The SX-5 combines the fuctionality of a touring boot with the comfort of a short boot. The ankle area features PORON XRD protectors, which absorb the impact and provide maximum dampening. The side features a TPR slider. The sole features SafeFoot cross-bracing. In the front, a special synthetic cover plate allows for greater precision while operating the gear change lever. The inside of the boot features a microporous, waterproof NextDry membrane. The boots are equipped with reflective elements and a strategically-positioned strap to improve the ease of putting them on.