The Captain's A/O design is a new design for Sperry featuring undated and new technology. This new deisgn is 30% lighter than the orighinal A/O and features genuine hand-sewn, premium waterproof leather uppers. The Hydro Grip rubber on the sole creates a super sticky outsole to deliver maxiumum tracion. Adaptive Wave-Siping disperes the water for improved traction on wet and dry surfaces. This new design also features ASV Techonolgy in the heel that adbsorbs vibration and reduces shock up to 30% for improved cushioning. The 360 degree lacing system delivers comfortable, secure fit with rawhide lace and rustproof eyelets. This new deisgn is sure to not only provide you style but will provide you comfort as well.