This is thick pig suede it is 1.2-1.6mm thick, so provides a great amount of protection.
The boots are shorter to keep them from being rigid, there is a photo of the gaiter on my foot, normally and flexed.
I have these colours :
Tan (only 2 tans available)
I think these are just as protective possibly more so than the other leather and suede boots that we stock.
Once the suede is gone, it’s gone.