GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX extended comfort product technology are designed for warm weather and combined outdoor/indoor activities.
They are durably waterproof combined with high breathability, offering enduring weather protection. Water stays on the outside while perspiration can easily escape from the inside. Thanks to their non-insulated construction, they are the ideal solution for wearers who value outstanding climate comfort and heat loss.
The core element in this footwear is the thin 3-layer GORE-TEX extended comfort laminate that performs without insulation. It is made up of a highly abrasion resistant, quick re-drying textile lining material, the microporous GORE-TEX membrane made of ePTFE and a protective knit. Extended comfort laminates are therefore highly breathable and recognised for their outstanding heat loss characteristics. The wearers’ feet will be protected from water, problematic liquids and sand, while sweat gathering inside the footwear can escape even faster.
Tactical GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
A new class of climate comfort for daily duty footwear for Police
Daily duty police officers require footwear for different levels of activity indoors and outdoors. Policing tasks especially in urban areas call for boots that promote agility and offer effective climate comfort without compromising on durable waterproofness. Tactical GORE-TEX footwear with GORE-TEX extended comfort technology successfully meets these requirements. The footwear is designed around the thin 3-Layer GORE-TEX extended comfort laminate that comes without insulation. Being highly breathable the laminate is known for outstanding heat loss. It forms a reliable barrier against water penetrating from the outside.
Gore's manufacturing partners combine GORE-TEX extended comfort technology with select upper and lining materials to produce daily duty footwear that meets the needs of a modern police force: exceptionally lightweight, athletic, durably waterproof and extremely breathable. Effective climate management ensures a pleasant climate inside the shoe even at elevated temperatures or high levels of activity.
Police/guard and patrol duties
EN ISO 20347:2012 for occupational footwear
Athletic GORE-TEX safety footwear
A safety shoe with the comfort and great looks of a sports shoe.
People working in light industries, from craftsmen, logistics, to brewing, need breathable safety footwear that is comfortable, lightweight and even more stylish. Gore developed an innovative laminate technology for them that allows safety footwear to comply with protection levels S2 and S3 requirements. These shoes offer a level of wearer comfort previously unknown in the workplace – even when their wearers are engaged in strenuous and dangerous activities.
The centrepiece of this new shoe is a thin, three-layer GORE-TEX extended comfort laminate that comes without insulation. It is extremely water vapour permeable, i.e. breathable. This footwear is durably waterproof. It will resist penetration by commonly occurring chemicals*, in accordance with ISO 13994/ ASTM F903, method C1. Athletic GORE-TEX safety footwear also offers toe protection and puncture resistant soles.
*AFF Fire fighting foam (3%), sulphuric acid (37%) diesel and caustic soda (30%)
Functionality made easy
Individuals working in logistics, food and drink, and construction industry. Skilled craftsmen.
EN ISO 20345:2011 for safety footwear
Functionality made easy
The extended comfort laminate used in athletic GORE-TEX safety footwear is combined with highly breathable, robust upper materials and specific lightweight sole constructions Through effective heat loss and moisture management it makes sure that there is a pleasant climate inside the shoe, even at higher temperatures.
Performance that exceeds the standard
Athletic GORE-TEX Safety Footwear far exceeds the safety requirements of EN ISO 20345:2011.
Desert GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
Protected and comfortable feet for soldiers on missions in hot environments.
Heat, sand and dust are among the many challenges soldiers must confront on missions in the desert. To carry out their work efficiently and concentrate on their tasks, they need outstanding footwear. GORE-TEX extended comfort desert boots were designed specifically for military personnel working in hot environments and under major physical strain. They release excess heat and vapour from sweat, creating an agreeable climate for the feet. At the same time, they prevent water, sewage and other undesirable liquids from entering.
Wet feet, either from external liquids or from perspiration, are susceptible to bacteria, bruising, blisters and injuries. GORE-TEX extended comfort laminates are durably waterproof and extremely breathable at the same time. They are built around a microporous GORE-TEX membrane made of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) on the inside, which lets vapour out, but does not let liquids in. Desert GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear avoids unnecessary foam layers or other air gaps that can hinder heat conduction.
Patrol GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
High Liability GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Boots are designed for intensive combat use and are suitable for multi-day missions in difficult terrain and when carrying heavy loads. Equipped with a highly breathable laminate, these boots provide enhanced stability and plenty of support.
Tactical GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
Tactical GORE-TEX Extended Comfort footwear are lightweight and athletic boots. They are ideal for shorter commando, assault and rescue incidents.
High liability GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear
Patrol GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Boots are extra-lightweight boots providing excellent breathability. Thanks to its new single wall upper these boots hardly take up any water and dry very quickly.
Desert GORE-TEX Extended Comfort boots exceed norms and standards.
GORE-TEX Extended Comfort footwear must withstand 300,000 flex movements (equivalent to 300 kilometres or 8 hours of walking) in ankle high water, and 80 hours in water. No water may reach the inside of the boot. This is up to 60 times higher than required in EN ISO 20345/347.
Highly to extremely breathable
The 3-layer GORE-TEX Extended Comfort laminates in desert boots are “highly and extremely breathable” according to the Hohenstein comfort rating system. The Ret values of the new GORE-TEX laminates are all below 10[m2 Pa/W] acc. to ISO 11092.
Tactical GORE-TEX Footwear
Between March and June 2014 two groups of 100 police officers tested GORE-TEX Black Eagle Tactical 20 Mid and Low boots by HAIX® and then shared their experiences with a test institute. Gore's main aim was to find out how well Tactical GORE-TEX shoes and boots met the everyday needs of the modern police officer. On foot patrol duty and in their cars. When standing, running and jumping. Outdoors and indoors. In rain and in dry, warm, summer weather.
This is what some of the participants had to say about waterproofness:
Wet grass, puddles, heavy rain, mud. Cleaning the boots afterwards with lots of water was no problem at all and they could be worn again in next to no time.