Shoes to keep your feet dry…
Being in Scotland, the weather can be rather temperamental. One week we have snow, the next beautiful sunshine and back to wet weather with rainy days. We can see why visitors say we have four seasons in one day!
Well at least with Begg Shoes you don’t need to worry about your feet, we have a great variety of shoe brands offering waterproof solutions such as GORE-TEX shoes and even shoe care products which can help make your ‘normal’ shoes water-resistant.
What is Gore Tex in Shoes?
The first waterproof technology that needs a mention is, of course, GORE-TEX®. GORE-TEX footwear with extended comfort not only provide waterproofness but also breathability during times of low and high activity allowing sweat vapour to escape the shoe easily while simultaneously not allowing any water to get in – smart, huh?
Whether you’re sat at a desk, running errands or working outside, the GORE-TEX® footwear with the extended comfort option creates heat release and comfort even if you’re moving from indoors to outdoors to ensure that your feet are as sweat free and fresh as possible.
Are Gore Tex Shoes Waterproof?
In short, GORE-TEX is guaranteed to keep you dry. The only technology to claim 100% waterproofing, GORE-TEX have undertaken rigorous experimentation to offer a completely waterproof membrane.
Is Gore Tex Worth It?
There are three stages of meticulous testing. Firstly, they test the material itself in the laboratory. This provides a stable starting point for developing and strengthening their products. Secondly, they use human performance to refine the GORE-TEX product. This is imperative to designing usable products that not only sound great in theory, but work in practice.
Since GORE-TEX technology is used by brands offering goods to be used by real people, testing the product with a variety of people and activities is the best way to determine how the technology will respond. Finally, the GORE-TEX technology is trialled out in the field. Since GORE-TEX is designed for a whole range of active lifestyles and locations, testing the product in all elements and terrains is vital for ensuring that GORE-TEX is the best it can be.
And it doesn’t end there. GORE-TEX footwear is tested using walking simulators and a water bath, whilst moisture sensors inside the shoe will alert to any dampness. A centrifugal test determines if any water droplets can make their way through the membrane. If they do, that product does not succeed production.
A German family-run business, Ara Shoes use the GORE-TEX technology in both their shoes and boots alike which perfectly alines to their motto of ‘We love fashion & function’. They aim to make their shoes modern yet timeless while also functional for everyday wear which is why we see them use GORE-TEX in everything from ankle boots to walking boots and slip-on on shoes.
Danish shoe brand Ecco has been making shoes since 1963 and apply the GORE-TEX technology to both their women’s and men’s shoes. While they strive to get uniqueness, technology such as GORE-TEX brings a functional aspect to their shoes. From casual to outdoors shoes and even golf shoes, Ecco has you covered. On our website you’ll find Ecco GORE-TEX in styles from trainers to walking shoes and boots to walking boots.
Austrian shoe brand Legero aims to make shoes to match their tagline “my feet’s favorite shoe”. They make waterproof shoes with the GORE-TEX technology to suit any season, from waterproof trainers for spring and summer to waterproof boots for autumn and winter. They use GORE-TEX Surround which allows the shoes to be completely breathable, even throughout the shoe unit. Not only do they use leather but even their suede shoes and boots contain GORE-TEX so you don’t have to compromise on style even in extreme weather.
Austrian children’s shoe brand Superfit has over 70 years of experience making comfortable, flexible and breathable shoes perfect for little feet. They even teamed up with leading pediatricians to ensure that their shoes were the best they could be. The GORE-TEX technology is perfect for those little feet whether they be running around the playground, jumping in puddles or off on a weekend adventure.
Primigi has been creating children’s shoes since 1976. Famed for their Italian style alongside their technological advancements and material makes them a great choice. They also use GORE-TEX’s semi-permeable membrane allowing those little feet to stay protected while also breathing. From black leather to pink suede, they’re bound to have something for your little one.