Nikwax Proofing for Nubuck & Suede


Nikwax Proofing for Nubuck & Suede
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Nikwax Proofing for Nubuck & Suede
Manufacturer Nikwax
Page By mountainmanmark
Page Type Mar 14, 2008 / Mar 14, 2008
Object ID 5094
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Product Description

This is a proofing product specifically for boots and any footwear made from Nubuck or Suede leather. It is applied using the integral sponge on the top of the bottle or can be sprayed on. It waterproofs, maintains support and breathability

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Features & Benefits

Adds water repellency
Prolongs life and performance of all nubuck or suede footwear
Maintains breathability
Ideal for footwear with breathable linings e.g. Gore-Tex
Can be used on wet footwear
Easy to apply - available in spray-on or sponge-on formats.
Can be used indoors unlike solvent based sprays
Will not soften leather
Will not affect cosmetic appearance
WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
Does not contain fluorocarbons
Guaranteed performance for 4 years from manufacture
Safe to use on footwear with breathable membranes e.g. Gore-Tex, SympaTex, eVENT etc

General Comments

I have used Nikwax for many years now to proof my Scarpa Alp and Weisshorn Nubuck boots. With the Alps when I first bought them I used the HS12 gel that was recommended but found it messy to use and eventually spoilt the look of the boot (although arguably this is a minor point). I have found the Nikwax product far simpler to use, it has not affected the leather and what is ideal is that it works better when the boots are wet, which invariably they are after cleaning, so you don't have to wait for them to dry out before application. It certainly has played a major part in keeping my feet dry and I highly recommend the product. The only advice I would give is don't over apply, as you will get white 'tide' marks.



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mountainmanmark - Mar 14, 2008 7:49 pm - Voted 5/5

Used for many years, much simpler and less messy than tradition waxes and silicon based gels and is best used when the boots are wet.

AlpineTrails - Jun 5, 2014 4:01 pm - Voted 5/5

Very good
I have been using this also. My 3 season boots can take 12 hours walk in the snow with no problems. Great stuff for the price.

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