We’ve all heard of GORE-TEX® but what makes it so special? Think of it like a second skin. In fact the
patented GORE-TEX® membrane is widely used in the medical profession due to its skin like qualities. For
our shoes what’s crucial is that it prevents any water getting in, whilst still allowing perspiration out, helping
to keep your feet cool, comfortable and bone dry.

Gore-tex information The Outride mesh tested

Andy Cremin is a journalist who has been working in
outdoor and adventure sports publishing for almost a
decade. He’s worked as Gear Editor on several titles,
the most recent being Country Walking magazine and
is now a freelance gear-tester and feature writer.

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‘Over the years I have worn and tested a lot of outdoor kit from jacket and bags to socks and shoes and the one thing
that I have learnt is that footwear is key. Get a great pair of boots on your feet and you can walk forever.’

These boots are surprisingly light. Their rugged design
and construction hides a lightweight shoe.

Straight out of the box, the boots are comfortable. A flexible forefoot and supple mixed material upper material mean that any old notions of spending days breaking in your boots are forgotten.

The Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane is a reassuring sign.
You can splash in puddles like a toddler without risking wet feet.
The breathable nature of Gore-Tex also means that in all but the
very hottest of conditions you won’t end up with sweaty feet.

It’s easy to get a good fit. The laces slide well through metal loops and the locking heel loop really helps to keep you heel firmly in place at the bottom of the shoe, which is great for providing support and stopping blisters.

Outride mesh gore tex

Of course they’re GORE-TEX® but they also benefit from
Clarks Plus dual density cushioning, an Ortholite insole
and a Rock high grip rubber outsole.

Rampart on gore tex

A heavy duty cleated sole will provide ample grip, Clarks
Plus delivers essential cushioning and GORE-TEX®
technology will ensure your feet are dry and comfortable
no matter how far you’re hiking.

Ready for action

For when you’re heading out the door and you
really don’t know what the day might hold.

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Wave Pass GTX Black

With a Rock rubber sole, Ortholite and WaveWalk technologies
and of course GORE-TEX® breathable waterproofing, this
sporty style discreetly hides a lot of tech that makes it
ideal for impromptu adventures.

Rampart go GTX black

A GORE-TEX® membrane, chunky rubber sole and Clarks
Plus dual cushioning technology mean this understated
style packs a mighty punch.

smart in every sense

These ultra-sharp styles will ensure you look the
business even in the most British of weather.

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Fawley Lo GTX black Fawley Lo GTX brown

This smart lace-up is perfect for big occasions and office wear
and will keep you dry and comfortable whatever the weather.

Fawley Hi GTX black Fawley hi GTX brown

These on-trend ankle boots will work as well with a smart pair
of slim cut jeans as they will with a sharp navy suit –
waterproof never looked so good!