New Balance 900
Price Paid: $82
I bought the mid height version of this shoe.
I really liked how light weight and comfortable this shoe is.
However, the Goretex model is not at all waterproof - not even water repellent.
Total failure in the waterproof department.
The material holds water like a sponge and the inside of the boot became soaked 8 hours after I initially got them wet.
The testing was done in my backyard by standing in front of a sprinkler for 15 minutes, wearing Gore-tex rain paints that channeled the water to run onto the shoes.
I returned them without them ever hitting the trail. They were still wet when UPS picked them up.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
For the outdoor enthusiast looking for their next adventure, the New Balance 900 HGT Mid Cut Multisport is the only shoe you will need. Features GORE-TEX waterproof breathability that will keep you dry no matter where the outdoors takes you. D width.Waterproof breathable GORE-TEX split-suede upper.Injection molded EVA ABZORB - a superior blend of cushioning and compression set features with DuPont Engage and Isoprene rubber for the ultimate ride.Ndurance rubber compound for maximum outdoor durability.Aggressive, non-marking lugged outsole.Weight: 1 lb. 15 oz. (pair)MO900HGT
- Campmor refers to the men's version
Whatever your outdoor adventure, the New Balance Men's MO900 Multi-Sport Shoes are designed for versatile performance. This low-profile multi-sport shoe features GORE-TEX waterproof protection as well as an incredibly durable outsole to take on even the most rugged of terrain. Lightweight and breathable, yet just as tough as the trails you're exploring, the New Balance MO900 Multi-Sport Shoes for men are made for streamlined performance.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Head off-road with confidence in New Balance MO900 trail shoes. The Gore-Texand#174; waterproof breathable membrane and lugged rubber outsole provide weather protection and secure traction for eager outdoor explorers. Available Colors: BROWN. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
An entry level multi-sport shoe with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex? upper for adventurous environments or for just getting around the city on the weekend.
- Ramsey Outdoor refers to the men's version