It’s Waterproof Season!

Goretex week starts Nov. 11-17th at Foot Traffic

Demo the newest running and walking shoes featuring GORE-TEX waterproof fabric. Including the cushy and warm Ghost 12 GTX from Brooks (see above). Five shops! Five nights! Prizes! Libations! Snacks and more!
  • Opening Day!! at Foot Traffic Vancouver Nov 11th
  • Try dry and warm GORE-TEX demos while eating a pumpkin pie at Foot Traffic West’s Pie K Fun Run on Nov 13th


Cut three holes in a garbage sack and you’ve got yourself a waterproof “jacket.” However, plastic sacks don’t wick moisture and they don’t breath, so your perspiration stays inside and you quick have a soggy, cold torso. To avoid trapping perspiration, GORE-TEX fabric has billions of pores of a size to allow water vapor (sweat) to escape from the warm inside while keeping water droplets (and wind) out on the chilly side. The Brooks Ghost 12 GTX uses an incorporated GORE-TEX liner to keep feet warm and dry.
“The GORE-TEX® membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside…. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body’s perspiration is able to escape and you don’t get clammy and uncomfortable,” according to GORE-TEX.
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