Each season we produce a unique fusion of Hotter comfort shoes and GORE-TEX® product technology resulting in comfortable, durable and stylish British made shoes that are loved the world over. This collaboration has been working in harmony for 11 years!


The History


GORE-TEX® was co-invented by Wilbert L Gore and his son Robert Gore in 1969.

Wilbert had always believed in the untapped potential of the polymer polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE and when his son Robert stretched PTFE under certain conditions, he unleashed an amazing list of characteristics that we associate with the fabric today.

Since then the GORE-TEX® membrane has been used by astronauts, expedition leaders and athletes around the globe and has become the go-to brand for breathable, waterproof and windproof products.


The Collaboration

Since 2005 we have been collaborating with the GORE-TEX® brand to produce a range of boots and shoes that are designed to keep your feet dry whatever the weather. The GORE-TEX® membrane in each pair of shoes is designed to offer enduring weather protection. Water stays on the outside while perspiration can easily escape from the inside therefore come rain or shine, your feet will be protected. Hotter are the only UK manufacturer to own a GORE-TEX® brand license meaning you will get all the benefits of GORE-TEX® product technology with British made expertise guaranteed.


The New Range



The Marlowe GTX® boots are a star style from the new season collection. Not only do they look beautiful, they feature the built in GORE-TEX® membrane that you love.

Product benefits:

  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Climate control technology
  • Stretch elastic panels
  • Full length zip
  • Cushioned insole



Orla’s waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® product technology keeps your feet dry whatever the weather, with a stylish dual suede and textile uppers and deep toe box for extra wiggle room.

Product benefits:

  • GORE-TEX® performance technology
  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Soft suede uppers
  • Full length inside zip
  • Cushioned insole



Both waterproof and breathable, these sporty Thor GTX® walking shoes act tough and feel soft. Thor is the 5 Star rated, best-selling men’s shoe that looks as good as it feels.

Product benefits:

  • GORE-TEX® performance technology
  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Lightweight and flexible
  • Moulded footbed
  • Padded collar and tongue
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Walking the dog or commuting to working in uncertain weather, these waterproof leather and nubuck Pitt GTX® shoes are fully protected by breathable GORE-TEX® product technology.

Product benefits:

  • GORE-TEX® performance technology
  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane
  • Light yet durable
  • Air cushioned sole
  • Strong laces
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It’s A Shoe Thing is the Hotter blog, from the UK’s biggest shoemaker. Discover our full collection of feel good style footwear at hotter.com or visit one of more than 70 stores across the UK.

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