Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Gore-Tex | 0 comments

When you browse our inventory, you will find that we offer many military boots, tactical boots, and combat boots with waterproof technology. Some of the boots in our inventory are waterproof due to their durable leather and other boots are made with Gore-Tex or Dri-Lex technology. In fact, some boot choices will be made with Dri-Lex and Gore-Tex technology. To help you make the best decision for your feet, we have created this blog explaining the differences between the two different types of technology.

Understanding Dri-Lex Technologybelleville 880 st mens waterproof insulated boot

Dri-Lex technology is created by using a multi-zone lining system. In this system, moisture is transported away from the skin of your foot by using an underlayer of Hydrofil nylon. The addition of Hydrofil nylon ensures that the interior layer of the boot that is closest to the skin will always remain cool and dry. Dri-Lex is used frequently in the construction of footwear and is also used when making cowboy hats.

Understanding Gore-Tex Technology

Unlike Dri-Lex, Gore-Tex uses PTFE materials. These materials are created through emulsion polymerization. This combination of materials and technologies makes footwear made of Gore-Tex water repellent. Instead of drawing moisture away from your feet, a boot built with Gore-Tex technology will allow you to stay dry by repelling water from the boot.

Now that you understand the differences between Dri-Lex and Gore-Tex, you are ready to make the best decision for your feet. If you have any questions about the boots in our inventory, please feel free to contact us by phone, email, or your favorite social media channel and we will be glad to provide you with the information you need.