Timberland Chocorua 8″ Gore-Tex® Boot
If you had asked me before to describe GORE-TEX, I would have most likely associated them with rugged outdoor wear. My husband and I both have own GORE-TEX clothing for that we used for sports/outdoors. 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 a basic pair of jeans and a collared shirt are considered fashion essentials – casual shoes with GORE-TEX fabric technology are essential for any on-the-go guy. These shoes are stylish and comfortable and can be worn for more than one activity in any weather condition.
The Timberland Chocorua 8″ Gore-Tex® Boot is just perfect for day hikes and all other outdoor activities. The premium full-grain leather upper with a waterproof membrane keeps your protected and dry on rugged terrain. D-ring lacing system has a fully gusseted tongue that keeps debris out and offers a secure fit. It also features breathable Gore-Tex lining draws moisture out to keep your feet feeling fresh and cool throughout the day. The removable, fully contoured footbed has an exclusive anti-fatigue technology for all-day comfort and support. Finally the durable, rubber lug outsole provides traction on varied terrain to maintain your confident stride.
My husband has been testing these in a variety of settings. Whether he is wearing them around the house, while doing work outside, or on a hike these boots have been just as advertised. He has found that they are supportive, durable, and completely weather proof. They withstood seeding our yard in the rain (and his feet were the only dry part!) and even kept his feet warm and dry in our first (really early) snow storm Halloween weekend where they held up against rain, sleet and snow. He also says they are easy to get on and off and were true to size. A great gift for any guy this holiday season!
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! 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. A great gift for anyone…including yourself!