I recently purchased a pair of meindl island boots and made the mistake of washing one of them with a detergant soaked rag. the boot now absorbs water on the surface of the leather rather than it beading up like it should.
Can someone please tell me how severely i have damaged the gore-tex lining and if it can be fully repaired (I have "Meindl conditioner and proofer", is that considered a durable water reppelent restoration product?)?
Thanks for the help,