The new Crossfire 3 TA is all a new model for 2018 for those riders who prefer that feel of a sewn on sole vs. the more firm SR version. The 3 TA is identical in features to the 3 SR, with the exception of the sole. The TA model has a softer rubber sole that is more comfortable it you do some walking/bike wrestling in your boots and also accommodates those riders with slightly wider foot. All new ankle pivot system is designed to have a “hard” limit of foot/ankle hyperextension.A laminated Technomicro is used as the base material in all areas.Slim, cool non-bootie design.Calf plate system features an inner double adjustment that expands to fit even the largest calf or knee brace system!Nylon insole no dangerous steel shank!TA sole is best suited for riders who may walk in their boots some.TA sole is made of anti-skid rubber and can be replaced by a cobbler.TA sole features excellent rear brake feel.Inner heat shield made of high grip material.New inner boot gaiter has a larger circumference than the Crossfire 2 making for a tight seal around the rider’s lower leg no matter which knee brace system may be used. Upper inside of the gaiter features an anti-heat suede protection-grip panel.Removable arch support.Toe area covered in protective plastic.An all new rigid, shock resistant, anatomically shaped heel holds the riders foot firm and thus resists twisting while offering added protection.Replaceable, sleek, micro adjustable cam lock buckle system with memory retention nylon straps.All buckles move independently of each other and have just one fixed point (by a screw). This allows an easy closure and the buckles can adapt to the rider’s position as they pivot on the mounting screw as the rider changes position on the bike.Lower buckle guards help protect against opening due to an impact.