Wellco Enterprises has specified GORE-TEX® footwear fabric to provide waterproof, breathable protection in its new Smith & Wesson Guardian GTX series of footwear for law enforcement professionals. The fabric keeps feet drier and more comfortable by preventing exposure to rain and inclement weather, while allowing moisture vapor (perspiration) to escape. The Wellco footwear is among the lightest weight high-performance shoes and boots on the market today, combining comfort with excellent traction and protection against the harsh elements that patrol and tactical officers encounter on the job.
According to Kerry Ferguson, Wellco’s director of marketing, “We chose Gore-Tex footwear fabric as the waterproof barrier because of its reputation for delivering long-lasting breathability and protection. While working with Gore during the design and construction of these new boots, we found that their commitment to delivering high-quality products is backed by years of expertise in barrier design and some of the most rigorous performance testing available in the industry today.”
W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. specializes in fluoropolymer innovations with technology-driven applications in consumer, electronic, pharmaceutical, and medical product manufacturing. In the fabrics arena, Gore has been a pioneer in developing high-performance barrier products for use in military, law enforcement, domestic preparedness, firefighting, EMS, and technical rescue applications.