GORE-TEX” is a highly functional material that is useful not only for outdoor activities, but also for comfort during sudden downpours or snowstorms. In this issue, we focus on sneakers using GORE-TEX. We will introduce selected models recommended for men that are both functional and fashionable enough to withstand bad weather!
What kind of material is GORE-TEX?
GORE-TEX” is a high-functional material that is used in many sports and outdoor goods, and is so popular around the world that it is no exaggeration to say that it is synonymous with waterproof items. It was developed by WL Gore & Associates, Inc. in the United States. In 1976, it was first commercialized for use in tents, and since then it has been used in a wide variety of outdoor goods and rainwear. It is no exaggeration to say that today, it is used in all high-functional items of famous brands, and has gained support in the apparel industry as well.
Trivia: Structure of GORE-TEX® Fabrics
GORE-TEX® fabrics are made of a thin sheet of polyurethane resin called a “GORE-TEX® membrane,” which is a membrane-like material with numerous holes, to which the outer and inner fabrics are attached. The holes in the GORE-TEX® membrane are of an exquisite size, allowing water vapor to pass through but not water. This has established its position as a typical material used in functional clothing, as it meets the needs of outdoor and sports scenes that “want to repel rainwater, but prevent steaminess after sweating. Furthermore, GORE-TEX® membrane has a three-dimensional spider-web structure, which also has the added benefit of dispersing wind and preventing it from hitting the body.2/2GO TO NEXT PAGE