Dual Stage Pivot System. This revolutionary new system is patented and exclusive to Gaerne andis certainly going to be a hit. The first pivot is attached to the"Razorback". This provides a rigid component that offers a stronglateral support while a glide-plate keeps the upper in a firm andupright position. The second pivot is fixed on a sliding glide that allows the ridersfoot to feel natural while on the peg in a shifting or breakingsituation--However, it will "bottom out" and absorb shock in the caseof over-jumping a jump or in the case of unwanted compression. Grip Guard On the inner side of the boot is the all new rubber "Grip Guard". Youcan feel the exceptional grip of the bike, as well as offering a heatresistant padding against your inner leg. Front Plate/Shin Guard This new Thermoplastic shin plate is anatomically shaped for a perfectfit. By removing three screws a rider can also make the opening widerto accommodate a bigger leg or knee-brace. Buckle system The SG-12 utilizes four lightweight alloy buckles that attach to anadjustable strap. This system provides the rider "Easy in" and "Easyout" non failure system. Gaiter Made of a new Swiss breathable fabric called Acronos, the gaiter isextremely stretchy but has the perfect shape to keep the sand anddebris out. Interior Lining On the inside you will find the famous "Gaerne Memory Cell Foam", known for the most comfortable feel and fit ride after ride. Heel Cup The new Heel cup has been designed to absorb shock in the case of a rear compression. Toe-Box This new design features a slimmer shape in the toe area for animproved feel of the shift lever and the bikes controls. The entirearea is wrapped by a new plastic material which is lighter and providesmore comfort and feel for the bike as well. Toe cap The all new shape for 2012, the toecap has been re-designed and reinforced to provide a new "tougher" look. Sole For the SG-12 you will notice a new design. This sole is new in look,but still uses the Gaerne "Dual Composite" anti-shock rubber that hasmade Gaerne soles famous around the world. Insole Inside the boot you will find an all new foot-bed which has beenspecially molded to correctly support the foot. In the rear portion ofthe foot-bed, a new shock absorbing material has been used. And in thefront portion the construction has been made to allow the foot to vent.