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Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

    This handy, gel-based Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel works on all suede, nubuck or smooth-finish leathers. See details

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    This handy, gel-based Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel works on all suede, nubuck or smooth-finish leathers.

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    This handy, gel-based Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel works on all suede, nubuck or smooth-finish leathers.

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    This handy, gel-based Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel works on all suede, nubuck or smooth-finish leathers.

    • Removes stubborn dirt and helps revive breathability, leaving your boots ready for a fresh application of Nikwax treatment
    • Recommended for Gore-Tex® or SympaTex® products
    • Formulated to retain leather's water repellency, unlike other cleaners that strip leather of its natural oils
    • Please note: color may run; test on a discreet area first

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    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Hiking
    4 fluid ounces
    Volume

    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel

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    Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gelis rated2.0out of5by2.
    Rated3out of5byfromNecessary evils?.......As I read in a couple of reviews, these Nikwax boot products are a bit of hassle to apply. I've been through assorted bottles of the cleaning gel, leather conditioner, and aqueous wax. The little plastic scrubber may be gone entirely before you finish a bottle, but the remaining pad still works to get the stuff on the boots. And you have to co-ordinate squeezing the bottle and applying pressure with the applicator onto the boot to get the stuff to come out. I always use a toothbrush on my boots under a trickle of running water to "pre-clean." Since I tried to re-sole some Italian boots once, and the new soles refused to bond, I've not dared use any products containing oil of any kind on my boots! Nikwax can sometimes be gotten cheaper on Amazon than the similar Zamberlan products.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated1out of5byfromNot for bootsAnother review says this product is great with suede, and it probably would be fine with a smooth surface. But not for hiking boots. With the boots' rough contours, the applicator came off on the first boot, and much of the liquid spilled. I put the applicator back on and then tried to be gentle. By the time I finished the one pair of boots, the applicator was too shot to be used again.
    Date published: 2013-11-04

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