Waterproofing Wax for Leather

Instant waterproofing, designed to revitalise breathability and maintain suppleness of all smooth leather items. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.

For waterproofing footwear
  • Easy to use high performance cream for all smooth leather footwear.
  • Adds water repellency, maintains support and revives breathability.
  • Enhances the performance of your footwear, keeping your feet warmer and drier.
  • Recommended for Gore-Tex® and eVent®, Sympatex ® and all other waterproof leather footwear.

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Instant waterproofing, designed to revitalize breathability and maintain suppleness of all smooth leather items. Easy to apply by hand, non flammable, PFC and aerosol free.

For waterproofing footwear


Why support and breathability depend upon water repellency...

The comfort of waterproof footwear is dependent on it supporting feet and being breathable. The structure of leather and therefore the level of support it provides is maintained by tanning agents. When leather absorbs water, tanning agents are lost, which causes leather to stiffen. Also, when leather gets wet the breathability of footwear is impaired, giving you damp feet. Therefore, it’s essential that the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear is maintained.

Eventually DWR will wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather.

Regular maintenance of leather helps it work better for longer…

Leather is hardwearing, breathable and provides a high level of support, making it an ideal material for footwear construction. During leather production, tanning agents are added to maintain the structure of leather and prevent microbial growth. If leather becomes wet its breathability will be reduced, leading to wet feet from condensation. Also, when leather absorbs water, tanning agents are lost. Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather provides instant Durable Water Repellency (DWR), stopping leather from absorbing water and ‘wetting out’ while maintaining breathability. It also replenishes tanning agents to maintain the support of leather footwear without over-softening.

Use Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ when your footwear soaks up water...

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Apply Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ by hand…

 

For best results clean footwear using Nikwax® Footwear Cleaning Gel™.

  1. Shake well before use.
  2. Rub the wax thoroughly into wet or dry clean leather, using either the sponge applicator or your fingers, paying special attention to seams.
  3. Remove any excess with a cloth and buff to a shine.

Note: May darken leather. Test on a hidden area first. Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ will convert nubuck to a smooth waxy finish.

Always allow footwear to dry naturally…
  1. Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.
  2. Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture, this should be replaced when wet.
  3. Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.