A Second Gore-Tex Adventure

As you know we are currently working as Gore-Tex Family Ambassadors which means we’re testing out new shoes each season and putting them through the paces on our adventures!  (You can read about our first Summer Gore-Tex Adventure)

Today the girls wore their Gore-Tex shoes for a Big Day Out to the zoo.  Unfortunately Ben’s shoes are already too small so he wasn’t able to wear his.  We have spent the best part of 6 hours at the zoo today, walking around and exploring.  

Although there’s obviously no guarantees at this time of year we did quite well with the weather, the rain held off and it wasn’t too cold.  The girls’ shoes were ideal for the weather conditions, they weren’t going to get wet feet if it rained but equally the Gore-Tex Surround technology meant I knew they wouldn’t get sweaty feet either! 

The fit and fastenings of the shoes means that the shoes are sturdy and supportive, they’re not going to fall off or rub.  

What we love about them: 

* The Velcro / zip fastenings make it considerably easier for the kids to be independent in putting on and taking off their own shoes

* These shoes are specifically designed to keep feet cool making them the idea Spring / Summer adventure shoe!  No sweaty feet here!

* They’re lightweight and comfortable

* The shoes are supportive and “sensible” – as you would expect.

* There’s no rubbing – from first wear the kids were comfortable and happy to explore all day

* They’re flexible – perfect for all that climbing or walking over uneven ground

What we’re not so keen on: 

* They’re pink and sparkly – whilst this doesn’t impact on their effectiveness whatsoever it really doesn’t make them aesthetically pleasing in my book!  (Of course I know this is just personal taste!)

* The suede effect finish will look tired quickly – though I must admit it’s wearing better than I had expected!  Whilst I know these are a Spring / Summer shoe and should therefore not get quite so dirty as an Autumn / Winter pair I would still prefer a more wipe clean material for this sort of shoe.  

Overall I’m really impressed with our Gore-Tex shoes and can’t wait to try out the new Autumn / Winter range over the coming coming months. 

*Disclaimer – We were sent three pairs of shoes free of charge as part of our Gore-Tex Family Ambassadors role however all thoughts and opinions remain our own*


  1. September 22, 2015 / 7:05 am

    I really like the style and practically of Gore-Tex shoes. I clicked to see if they have other colours as well as pink and sparkly and was really impressed with the choices 🙂


  2. Pippa Ainsworth
    September 22, 2015 / 8:13 am

    I'm not keen on the colours either but I do think they look like a good design, comfortable and practical to wear. Shame so many shoe companies don't see past pink and sparkly for girls' shoes.

  3. September 22, 2015 / 7:14 am

    I always struggle with suede on shoes, always seems to ruin quickly, they look lovely on your girls! #triedtested

  4. September 22, 2015 / 7:16 am

    Despite the colour (that we all know you have an adversion to) I do think they are proving to be hard wearing and versatile. The girls look cute in them. The monkeys have been wearing theirs alot. x

  5. Tracey Grannum
    September 22, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Thanks for a great and honest review; I agree with you about the suede effect. Whenever we've had that on our shoes it has never worn well, which is a shame, but children do wear their shoes hard!
    We've purchased the Gor-Tex trainers before and they do have other colours (we're not a sparkly pink household either!) and & I would say they've been good value for money
    Thnx for hosting #TriedTested

  6. September 22, 2015 / 8:36 am

    Aw I love the colour! They look like a great pair of shoes, gore-tex is not somewhere I would have thought to look for shoes.

  7. September 22, 2015 / 8:38 am

    I too would prefer a wipe clean material, so much easier with the state my little one gets in!.
    but these do look comfy and practical 🙂 x

  8. September 22, 2015 / 8:49 am

    They look and sound like great shoes for little feet….I know what you mean about the colour….My girl would of course love them. She is all for pink & sparkly x

  9. September 22, 2015 / 8:51 am

    They look like great shoes. Love the colours and great that they're durable and comfortable too #TriedTested

  10. September 22, 2015 / 9:11 am

    The fact that they don't rub on the first wear and they are comfortable makes these sound great in my book.


