Developed in part by a former German GSG9 and SWAT team officer, the SEK 9000 from Original S.W.A.T. is a lightweight leather tactical boot built for stealth maneuvers in a full range of environments and situations. Built on a VIBRAM outsole, the boot features a multi-terrain tread with a cushioning EVA midsole. The outsole has built-in arch reinforcements for rope rappelling and added foot protection. The midsole is topped by a lightweight, riveted steel shank sandwiched between two flexible lasting boards for lateral stability, torsional strength, and additional under-arch protection. For added comfort, removable molded orthotic footbeds are designed with gel inserts at the heel and forefoot.