When you think about GORE-TEX sneakers, you probably envision traipsing through snow and ice in winter, which would be typical if global warming weren't a thing. But, now that we're actually heading out for hikes again, it's worth guarding against unexpected showers. Seasonal armor doesn't get much stronger than when equipped with GORE-TEX — the ultimate power in waterproofing and breathability.

GORE-TEX isn't just a reserve of outerwear, though. A far superior cold-weather wardrobe can be achieved by decking yourself out head to toe in the stuff, and every solid fit starts with the feet. Enter GORE-TEX sneakers.

Over recent seasons, sportswear names have become increasingly fond of using GORE-TEX for casual sneakers, resulting in weather-ready footwear that isn't a bulky mountain boot. Even more recently, we've seen the introduction of luxury names into the scene, too. Below, we've picked out a handful of pairs that put W. L. Gore's pioneering fabric to use, ranging from purist trail runners to luxury reboots.

Shop the best GORE-TEX sneakers on the market below.

Merrell Moab Speed GORE-TEX 1TRL

Moab Speed GORE-TEX 1TRL

Moab Speed GORE-TEX 1TRL

$140

Merrell

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If you're not sure your sneakers are thoroughly weatherproof the large GORE-TEX print along the upper should serve as a good reminder. Merrell's roster of trail-ready sneakers are great for all occasions, but this all-white seems like it was made for the streets.

ASICS Gel-Sonoma 6 GTX Sneakers

Gel-Sonoma 6 GTX Sneakers

Gel-Sonoma 6 GTX Sneakers

$69

ASICS

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The only thing better than a pair of Gel-Sonoma's are ones that can protect you from the rain. If you're one to go for run even when it's lightly raining out, these ASICS will keep you on the right path.

adidas Terrex Free Hiker

Terrex Free Hiker Gore-Tex

Terrex Free Hiker Gore-Tex

$168

adidas

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adidas' outdoor-focused subline uses the label's patented Primeknit fabric and wraps it in a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane to create a hi-top sneaker ready for hiking.

Mizuno Wave Daichi 7 GTX

Wave Daichi 7 GTX

Wave Daichi 7 GTX

$165

Mizuno

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Although the Wave Daichi was already designed for the trails its latest material update ensures you can navigate through any terrain, hassle-free.

11 By Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Bamba 2 GTX High Sneakers

Bamba 2 GTX High Sneakers

Bamba 2 GTX High Sneakers

$529

11 By Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon

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Boris Bidjan Saberi is and always will be one of Salomon's best collaborators. This high-top pair is detailed with a dyed-ripstop upper, Contagrip® rubber sole, and of course a bit of GTX to keep your feet dry.

ASICS HS4-S GEL-Sonoma 15-50 GTX Sneakers

HS4-S Gel-Sonoma 15-50 GTX

HS4-S Gel-Sonoma 15-50 GTX

$99

ASICS

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ASICS' ongoing partnership with designer Kiko Kostadinov is one of the more exciting aspects of the sneaker world right now — and this is one of our favorite releases from the partnership so far.

Nike Air Force 1 GTX

Air Force 1 GTX

Air Force 1 GTX

$234

Nike

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The Nike Air Force 1 is a stone-cold classic that forms the basis of rotations through every season. This GORE-TEX update makes the silhouette even more applicable throughout the year. Summer's not always dry and sunny, people.

Salomon Quest 4D GTX Advanced

Quest 4D GTX Advanced

Quest 4D GTX Advanced

$275

Salomon

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Part trail-running sneaker, part military-grade outdoor boot, this Salomon shoe is made for hardcore adventurers so it will be more than functional enough for rainy days in the city.

Nike Air Jordan 1 Element GTX

Air Jordan 1 Element GTX

Air Jordan 1 Element GTX

$188

Nike

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The introduction of GORE-TEX into the world of sneakers has meant that our favorite silhouettes are now made for more and more situations. Now, you can viably go for a wet hike in a pair of Jordan 1s. What a time to be alive.

Moncler Grenoble Trailgrip GTX Sneakers

Trailgrip GTX Sneakers

$750

Moncler

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One of Moncler's latest highlights is undoubtedly the Tailgrip sneakers. These heavy-duty hiking sneakers have dropped just in time to be the lynchpin of your waterproof fall/winter rotation.

and wander x Salomon Outpath GTX

Outpath GTX

Outpath GTX

$185

and wander x Salomon

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Two masters of outdoor gear combine on this shoe, creating a waterproof trail-ready sneaker that includes Japanese label and wander's penchant for adding high-fashion sensibilities to practical outdoor wear. The shoe’s GORE-TEX waterproof membrane is seamlessly joined to a durable ripstop material with a unique crimping technology to provide superior wear resistance.

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