  11. September 22, 2015 / 10:19 am

    Those look really good – we often take the kids out walking in their wellies which isn't ideal sometimes. We could really do with some shoes like these!

  12. September 22, 2015 / 9:19 am

    I love how hardy these seem! So many brands just can't seem to make shoes that can withstand a toddler let along a bigger kid and all their running around and acrobatics!

  13. September 22, 2015 / 9:43 am

    I like the idea they keep feet cool as little feet can get so hot can't they #TriedTested

  14. September 22, 2015 / 9:58 am

    Aw these look good – especially with the velcro. I know what you mean about the sparkly though! #triedtested

  15. Mummy Melton
    September 22, 2015 / 11:14 am

    We're currently looking for shoes for Mini M as he has lived in his doodles all summer. Will check out the boys range

  16. Living With The Mess
    September 22, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    These look great, fab to have a shoe that won't let little ones' feet get too sweaty! #TriedTested

  17. September 22, 2015 / 11:06 am

    I always get Gore-Tex boots for BB in winter – they might be a bit pricey but worth itx #TriedTested

  18. September 22, 2015 / 11:48 am

    I am a huge fan of gore-tex and they are just the best footwear for our children in my opinion. I do agree the designs and colours are a little limited, but sure over time hopefully that'll change. x

  19. September 22, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    I like Gore-Tex, it makes things more breathable and in shoes that's so important. I'm with you on the pink too.

  20. September 22, 2015 / 12:20 pm

    I haven't ever thought about Gore-Tex shoes for the kids, always think they are a walking book brand and didn't realise they did kids everyday shoes.

  21. September 22, 2015 / 12:51 pm

    I'm always looking for new hard wearing shoes for my son so might have to check Gore-Tex out. I've seen the adverts on TV but never considered them. I'll have a nosey the next time I'm at the shops though as I'm sure my son will need shoes pretty soon.

  22. Emma Lofthouse-Burch
    September 22, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I've not heard of this brand before but they look great x

  23. September 22, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I've heard good things about gore-tex and these look very comfy! #triedtested

  24. September 22, 2015 / 3:36 pm

    Not heard of the brand before but the shoes look gorgeous! Love the colour and style x

  25. September 22, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    They look great, its not a brand which we have brought before but the fact that they eliminate sweat and are water proof really appeals to me. Monkey has a tendency to wear his shoes out just before going up another size. I may give them ago to see if they can stand up to his punishment! Thanks for hosting #TriedTested

  26. September 22, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    Hahaha I love pink and sparkly shoes! Well I am only 2! Never heard of this brand. Great review! #TriedTested

  27. September 22, 2015 / 8:39 pm

    We haven't ventured beyond the start-rite shop for the boys shoes. These sound like they do a good job

  28. September 23, 2015 / 9:05 am

    my daughter would of loved these all pink and sparkly! they do sound great for days out like yours nice to know they are comfortable for all that walking #triedtested

  29. September 24, 2015 / 9:27 pm

    I know goretex, as a good material for walking boots – we love hiking – so I'm sure your girls feet were very comfy. I definitely agree on the pink side. I'm not a fan of pink and glitter in any guise…

  30. katefever
    September 25, 2015 / 6:21 pm

    I love how breathable these are, perfect for long days out.

  31. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    September 27, 2015 / 1:09 pm

    These look great, and it's good to hear that the suede is wearing well. can't wait to hear how the autumn/winter shoes fare!

  32. September 28, 2015 / 12:26 pm

    The girls certainly look comfy in them – I'll have to have a look at the boys range, Toby always seems to manage to get wet feet at nursery so Gortex would probably be a good idea!

  33. Victoria MyLittleLBlog
    September 28, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    i like the look of them,hi tops more so

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