Brand Heritage

For more than 50 years, the GORE® line stands for durable high-tech function and premium quality.

Much has happened since Bill and Vieve Gore founded W.L. Gore & Associates in Delaware over 50 years ago. Our technologies have helped men reach the moon, the North Pole, Mount Everest and our medical products have even saved lives. With the invention of GORE-TEX® fabrics we discovered that outerwear could be both waterproof and breathable.

The GORE RUNNING WEAR® story begins in 1997 when we sought to combine the best possible materials and technologies in apparel for runners. Using the same ingenuity and inventive culture that gave us both GORE-TEX® and GORE BIKE WEAR®, GORE RUNNING WEAR® was created.

Each new product we make benefits from our years of experience in functional apparel design. GORE-TEX®, WINDSTOPPER®, and other carefully selected technical fabrics are key components in every GORE RUNNING WEAR® garment. All have been developed and rigorously tested, tested again and then tested some more to keep out the elements while keeping in comfort. These ingredients are the foundation of a brand that never compromises on protection, design, comfort and visibility. From jackets to trousers, shirts, gilets, caps, right down to socks, everything a runner needs for maximum training benefit.

And even today, years later, our goal is still the same as when we started out in 1997; to combine the best possible materials and technologies while providing optimal protection. We know that for committed runners, your sport is not just an activity – it’s a passion. At GORE RUNNING WEAR®, we embrace this passion and bring it to every new technology we develop and to every new product we sell