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Went hunting out west years ago wearing some nice Gore-tex lined boots. When I went hunting in a marshy area back at home and found they leaked. Remembered I was getting needles in my feet from small catcus plants. I assume the punched holes in membrane. I did buy some new heavy leather gore-tex boots to replace them. Other then leaking they are in excellent shape. Anybody have a home remedy?

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They were made by Vasque. They really are a very light, durable and comfortable boot. I think Red Wing Shoes own them. I bought some Irish Setters which have some simular construction and I also believe is owned by Red Wing. Thanks for the Gore-tex socks suggestion. That certainly makes sense. If someone came up with a spray sealant they certainly would have a very marketable product.

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I have a can of spray waterproofing you should try, bought at K-Mart. sure works good on regular shoes.

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Silicone spray is what I use twice a year on my goretex/leather boots...no leaks. Any brand should do, the one I use is by Herman Survivors called "Water Proofer".
 

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the problem with any spray or sealent is it defeats the goretex

goretex is to let water vapor out

if you only wore them a couple of times- return them to the manuafacturer

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I remember using a spray product designed for Gore-Tex several years ago. I used it to re-waterproof a Gor-Tex coat that let a little warer in at the seams. The stuff worked but it is all gone and I don't remember the name. I may have gotten it from REI.

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