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    Q. What's a Steel Shank in Boots?


    the shank is a part of the supportive structure between the insole and outsole

    A. The shank is a part of the supportive structure between the insole and outsole.

    Why does it matter?
    A shank is crucial to the functionality of boots, as it diminishes the load put on you feet and calves. So yeah, shanks come in handy!


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