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Nikwax

Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

Regular price £4.50
Regular price Sale price £4.50
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  Same Day dispatch if ordered before 2pm Mon-Fri*

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.
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...

Your footwear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the footwear has been thoroughly worn you will need to add DWR by using Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather.

Cleaning properly can be as important as waterproofing...

Using the right cleaning product is as important as using the right waterproofing product. Conventional detergents leave behind a thin water-absorbent film on materials, which masks their Durable Water Repellency (DWR). Therefore, always clean your waterproof footwear with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel. Remember that dirt itself works against DWR, so regular cleaning will enhance performance.

Shipping & Returns

Shipping Details

All items are shipped using Royal Mail - we offer the following services, which can be chosen during checkout:

  • 1st Class – cost £4.99*
  • 1st Class Signed For - £5.99**
  • Special Delivery Guaranteed By 1pm (Saturday excluded) - £10**
  • Special Delivery Guaranteed Saturday - £13.50**

Orders over £150 qualify for free Royal Mail 1st Class Signed For delivery.

Items available for Same Day Dispatch will be despatched the same day if ordered before 2pm; orders placed after 2pm will be despatched the next working day. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday will be despatched on the following Monday.

Returns Details

You can exchange and we accept returns on all clothing & gift items. Simply send an email to our team to let us know what to expect, then return your purchase to us within 14 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange.

For more details, please see our Refunds Policy page.

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