What differs from usual Chucks is the dense honeycomb-style ripstop nylon upper, which already offers a higher degree of water resistance. However, Gore-Tex products are generally treated with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) to help water bead off the fabric. Gore-Tex’s breathable membrane lines the inside of this high-top, and wearers will know this shoe has it thanks to the enlarged ankle branding. A narrower, densely woven shoelace also prevents excess soakage.
Available now from Livestock, who demonstrate the water-repellence of this Chuck in the images above.