A unique fusion of Hotter comfort and GORE-TEX® technology
Rain won't stop you getting out and about with our range of GORE-TEX® shoes and boots, offering you complete peace of mind with the unique climate control.
Climate control
Climate controlled for ultimate performance
Breathable
Amazing breathable system
Waterproof
Dry and comfortable feet in changing weather conditions
Durable
Smart, durable comfort for every day wear
Stylish shoes with comfort built in
It's a full time job hiding secret comfort features in our footwear - making our shoes look stylish and pleasing to the eye but saving maximum impact for when you put them on your feet! So when we decided we needed to take one step further - and help you step out in weatherproof comfort - our comfort boffins called in the world's best to help cram a few more technical features into this collection of comfortable walking shoes.

Everyone's heard of GORE-TEX® Product Technology - but do you really know what it is, what it does and, most importantly, what that means for your feet? With a little help from our friends at W.L.Gore and Associates (the company behind the 100% durably waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane) we'd like to decipher the technology for you...
 
Comfortable Walking Shoes, Comfortable Walking Boots
Our weatherproof collection of comfortable walking shoes and walking boots can take you walking, strolling, wandering up hill and down dale keeping your feet comfortable in warm (or cool) dry comfort, protected from the elements and at the right temperature! Each pair incorporates the ultra-thin GORE-TEX® membrane which is sandwiched between the outer shoe leather and the inner lining so you can't see it - but if it wasn't there your feet would feel the difference! That's the beauty of GORE-TEX® Product technology - and Hotter comfort - you don't have to think about it to enjoy it because your feet are cosseted in comfort. So put on our comfortable walking shoes, go for a walk and enjoy the scenery!

The porous structure of the GORE-TEX® membrane holds the secret to its success. Each pore in the membrane is about 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water - so water can't get in. But that's not the end of the story because these same pores just happen to be 700 times bigger than a water vapour molecule so sweat and moisture from your feet can easily escape - keeping your feet dry and at a comfortable temperature. Simple and effective!
 
Moisture can escape but can't get in!
Testing Comfort Shoe Technology
W.L.Gore and Associates are rightly proud of their clever technology and work hard with our comfort boffins to make sure that the GORE-TEX® membrane is used correctly and effectively, in fact every material from linings, to uppers, to insoles and stitching in our Weatherproof Collection of walking shoes and boots is quality tested and approved to guarantee its waterproof promise. Even laces undergo stringent wicking tests to make sure that they do not carry water into the footwear and we add a special 'bellows' tongue in every pair which prevents water seeping into the shoe through eyelets. Shoe construction is fully approved by the team and a random sample is tested both on site by Hotter and is sent to the GORE-TEX® Footwear testing centre in Germany where weird and wonderful machines take testing the 'nth' degree - imagine Jeremy Clarkson undertaking Top Gear testing for footwear! At this testing centre you'll find a machine with artificial sweating feet to measure water vapour release in different climates and a walking simulator which takes walking shoes for up to a 300,000 step walk through the equivalent of a 500km hike through a stream.

So there you have it, the technology is simple to understand really, but we can assure you is highly complicated to develop and manufacture, so we'd like to say (on your behalf) a great big thanks to our comfort creating team. We believe our Weatherproof Collection of comfortable walking shoes and comfortable walking boots is a unique fusion of footwear expertise that will help you get more enjoyment from every mile you walk!
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