The Gel-Venture 9 Waterproof shoe is designed for wet weather excursions. Its waterproof upper helps block out water. The midsole has been modified with AMPLIFOAM cushioning and a higher stack height. When combined with the rearfoot GEL technology, these features help create a softer and more comfortable feel underfoot. Meanwhile, the outsole features an advanced traction pattern thats functional for road and trail surfaces.