Winter is a time when we push a figurative button on our wardrobes, swapping sheer shirts for wool sweaters and adding weather-repellent function to our outerwear. Seasonal armor doesn’t get much stronger than when equipped with GORE-TEX — the ultimate in waterproof and breathability
GORE-TEX isn’t just a reserve of outerwear, though. A far superior winter wardrobe can be achieved by decking yourself out head to toe in the stuff, and every solid fit starts with the feet. Enter — GORE-TEX sneakers.
Over recent seasons, sportswear names have become increasingly fond of using GORE-TEX for casual sneakers, resulting in weather-ready footwear that isn’t a bulky mountain boot. Below, we’ve picked out seven sneakers that put W. L. Gore’s pioneering fabric to use. They’re all available to shop at streetwear and sneaker marketplace GOAT.
While suede might not be the first material that comes to mind when considering a winter line-up, the soft textile got beefed-up by uniting with GORE-TEX on this 2008 collab between Nike and Medicom. A Japan-exclusive, the Dunk followed several link-ups between the pair.
Before the duo’s beautiful Novablast came the joint-effort GEL-Kinsei. The Affix x ASICS sneaker blends blue and sandy tones in ways we never knew we needed. Aesthetics aside, its Impact Guidance System technology, TRUSSTIC SYSTEM for stability, and GORE-TEX across the upper make it a serious shoe for harsher seasons.
The Pegasus is just one of the many Nike runners to have been called up for lifestyle duty in recent years, but GORE-TEX gives this Pegasus 36 a tougher edge.
Not only is this AF1 made ready for the rain due to GORE-TEX, its loud yellow hue is also reminiscent of a classic raincoat.
adidas’ outdoor lines have birthed some of the Three Stripes’ best sneakers in recent years and the Skychase hike hybrid is just one example.
Released earlier this year, the ACG Terra Antaktik does performance with no holds barred. Want proof? It packs a high traction outsole, reflective detailing, and, of course, GORE-TEX.
If you want something to run in all weather with, then this suped-up adidas NMD is ideal. Taking a runner’s favorite and plugging in GORE-TEX is always going to work.
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