GORE-TEX insulated comfort footwear
Shoes engineered with GORE-TEX insulated comfort product technology are designed for cold weather and outdoor activities in winter.
They combine durably waterproofness and optimised breathability with insulation for use in cold weather conditions, which makes them an ideal solution for a wide range of outdoor activities. Water and snow stay outside while perspiration escapes from the inside. Thanks to their insulated inner lining they offer reliable protection from the cold, which makes them an ideal solution for a wide range of outdoor activities.
The core element in GORE-TEX insulated comfort footwear is a 4-layer laminate that performs high 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 high insulation layer and a protective knit. GORE-TEX insulated comfort laminates are breathable and highly insulated for maximum heat retention. The wearers’ feet will be protected from water and in cold temperatures, while sweat gathering inside the footwear can easily escape.
The technology inside
GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort Footwear
Insulation layer that stays dry and keeps its heat retention properties due to the durably waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane.
Conventional Insulated Footwear
Wet or damp insulation layer (caused by water or sweat) will lose its insulating properties – 6 times higher heat loss than a dry insulation.
More warmth and less weight: GORE-TEX insulated comfort footwear - redefined.
The GORE-TEX insulated comfort footwear product class has a new footwear laminate development. It’s new insulation technology uses hollow fibres, which is able to ensure the same level of insulation with 15% less weight while simultaneously offering a more comfortable fit to the wearer.
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The new GORE-TEX footwear laminate has the same basic 4-layer construction consisting of an abrasion resistant textile lining material, the microporous GORE-TEX membrane, an insulation layer and a protective knit.
One difference: The new insulation material is a high bulk volume fleece made with lightweight, synthetic hollow fibres. The arrangement of the fibres produces a three-dimensional structure, which traps more air while using fewer fibres. This lowers the weight of the material.
New insulation - 15 % lighter
Fewer, lightweight hollow fibres, low fibre density
Many, tightly packed, standard fibres
As much as 15% less weight*
Durably high level of thermal insulation
Due to hollow fibre structure with Rct ≥100 [10-3m2K/W]
Enhanced wear comfort
Due to the softness of the insulation
GORE-TEX Insulated Comfort Footwear (AIRFIBER laminate)
Results of winter wear trial in collaboration between Gore, BayWa AG and the shoe partner ELTEN.