GEAR REVIEW: Mesh vs. Gortex vs. rubber hiking shoes

What happens to your feet when the trail is wet depends on the shoe.

In this video I compare a standard New Balance Leadville 1210 trail runner, to a Gortex Salomon Ultra II hiking shoe, and a Bogs Ultra Mid rubber boot as I cover conditions ranging from a short wet day hike to spending multiple days hiking in feet of snow.

Skip ahead to the 12:00 minute mark for the one-minute summary.

Find out more about my hike of the Pacific Crest Trail and this fantastic van this video was filmed in on


Woodscrafters Apprentice says:

Absolutely, gortex doesnt breath at all. great for heavy boots but not hiking shoes.

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