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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Paddling in Loch Ness

Jack is the last to put his GORE-TEX shoes through their paces (check out Harry & Heidi's posts) and where better to test out how waterproof they actually were than with a spot of paddling in Loch Ness.

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

During our trip to Loch Ness this summer, we didn't want to have to carry a towel around with us or take a spare pair of shoes everywhere we visited but we also didn't want to deny the kids the chance to experience dipping their toes in the beautifully clear Scottish waters either.

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Luckily, GORE-TEX shoes are 100% waterproof. Every pore that the shoe is made of is approximately 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet which ensures absolutely no wet feet when paddling. This was ideal for the kids as they could dip their feet in the waters edge without the worry of having to endure cold and wet feet for the rest of the day. GORE-TEX shoes also have a very good grip and are nice and comfy, meaning they are perfect to wear on a rocky shore line.

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

As you can see, Jack's GORE-TEX shoes ended up pretty wet, but they dried very quickly and he didn't once complain of wet or cold feet - and the proof was in the pudding when we took his shoes off later that day, his socks and feet were still perfectly dry.

Paddling in Loch Ness and keeping our feet dry with GORE-TEX shoes

Will you be visiting anywhere for a paddle this summer? 

Disclosure: We are GORE-TEX ambassadors and Jack was sent a pair of GORE-TEX shoes in return for an honest review. 
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34 comments

  1. That's so good that they're waterproof, so practical that you don't have soggy socks and shoes x

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  2. This looks like such a fun day out for the Summer!

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  3. That's a good thing waterproof meant waterproof. The sigh of relief that there's no sogginess or sloshing in the shoes lol.

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  4. Oh gosh I need these - do they make them in adult sizes?! I'm always getting wet feet!

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    1. They do indeed - I'm going to invest in some next year I think x

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  5. Some lovely waterproof shoes, I need to get these for my nephew.
    I was in Slovenia in June so done my paddling for the year :)

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  6. Those shoes look fab, and what a fantastic place to try them out! We'll be doing our paddling in Portugal this summer, so no shoes required ;-)

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  7. These are awesome, can't believe how dry they stayed! Perfect for days out and jumping in puddles! xxx

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  8. How fab are those shoes! I'll need to get some for my girls. Lovely photos xxx

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  9. You didn't see the famous monster then. I always forget how pretty the Loch Ness really is - so beautiful! xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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    1. hehe not this time but we did spot her on another part of the loch x

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  10. Your photos are really stunning, I wish mine ere half as good. It looks like the kids have a great time there ;-)

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    1. Ah what a lovely thing to say, thank you xx

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  11. These photos are gorgeous! The shoes sound great too x

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    1. Thanks Hannah - the shoes really are amazing x

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  12. Wow, what a lovely place! It's inspiring, I want to go now too! Amazing pics, such crystal clear waters - Want to go now!

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  13. Your photos are absolutely incredible. That first one! 😍 looks like a fab experience had by all.

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    1. Thank you - it's really nice of you to say xx

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  14. Oh what a neat experience. I'm loving those shoes. They'd be amazing for all sorts of outdoor activities.

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    1. Definitely - Heidi's been rock climbing in hers this week x

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  15. I have always wanted to visit Loch Ness. I also want to find the monster though so I may be disappointed. :) Lovely photos! x

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  16. I've never visited Loch Ness but it looks fabulous!

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  17. Wow that’s incredibly impressive - I always get waterproof sandals for my daughter as they inevitably end up wet but this is a brilliant alternative when it's cold.

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  18. What a beautiful place! Your photos look amazing, glad your family had fun x

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