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Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax provides maximum water protection and a clean finish for footwear with smooth-grain leather.

    • $9.00

    Item # 788211

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    • A blend of high-concentration, water-based waxes works to deter the elements without compromising breathability
    • Safe for footwear with waterproof, breathable linings like eVent® or Gore-Tex®
    • May slightly darken leathers—test on inconspicuous spot before full application


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    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather Specs
    Best use
    Water-based wax
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    Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather

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    Rated 1.6667/5 based on 6 reviews
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromNikWax is Great! This waterproofing product works great. It's easy to apply (I apply by hand), and it lasts well. I recommend following the instructions just like any product. I really like NikWax products and will continue to use them in the future. NikWax is always my first choice for leather and fabric care. FYI, I know I live in a dry climate now, but I started using this while I was still living in Ohio.
    Date published: 2011-02-14
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromNo good. Runny. Messy. I've used Nikwax for years. The old Nikwax tube had the consistency of toothpaste and was easy to apply with some firm working. The new tube poured out like water. Tried vigorous shaking to no avail. Made a terrible mess, wasted as much as I applied. Left the boots with a light tan wax color on the seams. Thankfully these are only work boots, so I don't care how they look. What happened Nikwax?
    Date published: 2011-03-19
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromStains Leather Bought this product to waterproof my new shoes and every spot it touched left a permanent grimy dark coloration. Application is messy and smears giving you a preview of the resulting stain after it dries.
    Date published: 2011-10-28
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromSimply doesn't work I've used nikwax on my boots for years and have always had terrific results: good long-lasting waterproofing performance. But the new water-based formula just doesn't work. I waxed my clean, dry boots carefully (rubbed it in, brushed it hard, just as I always have) and then went for a day hike (snow on the ground, but 50-degree weather, nothing extreme). Just from the snow kicked up on my laces, my boots soaked through. As another reviewer said: what happened to Nikwax?
    Date published: 2012-01-10
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromDisappointed I bought this and it worked great the first time I opened it and used it on some shoes. Then I tried to use it now, (a few months later) on my boots and had the same problems as others. I shook the tube as directed and even mushed it around in my hands but it still came out like water.
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromAvoid I applied this stuff to my boots about a month ago. I put two coats on, although the second coat didn't appear to do much. It is somewhat easier to apply than the old fashioned products. I went for a hike yesterday and while most of the trail was well packed, no one had broken trail on the last 1/4 mile up to the ridge. So I slogged through some breakable crust. When I got home my boots were completey soaked. There is one caveat: I did not have gaiters and it is possible I got enough snow in the boot cuffs to soak the boots from the inside out. But shouldn't this stuff work from both sides? I recommend sticking with the old fashioned Snow Seal or Mink Oil. We all know they work. I believe technology has failed us once again. Looks like I am hiking it wet boots today and I put Snow Seal on my shopping list.
    Date published: 2012-02-18

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