All our walking boots feature stiff soles for protection from stones and to reduce foot strain when walking on rough ground. They all have waterproof linings (such as Gore-Tex) to help keep your feet dry, but if you want the boots to be as weatherproof as possible, then you should look at the more traditional leather models. It goes without saying that we try to only sell boots that are light and comfortable! However, please remember that weight will be related to how strong and protective the boots are - if your boots are too light, they will not offer adequate protection or durability. Finally, please remember that for a boot to be really comfortable, it needs to fit your foot and be suitable for the type of terrain you will be walking over. As always, please contact us if you have any questions, or - better still - visit us for a proper fitting.