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Work Boots Keep Feet Dry

W. L. Gore & Associates has created a Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable lining for numerous brands of work boots, including Danner, Red Wing, Rocky and Wolverine. To ensure optimum performance, the ...


April 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

W. L. Gore & Associates has created a Gore-Tex waterproof, breathable lining for numerous brands of work boots, including Danner, Red Wing, Rocky and Wolverine. To ensure optimum performance, the company has put the lining through rigorous tests. In the walking simulator test, the boots are placed on mechanical feet equipped with sensors. The feet take up to 300,000 steps in a water bath, equivalent to approximately 40 hours of work on a wet jobsite. If moisture enters the boot, the machine stops and an LED indicates the location of the leak. Other tests include the breathability and climate comfort test, and the wicking test.

W. L. Gore & Associates


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