These are part of the Habu range of "early winter" clothing from
Assos. Fleecy-lined fabric and full-length legs make these ideal
for the cooler conditions in late autumn and early spring.
Thanks to the usual clever combination of fit and fabric Assos
have made the ankles fit securely yet comfortably without the need
for foot loops, so there's none of that unpleasant squashing
sensation in your shoes.
The fabric is water repellent (but not water proof) which is the
best choice for spring/autumn conditions, where you need protection
from showers but also retaining good breathability.
An extra, reinforced, double layer of fabric on the front and at
the back of the knee gives additional protection from wind and
rain, but the material isn't so thick that you'll overheat if the
sun does decide to pop out.
A couple of neat touches are the hidden rear storage pocket for
valuables and some reflective panels on the calf for added
visibility in those darker mornings and evenings.