FamousFootwear.com asked: Why did you choose this?
Ned asked: What is the sole of the shoe... is it rubber, leather.. and are the "traction" pads inserts?
- Tiffany (staff): "Ned - The sole of this shoe is not leather - it is man made. The traction pads are textured sections on the sole to help increase ground contact to avoid slipping. I hope this helps. Thank you, Famousfootwear.com"