The Color Elite XC series is the top of the line.The outer is constructed from a super strong but lightweight rip-stop material bonded over a breathable mesh. Inside the boot is a four-way flexion strike plate designed to work with a horse’s movement but form a hard wall when faced with impact. ARTi-LAGE™ dilatant material lines the inside of the strike area for ultimate protection. The proprietary material is soft and pliable in its normal state, but changes its molecular structure to harden when struck, deflecting impact and dispersing the energy. Inside the boot is a non-neoprene bio-foam liner -super soft but formulated to grip your horse’s leg. The lightweight foam is anti-microbial and perforated to prevent heat build up. Repels water and dust over all kinds of terrain. The "Forever Clean™" breathable coating on the outer shell cuts clean up time in half as mud, dirt, and debris slide right off with a quick rinse.