GORE-TEX Casual Shoes (Ara’s Paula Boots)
If you had asked me before to describe GORE-TEX, I would have most likely associated them with rugged outdoor wear.Â My husband and I both have own GORE-TEX clothing for that we used for sports/outdoors.Â Not only have these items lasted for years, but their technology that provides warmth and protection from the elements has remained just as good as it was the day we first bought our items.
Today GORE-TEX is still a leader in rugged outdoor apparel, however, times are changing and the GORE brand now works with several fashion brands, including Clarks, Ecco, Ara and Stuart Weitzman, and Timberland (among others) to offer casual shoes with GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable technology inside.
Just as the little black dress, a basic pair of jeans and a collared shirt are considered fashion essentials â€“ casual shoes with GORE-TEX fabric technology are essential for any on-the-go woman.Â These styles are sleek, stylish and are ideal for traveling, running errands, a day at the office or a night on the town.Â They are versatile and can be worn for more than one activity in any weather condition.
The boots I received are what I would call a staple for any woman’s cold weather apparel…the black boot.Â I’ve tested the Ara Paula Boot with GORE-TEX in everything from morning dew, to rainy days, and even in “Snowtober’s” ridiculous rain, sleet and snow Halloween weekend.Â Not surprisingly given the GORE-TEX technology, my feet and legs have remained warm and totally dry.
I own several pairs if knee high black boots with varied heel heights, and although some kept my feet warm in cold weather, none were really perfect when it came to keeping the elements totally out.Â The Ara Paula boot is stylish, great for every day wear, comfortable, has great arch support, and of course keeps you warm and dry!Â I found that the boots were also true to size. The boots also have excellent traction and the side zippers allowed easy access in and out of the boot.
You can purchase this boot at Zappos.com here (they offer free shipping and free returns) and are my favorite online shoe retailer.
While your shopping at Zappos.com, check out all of the GORE-Tex items. There are over six hundred pairs of men, women and children’s shoes available with the GORE-TEX technology!Â I have always had certain shoe brands I trusted, and now going forward we’ll be purchasing everything from sneakers, boots and casual shoes with GORE-TEX. Otherwise, you could find yourself cold, wet, and wishing for that extra protection.Â A great gift for anyone…including yourself!