To make this kid's boot easy to get on/off, it has been built with a dipped topline and pull tabs. On the inside of this footwear, there is a mesh lining; it is lightweight, feels tremendously soft and will keep these boots from rubbing against your child's legs. There is also a cushion flex insole; it is an outstanding feature to have because it will keep their little feet comfortable. Having a decorative toe bug stitch on the foot, double rows of welt stitching and a square toe adds authenticity to this footwear and makes it look like a grownup's Western boot. The tempered steel shank has been built into this Western boot; it provides arch support and will allow your child to walk steadily. On the bottom of this boot, there is a Lil' Durango outsole and a low 1 1/8" rocker heel.