This boot is extremely versatile in the sense that it can be dressed up or dressed down to meet your specific footwear needs. These unique Rocky IronClad work boots feature a kiltie which is a piece of fringed leather placed down by the bottom eyelets. These kilties add flair and visual appeal to the boot. Nonetheless, if this is not your style or you would like the boots to look a little more casual, these kilties are completely optional and can be removed if so desired.These work boots not only look great but also provide excellent protection while you are on or off the job. They have a steel toe construction that meets ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Protective Toe standards. Those fancy words mean that your feet are protected from dropped or falling objects up to 75lbs. in weight! These protective toe work boots also offer electrical hazard protection which insulates the outsoles from the ground. This will assist in hindering the conduction of electricity.To help keep your feet comfortable these boots feature a guaranteed Rocky waterproof construction which will help protect you from wet weather environments. The Rocky IronClad 6698 has an extra durable ribbed tempered steel shank that helps to support your foot's arch and will reduce the chances of foot fatigue that stems from continuous walking and standing all day. These boots also have an Air-Port footbed that is unique in the sense that it circulates air with every step. This feature is beneficial because it: Helps keep your feet cool Minimizes the moisture produced by your feet Creates comfortable cushioningThese boots are made ultra durable through its 7 layer slip and oil resistant IronClad outsole that can withstand the elements found in oily environments that often break down rubber quickly.So whether you decide to use the kiltie or lose the kiltie these boots will be great for work or play. Try your own pair today!