I previously had a 2 pairs of salomon gortex shoes and needed a replacement pair, but wanted another style. I just received these shoes and then went to play basketball and then go for a hike with them. The orthofit is amazing. It really feels like I am walking on an air cushion. Although these are not gortex, they are an excellent running shoe and they repel water better than your average sneaker cuz salomon just rocks.