Fall/winter is a time when we push a figurative button on our wardrobes, swapping sheer shirts for wool sweaters and adding weather-repellent function to our outerwear. Seasonal armor doesn't get much stronger than when equipped with GORE-TEX — the ultimate power in waterproof 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. Below, we've picked out a handful of pairs that put W. L. Gore's pioneering fabric to use.

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

ASICS Gel-Trabuco 9 GT-X Sneakers

Gel-Trabuco 9 GT-X Sneakers

Gel-Trabuco 9 GT-X Sneakers

$140

ASICS

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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It's a funny world that we live in. A recent conversation at Highsnobiety HQ revolved around how much many of this season's high-fashion silhouettes looked like utilitarian ASICS designs. The Gel-Trabuco 9 GT-X is stylish and reinforced by waterproof GORE-TEX for a warm, dry season.

Reebok CRITIC Edition Club C 85 Sneakers

CRITIC Edition Club C 85 Sneakers

CRITIC Edition Club C 85 Sneakers

$130

Reebok

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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We love seeing the lifespan of our favorite models extended and that's exactly what this GORE-TEX edition of the Reebok Club C 85 does. No longer is this staple silhouette a summer special, it now extends into the depths of fall and winter, too.

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi x Salomon Bamba 2 High Sneakers

Salomon Bamba 2 High Sneakers

Salomon Bamba 2 High Sneakers

$640

11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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Designer Boris Bidjan Saberi's ongoing partnership with Salomon is one of the most underrated collaborations in the world of sneakers today. Each drop sees Salomon's fan-favorite sneakers flipped on their head with dystopian aesthetics. This pair of waterproof Bamba 2 High Sneakers is ready for the apocalypse.

adidas Terrex Swift R-3 Hiking Shoes

Terrex Swift R-3 Hiking Shoes

Terrex Swift R-3 Hiking Shoes

$150

adidas

Buy at adidas US

adidas' Terrex range is basically the extreme-weather arm of the sportswear giant. Hard-wearing sole units and waterproof uppers act as suits of armor for the Three Stripes' sleek silhouettes.

HOKA One One Kaha Low GTX

Kaha Low GTX

$215

HOKA One One

Buy at Highsnobiety

HOKA One One's wildly comfortable running sneakers invaded our lifestyle rotations a long time ago. Now they're even applicable throughout fall and winter thanks to a rugged Vibram sole unit and waterproof upper.

Nike ACG Mountain Fly GORE-TEX Sneakers

ACG Mountain Fly GORE-TEX Sneakers

ACG Mountain Fly GORE-TEX Sneakers

$180

Nike

Buy at Mr Porter

Nike's answer to adidas Terrex is Nike All Conditions Gear or Nike ACG for short. The Nike Mountain Fly silhouette feels like a sleek runner but a wrap-around sole unit, wide laces, and GORE-TEX upper suggest that this pair was designed to deal with more than your evening run through the park.

Clarks Originals GORE-TEX Wallabees

GORE-TEX Wallabees

GORE-TEX Wallabees

$240

Clarks Originals

15% off sitewide FW2021

15% off sitewide FW2021

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For those looking to add a bit of diversity to their fall/winter rotations, this pair of Clarks Originals Wallabees is the answer. A fresh white sole unit replaces the usual crepe gum sole while the paneled upper now features a GORE-TEX shell to deal with the unpredictability of the season.

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