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Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Jaysus » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:31 am

How hot do Gore Tex Shoes make your feet in the summer?

I have a pair of eVent Keens low hikers that are flat out hot - great golf shoe otherwise, but I'm thinking they will be winter only for me (or my monsoon shoes - lol). I am looking for a lighter pair of golf shoes for the summer, and had been planning to go without Gore-Tex...

Will a Gore Tex shoe really be that much hotter than the same shoe without gore tex?
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Timko » Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:49 am

They make your feet sweat. Everyone has different feat and different levels of "sweatness," but they're warmer than non Gore Tex shoes for sure.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby rusch_bag » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:29 am

It hasn't even been that warm out this year yet, but I had to get another pair of shoes because my feet were getting too hot. I still wear my shoes with gore tex if the ground is wet though. I got them for throwing in the snow originally.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby dgdave » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:47 am

My Merrells are hot as hell and heavy. My Salomons and north face shoes are very manageable.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Eric O » Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:04 am

Jaysus wrote:How hot do Gore Tex Shoes make your feet in the summer?

Will a Gore Tex shoe really be that much hotter than the same shoe without gore tex?
I do not like W/B shoes for summer golf for a couple reasons.

First off, your feet will for sure not stay cool and breathe as well as they would with a more ventilated upper. Second, the membrane adds unnecessary weight and complexity in the shoe when it is not required. Finally, the W/B shoes are more expensive and the membrane only does it's job for so long, so I'd rather lengthen their lifespan by only putting wear and mileage on them when necessary.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby jeremy » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:59 pm

Winter and wet seasons I wear gore-tex Salomons, and in the summer have a light vented pair of Salomons, and several other light shoes for disc golf Nike's, and New Balance. I try to rotate my shoes weekly to keep the wear about the same. I recommed not wearing gore-tex shoes in the summer.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby PeterM_Vang » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:01 am

Gore-Tex shoes will be much hotter. I used to wear Gore-Tex shoes all the time but, my feet were always really hot in the summer time. In some shoes my feet felt so hot that I thought I was getting blisters and at the end of two rounds, my feet were really sore. I didn't think the gore-tex made that big of a difference until I switched to a non gore-tex shoe. Now I only use gore-tex in the snow and in the rain. I am currently wearing the Nike Wildedge for dry weather and the Nike Wildedge GTX in the snow or rain. It's a great shoe that is very durable. You can get a pair off of Ebay for about $40-$60. I'd say they are more comfortable than my North Face or my Salomons.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby spitfire » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:05 am

How hot are the seal skin socks? I imagine they are just as hot gore tex if not hotter. I thought for summer i would grab a pair of NB and try out the seal socks.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Shaolintrained » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:27 am

spitfire wrote:How hot are the seal skin socks? I imagine they are just as hot gore tex if not hotter. I thought for summer i would grab a pair of NB and try out the seal socks.


I wouldn't advise it. Those sealskins do get pretty warm. I wore my goretex Salomons all last Summer and they were fine. Anytime I put on SealSkins it just gets too hardcore. They work wonders in the winter though.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby spitfire » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:50 am

Shaolintrained wrote:
spitfire wrote:How hot are the seal skin socks? I imagine they are just as hot gore tex if not hotter. I thought for summer i would grab a pair of NB and try out the seal socks.


I wouldn't advise it. Those sealskins do get pretty warm. I wore my goretex Salomons all last Summer and they were fine. Anytime I put on SealSkins it just gets too hardcore. They work wonders in the winter though.



That's kinda what i thought. I am just going to wear my NB's. If I have to go into water oh well. Now if it is rainy out I will wear my gortex with gaiters.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Shaolintrained » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:52 am

spitfire wrote:
Shaolintrained wrote:
spitfire wrote:How hot are the seal skin socks? I imagine they are just as hot gore tex if not hotter. I thought for summer i would grab a pair of NB and try out the seal socks.


I wouldn't advise it. Those sealskins do get pretty warm. I wore my goretex Salomons all last Summer and they were fine. Anytime I put on SealSkins it just gets too hardcore. They work wonders in the winter though.



That's kinda what i thought. I am just going to wear my NB's. If I have to go into water oh well. Now if it is rainy out I will wear my gortex with gaiters.


That's definitely the way to go. Good shootin' this season, Fella.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Jaysus » Mon May 04, 2009 9:06 am

With all that being said... thank goodness for the goretex shoes I had on during the rain soaked round I played yesterday - my paws stayed dry as could be.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Seneca_22 » Wed May 20, 2009 8:50 am

Never really thought about how hot my feet get during disc. I know I have a couple pairs of basketball shoes that don't breath well when I play ball, but as far as disc shoes, I don't remember my gortex solomons making my feet any hotter. My only gripe was the forefoot cushoining sucked. I've since got a pair of nike gortex runners with much better forefoot cushioning.
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby JKP » Wed May 20, 2009 9:05 am

My feet are sweating in 70 degree weather! i take them off inbetween rounds and let them cool
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Re: Gore Tex Shoes

Postby Fullbag » Fri May 22, 2009 12:30 am

JKP wrote:My feet are sweating in 70 degree weather! i take them off inbetween rounds and let them cool

Wow! I wish I was able to take my feet of too!
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