Mar 30

Waterproof Running Shoes, What Are They

Waterproof running shoes are running shoes that are designed to keep your feet dry while conquering those wet terrains such as rain and snow.

Most waterproof running shoes are made with Gore-Tex, which is a waterproof /breathable fabric.
Many of the waterproof running shoes are styled after trail running shoes with their thick sole and aggressive tread design. In fact, some manufactures make a non-waterproof model and waterproof model of the exact same trail running shoe. With that being said it can be a little confusing at first when shopping for a waterproof running shoe. So a little trick is the look for the GTX, which is a abbreviation Gore-Tex, at the end of the model name of the shoe. Most, not all, manufactures do this. For example Nike makes a waterproof running shoe named Nike AirPegasus+ 26 GTX.

The majority of athletic shoe manufacturers make waterproof running shoes such as Adidas, New Balance, and Nike. Other manufactures include Salomon, The North Face, Keen, Vasque, Invo-8, and Saucony. On average prices for waterproof running shoes range between $100.00 – $150.00. These shoes are available in men’s and women’s sizes and a few brands in kids sizes. You can find waterproof running shoes at just about any on-line retailers such as roadrunnersports, altre, and zappos. Or off-line retail outlets like Dicks Sporting Goods, Foot Locker, and REI. You are more likely to find wider variety on-line, most physical retail stores tend to only carry 1 or 2 models depending on your geographic location.

Waterproof running shoes are great shoes for all types of runners. From the novice to the extreme these shoes can keep your feet keep dry, giving you that extra confidence to sprint through those puddles or tackle those snow filled roads. However, these shoes can serve more than just as a running shoes. Waterproof running shoes are great for walking, mountain biking, and hiking. They can make a good everyday shoe. The cushion and support of these shoes makes tackling everyday events such as shopping, dropping off the kids, and family outdoor functions, that much easier. And with the waterproof feature you know you are covered if the weather should happen to turn on you.

So the next time you are in the market for comfortable all around shoe, look in some waterproof running shoes. They can provide comfort, style, and keep your feet nice and dry no matter the season.


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