The GORE-TEX® durable waterproof protection keeps your feet dry and comfortable all around.
Breathability all around the shoe allows your feet to stay dry, cool and comfortable.
The Walking Simulator tests the waterproofing of GORE-TEX® footwear. Test shoes are placed on flexible artificial feet which are equipped with sensors that take up to 200,000 steps in a water bath.
When moisture enters the shoe, the machine stops and an LED indicates where the leak is. The boots must then be modified and submitted for another round of testing.
Breathability is not only a feature of the GORE-TEX® membrane.
All materials used, from the lining through to the outer material, contribute to the high breathability and climate comfort of GORE-TEX® Footwear.
In the Comfort Test the entire shoe is tested for breathability and climate comfort in the Climate Chamber.
Shoes with SURROUND™ Product Technology have a special GORE-TEX® laminate lining that is integrated into the shaft and surrounds the foot – from above as well as below. Together with the open sole construction, this creates an absolutely waterproof and all-around highly breathable shoe.