The Low-Down on gore-Tex

Getting dressed to leave the house on a rainy day poses a number of challenges beyond trying to tame frizzy hair and waiting for the laundry to dry. While you can easily protect the top half of your outfit with an umbrella and raincoat, few footwear designs stand strong in the face of wet and wild conditions.

 

At first glance gumboots might seem like a viable option but wear them for more than a few minutes and your feet will feel like a furnace, plus you can’t exactly get away with dressing like Paddington Bear at the office or to a social catch up with friends.

 

A unique technology that remains cutting edge despite being invented almost 50 years ago, Gore-Tex is waterproof on the outside yet still breathable on the inside to ensure optimum comfort in all temperatures and conditions - making it perfect for wet weather wear.

 

Favoured by footwear designers including Ara, Ecco and Mephisto, shoes made with Gore-Tex lining create a healthy environment for the feet.

 

Though it looks like any other fabric to the naked eye, on a molecular level Gore-Tex is more complicated than most fibres. Boasting 1.4 billion pores per square centimetre, Gore-Tex is a lot like human skin - the small pores stop water from penetrating from the outside while still allowing perspiration to escape from the inside.

 

Built to last, shoes with Gore-Tex lining are easy to care for and with a few precautions, you’ll get years of enjoyment out of each pair.

 

To keep your favourite Gore-Tex shoes in tip top condition season after season we recommend using Ecco’s Outdoor Footwear Cleaner for stains and stubborn dirt as well as Ecco’s Repel Waterproofing Spray; both are available in store and online at Paul Carroll.

 

From boots to sneakers, Paul Carroll is home to a large range of Gore-Tex lined shoes that fuse functionality with fashion to go the extra mile.

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Women's Shoe Sizing Chart

 
AUS / US Size UK Size EURO Size Length (cm's)
3 1 32 20.2
33 20.6
4 2 34 21.1
35 21.5
5 3 35 21.9
36 22.3
6 4 37 22.8
38 23.2
7 5 38 23.6
39 24.0
8 6 39 24.5
40 24.9
9 7 41 25.3
42 25.7
10 8 42 26.2
10½ 43 26.6
11 9 43 27
11½ 44 27.4
12 10 44 27.8
12½ 10½ 45 28.3
13 11 46 28.7
14 12 47 29.5
15 13 48 30.4

Because the foot is three-dimensional, any measuring device, can only approximate your true shoe size. Please also keep in mind that manufacturers use different lasts to construct their shoes, and sizing may vary accordingly to the maker or style.

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Men's Shoe Sizing Chart

 
AUS / US Size UK Size EURO Size Length (cm's)
6 5 39 23.6
39 24.0
7 6 40 24.5
40 24.9
8 7 41 25.3
42 25.7
9 8 42 26.2
43 26.6
10 9 43 27
10½ 44 27.4
11 10 44 27.8
11½ 10½ 45 28.3
12 11 46 28.7
13 12 47 29.5
14 13 48 30.4
15 14 49 31.2
16 15 50 32

Because the foot is three-dimensional, any measuring device, can only approximate your true shoe size. Please also keep in mind that manufacturers use different lasts to construct their shoes, and sizing may vary accordingly to the maker or style.

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