Athletic shoes are a type of footwear designed to provide extra support and cushion while performing physical or sporting activities such as basketball, tennis, running, and wallking. athletic shoes are made of soft flexible materials with well cushioned soles, which are generally made of rubber. Due to their comfort and appealing designs, athletic shoes have been recently marketed also as a lifestyle, trendy footwear for casual use.
GTX, which stands for Gore-Tex®, is the registered trademark name of a synthetic waterproof and breathable fabric used for making waterproof and breathable outerwear, sportswear and as lining material on footwear. The main feature of the Gore-Tex® fabric is a triple-layer membrane that provides an impenetrable barrier against wind and water while maintaining breathability.
Lowa Zephyr GTX Mid Lowa
March 13, 2013
Reviewer: BCB from Coastal Plain of Georgia
Totally Impressed! Product is great, shipping was fast and price was really good. After getting plantar fasciitis from running in my old hunting boots I read these offered great support. It is all true! The price was so good I paid for fast shipping and it was at my house at 10:30 the next day! 5 stars for Lowa and Shoebuy!
Wears this shoe: Hunting, casual
Merrell Moab Mid Gore-Tex XCR Comfort and beyond!
March 09, 2013
Reviewer: AF Civ Medic from California
I actually own 2 pair of these and looking at buying a third pair in the darker color. I have worn these in all sorts of environments including dry deserts of the SW, rain, and snow. I have worn them up in the Sierra Nevadas hiking and to walk on the beach in Orange County, Ca. My boots have been with me on excursions in the desert with Air Force EOD teams and have never failed me nor left me with tired sore feet. I love these boots. I have friends that are US Army Rangers who wear these in Afghanistan. They are a all around great boot and it will be a sad day if they are ever stopped being produced.
Wears this shoe: all the time!!
Merrell Moab Gore-Tex XCR Good shoe
March 03, 2013
Reviewer: Anonymous from Colorado
This is the 3rd pair of these shoes I've bought, I'm on my feet a lot so want something comfortable. I work well hiking.
Wears this shoe: All day, use them at work.
Danner Striker 45 II GTX 4.5" Not Happy
February 28, 2013
Reviewer: Robert from Miami
I have bought Danners for years now and this is the first pair that I do not like. Instead of the 4.5 inch its now 6", almost a full boot and very uncomfortable.
Wears this shoe: Work
Lowa Renegade III GTX Mid I may be the ultimate tester
February 20, 2013
Reviewer: Bonnie from Mount Hood, Oregon
I had a very bad accident with multiple broken bones in my foot. Had 3 very involved surgeries. I am left unable to work. And I thought unable to walk. I ordered 18 different hiking boots thru mail order. These are the only boots/shoes that have allowed me to walk. I bought 3 pairs to rotate them & have worn them exclusively for 18 months . This pretty much says it all about support and comfort.
Wears this shoe: Every day