The XC Elite is a top-of-the-line XC series boot worn by Olympic riders. It features a lightweight ripstop and breathable mesh outer layer, four-way flex strike guard, ARTi-LAGE technology for ultimate protection, and a unique bio-foam interior. The boot is easy to clean thanks to its "Forever Clean" coating. ARTi-LAGE is a dilatant material lining the strike area, which is soft and pliable but hardens when struck to deflect impact and disperse energy. The XC Color Elite Boot is the only XC Boot that offers this dual protection.