Have you ever wondered just how important it is to take care of your feet during the colder months? Keeping them warm and dry, even when it’s cold and rainy outside, is essential for the whole body to stay healthy. However, Winter can be quite a challenging season for your feet, especially when you don’t have comfortable shoes to protect them from getting drenched. But there is a solution to this, one that you will appreciate even more if you lead an active lifestyle – you can choose shoes with GORE-TEX® membrane.
Waterproof experience combined with breathability
Camel Active’s new Winter collection now offers a selection of models equipped with GORE-TEX® membrane, chosen for its strong waterproof and windproof characteristics.
So, why is GORE-TEX such an important feature? When the material layers of your shoes and your socks get wet, your body becomes more vulnerable to heat loss, and you can catch a cold faster. GORE-TEX® fabrics are waterproof, meaning that your feet stay dry and comfortable regardless of weather conditions and these properties have been tested in extremely demanding conditions.
But, above all, the most significant feature of footwear fitted with GORE-TEX®, is that apart from being waterproof, shoes are breathable too! This is made possible because a single water molecule is 20 thousand times bigger than the pores in GORE-TEX®. On the other hand, vapor is still able to easily flow through it as a steam molecule is 700 times smaller than these same pores. This makes GORE-TEX®,extremely relevant in outdoor footwear since the advanced technology allows sweat to escape, preventing your feet from getting wet thus reducing skin abrasions.
Camel Active shoes fitted with GORE-TEX® membrane also feature high-quality linings and leather or suede uppers making them look classy and at the same time offer comfort and protection.
Taking care of shoes with GORE-TEX® membrane
Each new pair of outdoor shoes comes already infused with a waterproof solution by the manufacturer, so there’s no need for any special treatment before the first use. However, after it is exposed to the first heavy rain, it is very important to care for it properly, following the instructions that the manufacturer provides.
These are a few tips to follow in order to maintain both the appearance and the waterproof ability of your shoes:
• Shoes must be completely dried and wiped clen of any dirt, grit or muck after walking in the rain.
• Drying must be done slowly, either at room temperature or by using a special shoe dryer.
• Once dried , a lotion dedicated to the exact type of fabric that the shoes are made of (like leather or suede) is to be applied.
Following these few easy steps will help your shoes stay in good shape for many years.