the feet is possible with the Rubber Knee. Rothco has a reputation for making affordable products, especially in the area of combat apparel. These boots have lining for protection and offer lower body coverage from the toe, up the ankle and to the shins right below the lower knee. Thanks to their rubber grip tread soles, they provide a grip when traversing terrain to prevent the user from falling down on wet, slippery or awkward surfaces. In addition, these boots come with a steel shank to improve stability; this is helpful when carrying a lot of weight or when trying to maintain balance. When purchasing the boot, it is best to start with a half or full size smaller than normal shoe size, as these boots tend to run large for most people's feet.