Re: Looking for boots/shoes
You're reading way too much into this.
What Gore is trying to say is that if your feet are wet and clammy "especially in colder weather" they will not feel warm. That's all. There is NO appreciable difference in warmer weather.
The main reason I have more than one pair is so that I'm not wearing $100+ shoes EVERYWHERE. If I can get away with wearing the $60 non-GoreTex models, I will. Then when the soles are worn, I might not have to fork over another $100. But I could much more easily wear the GoreTex everywhere as I wouldn't have to worry about dew and rain.
Another reason for GoreTex shoes is that I don't like socks very much, so there is no way I'm going to wear GoreTex socks with another pair of liners.
Just get 'em! You WILL be amazed.
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