Use of GORE-TEX® in shoes
The main properties of the GORE-TEX® membrane:
• Long keeps water tight
• actively breathing
• Extremely frost resistant
• Extremely bend resistant
• Extremely durable
Shoes are dry because they are water tight
The secret is that the GORE-TEX® membrane is microporous. On each square centimeter, which roughly corresponds to the area of the nail, there are 1.4 billion tiny pores. These pores are approximately 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, and therefore moisture outside cannot penetrate shoes.
Shoes are dry because they breathe
GORE-TEX® membrane allows steam to pass through freely. Its pores are approximately 700 times larger than water vapor molecules, so that steam (sweat) can freely leave the shoe.
Depending on the shoe model and environmental conditions, the foot at rest produces about 1/4 cup of sweat per day, and with increased physical exertion – even up to 1/2 cup.
With the insufficient ability of the system to pass air inside the shoe, unpleasant moisture accumulates. To protect the foot from overheating and hypothermia, the moisture formed should be able to go outside. The GORE-TEX® membrane, even at high physical exertion, provides a quick removal of water vapor (sweat) and, accordingly, a pleasant “microclimate” in shoes.
Feet in GORE-TEX® shoes can breathe freely
Not only appearance is important in shoes, but, first of all, its “internal” advantages. Shoes with a GORE-TEX® membrane have long-term water resistance, and at the same time they can breathe! A big advantage over traditional shoes: moisture cannot penetrate externally through the membrane, and water vapor – the product of the natural release of sweat from the foot – comes out through microscopic pores. No dampness, no moisture, pleasant temperature and dry feet are guaranteed.
To keep your feet warm
The results of competitive comparisons show a clear advantage of functional shoes equipped with a GORE-TEX® membrane. This is not surprising, since the requirements imposed by us on the quality of the membrane apply equally to every detail of the shoe – from the material for the exterior and to the holes for lacing.
To ensure this high quality standard throughout the supply chain, Gore works only with licensed partners.
Gore Quality Management System:
• Cooperation only with licensed manufacturers of branded products
• Use of high quality materials
• Patented processing technology
• Continuous functional testing of prototypes and serial production.
GORE-TEX® Footwear High Performance Range …
… during any outdoor activities it reliably provides the perfect microclimate in shoes and keeps your feet pleasantly dry even in the worst of weather.
… is made using materials with high air permeability and good water-repellent properties: all components (leather, textiles), as well as the entire shoe structure are precisely coordinated with each other and are subject to constant quality control.
GORE-TEX® Footwear High Performance Range provides:
• high air permeability
• steady waterproof
• insulation necessary for the use of shoes for the intended purpose
Optimally selected microclimatic comfort and stable water resistance when playing sports outdoors and in the cold season.
Comfort and protection on the street in any weather.
Appointment: shoes for any weather
That is, wherever weather protection is needed through moderate isolation (e.g. shoes for expeditions, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, sailing, auto and motor sports) and reinforced insulation (e.g. shoes for climbing glaciers, for hunting, mountaineering; winter shoes).
GORE-TEX® XCR® footwear Extended Comfort Range
… throughout the day, even at high air temperatures, it provides the optimal microclimate in shoes, whether indoors, for example, in the office or outdoors.
… GORE-TEX® XCR® laminates are manufactured using materials with high air-permeability and good water-repellent properties: all components (leather, textiles), as well as the entire shoe structure are precisely coordinated with each other and undergo constant quality control.
GORE-TEX® XCR® Footwear
• very high air permeability
• optimal heat dissipation
• excellent moisture balance
• steady waterproof
A unique microclimate in shoes that provides indoor comfort and protection on the street, including during heavy physical exertion.
Comfort indoors – protection on the street.
• For all cases when the shoes are worn all day and want to feel comfortable indoors and protected outdoors (casual, model and business shoes, women’s and men’s shoes, children’s shoes).
• For all situations when, despite high physical activity, it is necessary to ensure the optimal microclimate of shoes.