Ease of getting in and out of your van is paramount. That's why we designed an optional oversized tread plate. The shape of our side steps was carefully considered to offer the optimal blend of function and protection. We went big with the front step as it is the most used. Then the side steps taper back toward the rear of the van. This tapered design allows the van to more easily navigate tight terrain and not get hung up on rocks or off-road obstacles.