Why Our Fabric?

GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric leads the industry in providing durable, breathable protection, and it exceeds NFPA requirements for resisting liquid penetration. Our fabric stands up to the tough conditions you encounter when responding to medical emergencies, and it keeps your feet dry, even after multiple exposures to contaminants and while you are standing in water.

Superior Comfort, Fit, and Agility

When you’re working at an emergency scene, your feet need to be stable and agile, and you don’t need your boots to weigh you down. Boots with our fabric are lighter weight, which reduces fatigue and increases stamina. Also, because leather boots are form-fitting, they are comfortable, flexible, and easy to put on and take off.

Breathable Protection from Liquids, Blood, and Body Fluids

You’re likely to run into many different liquids (everything from water to blood to gasoline) when you’re at an emergency scene. GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric is the industry leader when it comes to protecting you from water, blood, body fluids, and common accident-scene chemicals, while offering you unparalleled comfort due to its breathability. If sweat from your feet cannot escape the footwear, you could end up getting blisters and other ailments that can prevent you from working.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership

When buying footwear, look beyond the initial investment. When you factor in the benefits of improved durability and longer life, you’ll find that boots with GORE® CROSSTECH® footwear fabric offer the best combination of comfort, protection, and overall value.

The Gore Advantage

Having footwear that withstands the conditions in which you work depends on the quality of the fabrics’ construction and the manufacturing process of the footwear. For 35 years, W. L. Gore & Associates has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier fabrics for first responder and military applications. At Gore, we work closely with our licensed manufacturers from initial product design to rigorous laboratory and field testing, and through to final product performance — all to ensure that you can be confident that your footwear does what we say it will do.

Warning: No products, including garments, footwear, and gloves, protect completely, even when new; their protective performance will decline with wear, tear, abrasion, and other damage associated with use.