How Does Gore Tex Work in Combat Boots?

Gore Tex waterproof fabric has been around since 1980 when it was patented by inventor Bob Gore for use on rain jackets. But how does this technology work, specifically on footwear, to include combat and tactical boots? The concept is simple. Gore Tex fabric is constructed of multiple layers. The outer layer of Gore Tex is constructed from a material that contains millions of microscopic pores, smaller than a molecule of water. This creates a physical barrier that stops water from passing through. This is what most people understand Gore Tex to do. However, today’s Gore Tex also provides an added benefit by wicking moisture from the...