Technology for tootsies

Renowned clothing and footwear brand Geox places fashion and foot comfort at the forefront of its design process. Each shoe is not only beautifully designed, but Geox Respira footwear features a perforated rubber sole with a special breathable, waterproof membrane to expel sweat and prevent water from entering footwear. The membrane itself uses micropores that are larger than water vapour molecules, yet smaller than water droplets to keep water out and feet dry. “Each Geox product is the result of the patented researches which are carried out in our Italian laboratories and in collaboration with major European universities. Each new collection is created by the best Italian designers,” says Mario Moretti Polegato, Geox S.p.A. Chairman. “The slogan Geox Respira, meaning “˜Geox breathes,' is used throughout the world in presenting our footwear and fashion apparel: a double soul made of Italian fashion and technology.” Shown: “Nolina” in fushia/black/white colour block from the Summer 2014 Collection, is made of goat suede and patent leather, $170.