Future Design Options for GORE-TEX Safety Footwear

Helmut Klug, Product Specialist GORE-TEX Professional Safety Boots

We conducted a survey among consumers using safety footwear and their feedback was that the GORE-TEX Brand stands for increased breathability in addition to waterproofness. While durable waterproofness is a must for wearers, breathability is top of mind: it is relevant and a constant need as sweating is an issue for physically active workers. 

Helmut Klug, Product Specialist GORE-TEX Professional Safety Boots

Building on its existing research in garment design trends, GORE-TEX Professional is now inspiring its manufacturers of protective clothing with new safety footwear designs. Collaborating with Johan Johannson of Tailormade Production, the GORE-TEX Professional Team has created design options for safety footwear applying innovative GORE-TEX product technology.   Explore more about our footwear product technologies here

Future Design Study

Summarizing the voice of the consumer, resarch conducted by Ipsos Research in 2020:

  • GORE-TEX brand is the brand for synthetic and high performance fabrics: the GORE-TEX brand is well-known amongst safety footwear users. 
  • GORE-TEX brand stands for increased breathability in addition to waterproofness: the GORE-TEX brand is directly linked and trusted to increase the breathability of safety shoes
  • GORE-TEX brand is a sign of high-quality shoes:  for many end-users, a shoe with GORE-TEX product technology is perceived as “the better safety shoe”, and even increases trust that the shoe will actually fulfill all safety demands.

Gore revolutionized the outerwear industry with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX fabric 40 years ago and remains a leading innovator of performance apparel. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more. From hiking in downpours to military operations and fighting fires, Gore’s deep understanding of consumer and industry needs drives development of products with meaningful performance advantages. https://www.goretexprofessional.com/uk


About Gore

W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 11,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $3.8 billion. gore.com