C&J. Dainite for current makeup. It used to be leather.Always wanted this boot but having a hard time finding a 7D. Finally had the opportunity to try one today at a local store. Sadly, it is .5 too big. Now I can rest and let it go since 7D is the smallest they go. Whoever that lucky bastard (Neil ? ) who waited and snag the pair, I say enjoy as it is a beautiful pair of shell boots.