Greatest Gear For 2015: ‘Best In Show’ Awards At Outdoor Retailer

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‘Surround’ Footwear Platform From Gore — When W. L. Gore & Associates launches a new footwear technology brands pay attention. This year, 25 footwear brands took note of the company’s GORETEX Surround, a waterproof shoe design platform that adds breathability to the sole with a woven polyester mesh insole spacer and other features.

Look to La Sportiva, Mammut, Salewa, Scarpa, Treksta, Zamberlan, and other brands in 2015 for the “surround” experience.