The Color Elite XC series is the top of the line XC series that features a unique fit which will not inhibit the horse's movement. The outer boot is constructed from a lightweight, ripstop material that is bonded over a breathable mesh. The inner boot features a four-way flexion strike plate that is designed to work with the horse’s movement but forms a hard wall when faced with impact. An 'arti-lage' dilatant material lines the inside of the strike area for ultimate protection. The proprietary material is soft and pliable in its normal state, but changes its molecular structure to harden when struck, deflecting impact and dispersing the energy. The interior is lined with a non-neoprene bio-foam which is super soft but grips the horse’s leg. The lightweight foam has extra large perforations, so heat build-up is prevented and air can circulate. The boot construction is designed to repel water and dust over all kinds of terrain and the "Forever Clean" breathable coating on the outer shell helps to cut clean up time in half as mud, dirt, and debris slide right off with a quick rinse. Worn by the Olympic USA Eventing Team in 2016.