It's fairly straight forward - if you remain on dry land, your feet will stay dry. However, if your in the wet and want dry feet, you'll put on rubber boots, as water cannot penetrate rubber or PVC.
But that's not quite the reality. Because rubber and plastics are impermeable to moisture, they cannot breathe. Your feet will react, sometimes sweating unpleasantly. The average pair of feet perspires about a glass of fluid each day. That lquid cools off, with the result that your feet feel cold and wet.
THE POWER OF LEATHER
Leather breathes, but it's not totally waterproof. Dubarry's leather boots, however, are both waterproof and breathable. Our special process combines soft supple leather with a GORE-TEX lining. Dubarry boots will keep your feet (and socks) warm and dry because they allow your feet to breathe while keeping water out.
This Dubarry leather absorbes 60% less moisture and requires 70% less time to dry than other types of leather, ensuring that your Dubarry boots will always stay soft and comfortable.
Specially developed by Dubarry, the sole is directly moulded to the upper to create one piece, with no gluing or stitching, giving a perfect seal to keep water out. It has a durable rubber outsole and a springy EVA innersole for lightweight optimal comfort. The sole is also designed to be 'stirrup friendly' for equestrian use and has been tested rigourously for all outdoor pursuits.
The secret of Dubarry boots is the GORE-TEX inner lining. GORE-TEX makes the boots 100% waterproof but wicks away perspiration keeping your feet dry.