GORE-TEX FOOTWEAR FOR THE WORKPLACE. PROTECTION AND COMFORT.
High climate comfort
The GORE-TEX membrane – the hidden secret at the core of GORE-TEX Footwear offers high climate comfort in all working weather conditions.
Water stays out while sweat escapes
The GORE-TEX membrane has microscopic pores 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water but 700 times larger than one water vapour molecule. This unique combination provides durable waterproofness and high breathability. GORE-TEX Footwear keep your feet dry and comfortable.
To meet the specific requirements of operational climate, activity level, and end-use environment, Gore has developed special footwear laminates.
The Product Class make it easy to choose the appropriate footwear for your final end use:
Proven quality under umconpromising testing condtions.
More than the sum of its parts
All footwear parts (leathers, textiles, laces, foams, threads) and the entire boot construction are geared towards maximum performance in the final end use and subjected to uncompromising quality control during all phases of the product development and production. GORE-TEX Footwear by far exceeds the requirements of the standard EN ISO 20345/347 with respect to waterproofness, breathability, chemical resistance and durability.
GORE-TEX Footwear has to withstand up to 300,000 flex movements (80 hours) in ankle-high water–without allowing one single drop of
water to penetrate inside the boot. EN ISO standard 20344 requires only 4800 flexes (80 minutes).
The materials used in GORE-TEX Footwear achieve a breathability value up to six times higher than the values specified in EN ISO standard 20345/47.
GORE TEX Footwear protects the feet against the penetration of commonly occurring chemicals.
Commonly occurring chemicals include AFF Fire-fighting foam (3%), sulphuric acid H2SO4 (37%), diesel, and caustic soda NaOH (30%).
Inner lining and upper materials of GORE-TEX Footwear have to withstand up to four times more abrasion movement than specified in by the EN ISO standard.