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post #26 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 07:51 PM
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Some Meindl boots are still without Goretex: their double-stitched Norwegian welted ones. This is from the description for one of them:

"In combination with the heavy duty norwegian welt you can say goodbye to your Gore-tex boots forever."

It used to be you could equate Goretex with lots of seams which would make sense, although a pair of Vasque Sundowners (mostly one-piece) I had in the early 90's had Goretex. Of course I thought that was cool at the time! So it's too bad if it's true that almost all boots have Goretex, including near one-piece ones.
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