Geox Technical Info
Geox breathes® patented system, a breakthrough innovation in the footwear industry
Rubber shoes, introduced more than 50 years ago, represented a technological achievement that changed the life of millions of people on the planet - waterproof footwear that kept people`s feet dry and warm, especially in winter.
However, the downside was the lack of feet perspiration, not a minor detail considering that the third highest concentration of sweating glands is right on the feet soles.
Geox addressed this problem with a simple yet revolutionary patented system.
Geox breathes® patented system
Micro-holes in the rubber outsole let perspiration from the feet out of the shoes, the protective breathable membrane keeps water out and the feet dry.
Geox outsole challenged the historical conception of holes in shoes - the first step of the Geox revolution.
A series of micro-holes were made in the rubber outsole, positioned in correspondence of the highest concentration of sweat glands under the foot soles.
The Geox revolution has been made possible after extensive research and development of the membrane, made of a special micro-porous material which absorbs sweat through the insole and lets it out in the form of water vapour.
This process is made possible as the membrane`s micro-pores are larger than water vapour molecules, but smaller than water droplets - hence keeping water out and the feet dry.
THE FINAL CONSUMER BENEFIT
It is natural to sweat through the feet - it is unhealthy to keep the sweat inside of the shoes.
The thermographic test shows that by eliminating humidity from the inside of the shoe, the Geox system allows balancing the ideal microclimate inside of the footwear, with the result of dry feet, much less overheated than feet wearing shoes with conventional rubber sole.