W L Gore announces availability of extended comfort footwear technology

W L Gore & Associates, Inc., an American manufacturing company specializing in products derived from fluoropolymers, has announced that its comfort technology is now available in tactical military and law enforcement footwear.

Originally engineered for military use in desert and jungle climates, GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear provides breathability that is equal to or higher than non-waterproof footwear. These boots help keep feet cool for extended missions, making them the ideal all-season boot for patrol and tactical officers in most regions of North America as well as military personnel stationed in warm to temperate climates.

GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear enables military and law enforcement professionals to have a single pair of boots for the widest range of climates.

Engineered specifically to maximize breathability and comfort, the singlewall construction of GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear eliminates the need for extra lining, making the footwear a more lightweight alternative, the company said.

Available in desert tan and/or black from the Belleville Boot Company, Propper International, Reebok, and Shoe Technology Company (STC), GORE-TEX extended comfort footwear provides protection outside in challenging conditions and comfort inside the station, vehicle, or garrison, the company added.

According to Bill Candy, North American footwear product specialist, Gore is currently working with these manufacturers to meet the changing needs of military and law enforcement professionals.

Candy explains, "These professionals like the support and protection provided by tactical boots, but they can get very warm in the summer seasons. We developed the extended comfort technology to provide a lightweight solution that is more comfortable so the boots can be worn all day long and all year long, regardless of the weather."