GORE-TEX shoes with SURROUND™ product technology help you stay cool no matter where your business takes you Paris today, New York tomorrow, Singapore on Friday. Jet-setting from one meeting to the next means being flexible has become a requirement within every-day working life. In the hustle-and-bustle of the rat race it is essential you feel as comfortable as possible. GORE-TEX shoes with SURROUND™ product technology are the perfect solution: Combining comfort and design, they are breathable all round as well as being durably waterproof. No matter how stressful the situation – whether you are presenting to the board of directors, feeling hot and sweaty from running to catch a cab – these shoes are guaranteed to keep your feet dry. GORE-TEX shoes with SURROUND™ product technology are now available from renowned brands such as FretzMen, Clarks, Igi&Co and Ara Men. The vast range offers styles to appeal to every taste. The unique design of the sole is the only common feature as the special technology is visible through the perforated sole. How the innovative sole works The secret of the SURROUND™ product technology is the GORE-TEX laminate, the linchpin of which is the waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane. It has 1.4 billion micro pores per square centimeter, which are 20,000 times smaller than water droplets – but 700 times larger than the molecules of water vapor. This membrane surrounds your feet and lets excess heat and sweat pass through the vents in the innovative structure of the sole, without letting moisture enter from outside. Extensive product tests and optimum production quality guarantee that perfect function and top climate comfort surround your feet all spring and summer long. Visible function – technology meets design Consumers can immediately and intuitively understand the new functionality, as the gaps in the structure of the sole clearly indicate the all-round breathability. The GORE-TEX brand partners can create all kinds of designs in various styles and colors – and for the first time incorporate the sole as an element of the overall design. A special, extremely resistant fleece, which is embedded between the GORE-TEX laminate and the upper, decorative layer, protects your feet and the GORE-TEX laminate from stones or sharp objects.
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