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Give soggy footwear the boot with the Nikwax Fabric & Leather Footwear Treatment.
- Item #NIK0046
- Q & A
Proof up that fancy leather
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Pure magic in a bottle I put this on boots before I head out for a hike keeps my feet dry and happy highly recommend.
How to treat your good with Nikwax
Looking for something to seal my shoes and boots and just keep them nicer for longer! Found it! This stuff smells a little funny, but It does a nice job of sealing shoe without changing color are creating a stiff layer that flakes.
Do yourself a favor
Always use the appropriate Nixwax product on your gear. Or some other brand, I'm not shilling here. They do help to keep the water damage down, and as the other reviewer noted, the mud and stains come off easier.
Does make a difference
This treatment has been used on my Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid GTX boots, and my wife's Salomon Exit Sport GTX hiking shoes. I bought it specifically because Merrell and Nikwax both recommended this type of treatment for both the Gore-Tex and the mix of leather and fabric. With limited use so far, it has helped to keep water out, and beads on the surface in most cases. I'm sure it also assists in keeping the shoes from holding stains from mud, saps and dirt also, thereby keeping the shoes looking newer for a longer period of time. We have not reached the point where the waterproofing has worn off, therefore can't vouch for its longevity (reason for 4-star rating). Hopefully the Gore-Tex won't leak, but at least this creates another barrier that inhibits water from getting in, and still allows the shoes to breathe properly. So far nothing but good things to say about it. I would purchase this product again, and would recommend it if you have similar footwear, regardless if it has Gore-Tex or not.
I bought this treatment to continue the waterproofing of my mountaineering boots. This stuff works like a charm! I use a lot of Nikwax's products and they're all really good. After an application water literally beads off of whatever you are waterproofing. You wanna stay dry, use their stuff!
How would this work on a leather jacket...
How would this work on a leather jacket and chaps? After seeing how wonderful the glove proof worked on my gloves I really want to find something to use on my riding jacket and chaps so in just a shower I don't need to don my rain gear....
Is Nikwax Fabric & Leather meant for burton...
Is Nikwax Fabric & Leather meant for burton snowboarding boots made of synthetic leather? if not, which product should be used?
Is the bottle 4.2oz or 10oz? The option...
Is the bottle 4.2oz or 10oz?
The option drop-down bar says 4.2oz and the Tech Spec says 10oz :) !
Thanks for pointing that out, yeah we actually only have the 4.2 oz bottle its possible we used to have the 10 oz, but don't anymore. We'll get those specs updated so its less confusing.
I have just purchased some inexpensive...
I have just purchased some inexpensive faux suede, felt type boots for my son to wear on a weekend trip to snow country - we live in southern California. What to waterproof this faux suede leather with? TIA
This would probably work alright. It's not going to make the boots waterproof, but will add water repellency (i.e. will be fine walking through snow and such, but will soak through if submerged in water).
will it work on my cloth boat cover and...
will it work on my cloth boat cover and how long will an application last
Nikwax Tent & Gear Proof will work better for your application. Re-apply every year for best results.http://www.backcountry.com/store/NIK0041/Nikwax-Tent-and-Gear-Proof