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post #10 of (permalink) Old 08-28-2014, 12:34 PM
Rachelo
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quote:Originally posted by Sodbuster

I don't see the point of gortex in a full leather boot either. For one thing (I don't think was mentioned yet) is to get a gortex jacket to work after a while you wash and dry it to reactivate... can't do that with a boot!
While washing is necessary so the goretex isn't filled with crap, the heat drying is to activate the DWR coating, not the goretex. So that part wouldn't be an issue with the boot, since the outside is treated differently.
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