I need to get a pair of above the ankle,...
I need to get a pair of above the ankle, lace up, lug sole hiking boots for my daughter for a intro to caving tour....do these have a lug sole? I'm not really sure what a lug sole is and I am having a hard time finding a high quality hiking boot in such a small size. She wears a children's size 3 or a woman's size 5.
A "lug sole" would be anything that has an aggressive sole. Generally, the more aggressive the sole, the more traction. My 9-yr old daughter has a pair of these, and has used them for a couple of hiking trips. She likes them. They don't hurt her feet, she isn't slipping and/or sliding on wet/muddy trails, and as long as the water doesn't get higher than the 'collar'(of the boot) then her feet have stayed dry. No complaints from her equals no complaints from me! I hope this helps :-)