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™ liquid provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR), stopping leather from absorbing water and ‘wetting out’ while maintaining breathability. It replenishes tanning agents to maintain the support of leather footwear without over-softening. Additionally, Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ liquid in black/brown restores color.
Regular cleaning will enhance performance
Safe product to use on breathable waterproof smooth leather footwear
Provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR)
Maintains breathability and replenishes tanning agents
Specifically designed and optimized for smooth leather footwear
WaterBased formulation is directed to leaks, can be used on wet leather, and will not over-soften
Minimized product effects the environment and the consumer
WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly
Contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and free of fluorocarbons
Brush off dirt with a damp cloth and clean using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™.
Protect work area. Shake well before use.
Press sponge applicator to break seal. Apply to wet leather.
After 2-3 minutes, remove surplus with a cloth.
Buff with a damp cloth to shine.
Note: Test on a hidden area first.
Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ will convert nubuck to a smooth waxy finish.
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.