Footwear Cleaning Gel

Speciality cleaner designed to revitalise water repellency and breathability of all waterproof footwear. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning waterproof footwear
  • Brush-on cleaner for all waterproof footwear
  • Cleans effectively, restores water repellency and revives breathability
  • Revives the performance of your footwear, keeping your feet warmer and drier
  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, eVent® and all other waterproof footwear

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Speciality cleaner designed to revitalize water repellency and breathability of all waterproof footwear. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable and PFC free.

For cleaning waterproof footwear

Why breathability depends upon water repellency...

Breathable waterproof footwear is most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric or leather absorbs water, the breathability of the footwear will be reduced. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear must be maintained to ensure comfort. Through use, the outer surface of footwear will pick up contaminants, such as dirt, which attract water, masking the effect of any DWR coating. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will remove contaminants and revitalize DWR.

Waterproof footwear needs to be breathable…

When you’re active and wearing footwear, your socks draw moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry. However, if your footwear absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced. Moisture vapor will not be able to escape through the material, so your feet will feel clammy and wet.

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will revitalize the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) preventing water absorption, maintaining breathability and keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

Breathable waterproof footwear is for active, outdoor people…

Anyone who is active outside in damp or wet conditions will benefit from breathable waterproof footwear. Whether you’re a mountaineer or dog walker, or you work outside as a farmer or surveyor, you will need good footwear.

Use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel when your waterproof footwear soaks up water...

How Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel maintains the breathability of your waterproof footwear...

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Apply Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel by hand…


Recommended for Gore-Tex®, eVent® footwear.

  1. Rinse item with clean water to remove loose dirt and to dampen surface.
  2. Shake well before use. Press brush applicator to break seal.
  3. Apply generously over the area to be cleaned.
  4. If very dirty scrub with a stiff nylon brush (e.g. nail brush).
  5. Rinse well with clean water.
  6. If required, apply appropriate Nikwax water-based waterproofing or conditioner while footwear is damp.

Note: Color may run, test on a hidden area first.

Always allow footwear to dry naturally…

Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.

Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture, this should be replaced when wet.

Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.