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Geox Breathes® Patented System

Rubber shoes, introduced more than 50 years ago, represented a technological achievement that changed the life of millions of people-waterproof footwear that kept people's feet dry and warm, especially in winter. The downside was the lack of feet perspiration, a major detail because the third highest concentration of sweat glands is on the soles of the feet. Geox addressed this problem with a simple yet revolutionary patented system.

Geox breathes® patented system
Micro holes in the shoe's rubber outsole allow perspiration to vent, while the protective breathable membrane keeps water out and feet dry.

1. The Problem 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.

2. The Membrane 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 vapor. This process is possible because the membrane's micro pores are larger than water vapor molecules, but smaller than water droplets, hence keeping water out and feet dry.

3. The Benefit It is natural to sweat through the feet, but it is unhealthy to keep the sweat inside the shoes. A thermographic test shows that by eliminating humidity from the inside of the shoe, the Geox system can balance the ideal climate inside of the footwear to produce dry feet.