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Zalando Sports Glossary

Here you will find all the information you need on technical terms from the sporting world, listed from A to Z. Our glossary is constantly being updated – so make sure to check up on it!

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GORE-TEX® presents the latest in outdoor wear technology: a breathable, waterproof and windproof membrane. This technology, which has revolutionised the world of sportswear, was invented in the year 1978 by Gore, one of the most successful American private enterprises. W.L. Gore & Associates, who are first and foremost electronic technology specialists, was founded in 1958 by Bill and Vieve Gore. Today, Gore has over 2,000 pending patents worldwide, across a variety of business sectors. But GORE-TEX® technology, which is constantly being developed in order to better equip outdoor enthusiasts, is without a doubt one of its most successful creations. With GORE-TEX®, optimum protection and the highest comfort in clothing, shoes and gloves is guaranteed. Whatever the weather, you’ll always reach your destination warm and dry. The GORE-TEX® membrane is used in the manufacture of high-performance textiles to guarantee lasting waterproofing. Furthermore, GORE-TEX® apparel and shoes are completely windproof, helping you to withstand even the lowest of temperatures. GORE understand the importance of sport specific apparel and they have developed various types of membranes for different sports. GORE-TEX® tailor their range of products to meet the needs of their athletes ,even manufacturing their own GORE-TEX laminate, which acts as a reinforcement for particularly harsh conditions. GORE-TEX laminate technology is used in the production of garments and gloves, as well as shoes. What’s more, GORE-TEX® seams are sealed, which means you’ll be completely protected against the wind and rain!

GORE-TEX® - all-round protection, whatever the weather!

The high level of breathability in GORE-TEX® products is down to specially developed membranes that are 700 times larger than a water vapour molecule. Since water vapour is easily soaked up by the GORE-TEX® membrane, the fabric remains dry and comfortable to wear, which is why garments by GORE-TEX® are GUARANTEED TO KEEP YOU DRY. The world’s largest and most successful sportswear brands are so impressed with this fabric technology that they have used it in their own collections. Adidas, Viking, ecco, Ziener and LOWA are just a few names that rely on GORE-TEX® technology, and with good reason. Simply browse the selection of sportswear and shoes by adidas or Aku in the Zalando Sports online shop, and order functional sportswear that guarantees you optimum performance.

All products made using Gore-Tex