Waterproof Running Shoes – What Are They?

Waterproof running shoes are designed to keep your feet dry while conquering those wet terrains such as rain and snow. Most are made with Gore-Tex®, which is a waterproof /breathable fabric. Many 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 brand. With that being said it can be a little confusing at first when shopping for a pair. 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 model called Nike Air Pegasus+ 26 GTX.

The majority of gymshoe manufacturers make waterproof versions 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 are available in men’s and women’s sizes and a few brands in kids sizes. And they can be found at just about any on-line or off-line retail outlet. 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 for all levels 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 they can serve as more than just a running shoe. These shoes are also great for walking, mountain biking, and hiking and 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.