Curious about how GORE-TEX® fabrics and apparel are engineered? Wondering about their durability and performance, or how they are cared for and maintained? You'll find all this information and more right here. If not, contact us and we'll be glad to help.
- Do leather boots even need a GORE-TEX® liner?
Yes. No leather is inherently waterproof, and most "waterproof" footwear requires applications of special waxes or greases to stay that way. Not only is this inconvenient, but it severely compromises the breathability of the footwear. And it's not guaranteed to keep you dry. With GORE-TEX® footwear, the waterproofness and breathability are never in doubt.
- Is GORE-TEX® footwear breathable?
Yes, absolutely — and that's an important detail. Your feet stay drier from the inside out, because your perspiration is evaporating out of the footwear, not staying inside to make your feet feel clammy and uncomfortable. Especially in colder weather, breathability is crucial for keeping your feet dry and warm.
- How can I be sure I'm buying genuine GORE-TEX® footwear?
Just look for our label on the footwear. All GORE-TEX® footwear carries our name as well as the manufacturer's brand. We even include a GORE-TEX® footwear booklet in the box. Remember: if it doesn't say GORE-TEX® footwear, it isn't.