The Flats Sneaker utilizes materials handpicked to provide maximum puncture and abrasion resistance from the many boot eaters commonly encountered on the flats. The innovative design offers support and cushioning generally not found in footwear intended for wading in salt-water. The heavy-duty urethane quarter panels provide puncture resistance against urchins, while the rubber toe and heel provide abrasion resistance from rocks and coral. The top of the shoe features a neoprene gasket collar to seal out debris, and the mesh vamp and tongue gusset drain water quickly and provide ventilation. The thermoplastic heel counter, a synthetic leather nonslip heel and an EVA midsole ensure proper fit and wear. Despite the heavy-duty materials used, the sneakers weigh just over 2 pounds, making them one of the lightest fully constructed flats boots on the market.