Cotswold Outdoor is now selling various brands of footwear with GORE-TEX® SURROUND technology in them.
In short, GORE-TEX SURROUND means that the shoe/boot has all round breathability and a ‘guaranteed to keep you dry™’ promise of all GORE-TEX® products. Heat and moisture can escape from under your foot and out through side ventilation openings, creating highly breathable footwear, perfect for long days out in many conditions.
Here’s a look at some of the brands that are using it.
Casual style shoes with an open sole structure…
The new Lowa San Francisco GTX® shoe (£125), available in men’s and women’s ranges, features an open sole structure with large vertical sole openings that allow excess heat and moisture to escape, making them perfect for those looking for an everyday or travel shoe. The open sole structure and stylish outdoor design also make it ideal for casual wear in warmer months. The shoe has been specifically engineered to offer durable waterproofing and optimised breathability. Additionally, its rich nubuck upper section offers overall durability, with the perforations adding effective breathability and inner climate control. The San Francisco GTX® also features a firm direct-attached PU (polyurethane) midsole providing lasting cushioning and comfort. The innovative shoe is available in attractive Brown/Orange and Taupe/Berry combinations.
Hiking & multisport (side ventilation construction)
The hiking and multisport shoes on sale with GORE-TEX SURROUND have side ventilation outlets and a patented open construction allowing moisture and warmth to escape from below the foot through the GORE-TEX® laminate into the open structure of a spacer. From there the warmer air and moisture flow out of the shoe via side ventilation outlets – perfect for keeping feet dry and therefore reducing the risk of blisters and chafing.
The X-SO 30 GTX® Shoe (£145) from Meindl is a great option for both men and women with active lifestyles. This features a Meindl Magic Active outsole. Combined with an Air-Active waffle EVA foot-bed, the shoe offers incredible breathability and waterproof protection, making it a great option for those who pursue outdoor sports in unpredictable weather.
The Scarpa Oxygen GTX® Shoe (£150), available in men’s and women’s, is a technical and stylish shoe. Designed to perform well in warm and wet weather conditions, the Oxygen GTX® also features Scarpa Sock-Fit construction that helps ensure a secure and comfortable fit, whilst the Vibram outsole ensures good stability, traction and durability. A perfect all-weather choice for those who like to explore the outdoors – come rain, hail or shine.
Visit your local Cotswold Outdoor store for a free boot-fitting with our expert staff, and for further details on GORE-TEX®Footwear with SURROUND®product technology visit: http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com/what-is-gore-surround