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  • High-performance, low-impact solution waterproofs footwear and maintains support, texture and breathability
  • Sponge-on application
  • Biodegradable solution contains no fluorocarbons or VOCs
  • Nikwax is a global leader in safe, high-performance waterproofing and cleaning solutions for clothing, footwear and equipment

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Specs

Best Use Hiking
Volume 4.2 fluid ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great on fabric Bought this to use on my Approach shoes. I live in CO and a storm can move in quickly, so not always a lot of time to run from the rocks to the car. So far this stuff is working great!
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple solution to repel water Bought this in a pinch before my trip to Iceland. Didn't want to invest in a waterproof shoe just for it but nervous that my trail runners wouldn't be up for the rain and waterfall puddles I was expecting. REI staff recommended this to apply to my trail runners. It was easy to apply and did the trick! Shoes got rained and splashed on, and the waterproofing did fine. I did not have to cross streams where my shoe would be submerged in water, so I can't comment on how well it would do. However, if looking for a water repellent solution for an existing shoe, this will do the trick.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great Used this to waterproof my Merrell hiking shoes prior to a camping trip I knew was taking place over a rainy weekend. Only complaint is that I'd have preferred this were a spray as it'd be easier to apply. My feet did stay dry all weekend though.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DEFECTIVE PRODUCT/NIKWAX WON'T STAND BEHIND PRODUC purchased the combo package to waterproof a new pair of boots. Fabric and Leather Proof applicator doesn't work. Called Niwax support. Described problem and tried their suggested solution. didn't work. Nikwax customer support said there was nothing more they could do.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waterproofing? Not. I used this product as directed on my cleaned, 4-month-old Vasque Breeze hiking boots. The first time I crossed a 2" deep creek my toes got soaked, even though the water was well below the top of my boots. I have used other Nikwax products successfully on other hiking boots and fabrics with excellent results. So maybe the combo of leather and waterproof fabric just doesn't work well.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caught in the snow! My hiking shoes are over 10 years old. They still feel very comfortable but the wear was becoming obvious. I decided a little clean up and waterproofing would be helpful. Sure enough the waterproofing was tested as we were caught (unexpectedly) tent camping in snow in Yellowstone a few weeks ago. The waterproofing kept my feet dry and warm in what could have been a bummer situation. The product was easy to apply and worked well in my experience.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my hiking shoes I bought it after seeing a "how to water proof your hiking boots" video. Seemed easy enough, and I thought it couldn't hurt to try. Ended up working great! There were lots of times the water snuck up on me, but my shoes stayed nice and dry.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only boot waterproofing I ever buy Enough Said...
Date published: 2013-11-22
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Is this product ok to use on Gor-Tex lined boots? I have a brand new pair of Renegade GTX hiking boots. Is it necessary to treat new hiking boots that have a Gor-Tex lining with Nikwax or similar product?

Asked by: j123
This product is ok for use on Goretex boots. It is not essential to add additional waterproofing on brand new boots, they should be good to go out of the box, but this is a great product to revitalize the waterproofness down the line.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Does this contain silicone?

Asked by: Aforrester
​Please contact the Nikwax directly for specific chemical content questions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

Can this water proof suede?

Asked by: Boots lover
The Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Waterproofing for Footwear is a better choice for suede.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-09

Is this product ok to use on Gor-Tex lined boots?  Is it necessary to treat new hiking boots that have a Gor-Tex lining with Nikwax or similar product?

Asked by: Jerry1976
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Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great on fabric Bought this to use on my Approach shoes. I live in CO and a storm can move in quickly, so not always a lot of time to run from the rocks to the car. So far this stuff is working great!
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple solution to repel water Bought this in a pinch before my trip to Iceland. Didn't want to invest in a waterproof shoe just for it but nervous that my trail runners wouldn't be up for the rain and waterfall puddles I was expecting. REI staff recommended this to apply to my trail runners. It was easy to apply and did the trick! Shoes got rained and splashed on, and the waterproofing did fine. I did not have to cross streams where my shoe would be submerged in water, so I can't comment on how well it would do. However, if looking for a water repellent solution for an existing shoe, this will do the trick.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great Used this to waterproof my Merrell hiking shoes prior to a camping trip I knew was taking place over a rainy weekend. Only complaint is that I'd have preferred this were a spray as it'd be easier to apply. My feet did stay dry all weekend though.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from DEFECTIVE PRODUCT/NIKWAX WON'T STAND BEHIND PRODUC purchased the combo package to waterproof a new pair of boots. Fabric and Leather Proof applicator doesn't work. Called Niwax support. Described problem and tried their suggested solution. didn't work. Nikwax customer support said there was nothing more they could do.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Waterproofing? Not. I used this product as directed on my cleaned, 4-month-old Vasque Breeze hiking boots. The first time I crossed a 2" deep creek my toes got soaked, even though the water was well below the top of my boots. I have used other Nikwax products successfully on other hiking boots and fabrics with excellent results. So maybe the combo of leather and waterproof fabric just doesn't work well.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Caught in the snow! My hiking shoes are over 10 years old. They still feel very comfortable but the wear was becoming obvious. I decided a little clean up and waterproofing would be helpful. Sure enough the waterproofing was tested as we were caught (unexpectedly) tent camping in snow in Yellowstone a few weeks ago. The waterproofing kept my feet dry and warm in what could have been a bummer situation. The product was easy to apply and worked well in my experience.
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my hiking shoes I bought it after seeing a "how to water proof your hiking boots" video. Seemed easy enough, and I thought it couldn't hurt to try. Ended up working great! There were lots of times the water snuck up on me, but my shoes stayed nice and dry.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only boot waterproofing I ever buy Enough Said...
Date published: 2013-11-22
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Questions & Answers

Is this product ok to use on Gor-Tex lined boots? I have a brand new pair of Renegade GTX hiking boots. Is it necessary to treat new hiking boots that have a Gor-Tex lining with Nikwax or similar product?

Asked by: j123
This product is ok for use on Goretex boots. It is not essential to add additional waterproofing on brand new boots, they should be good to go out of the box, but this is a great product to revitalize the waterproofness down the line.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-07-07

Does this contain silicone?

Asked by: Aforrester
​Please contact the Nikwax directly for specific chemical content questions.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-30

Can this water proof suede?

Asked by: Boots lover
The Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Waterproofing for Footwear is a better choice for suede.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-09

Is this product ok to use on Gor-Tex lined boots?  Is it necessary to treat new hiking boots that have a Gor-Tex lining with Nikwax or similar product?

Asked by: Jerry1976
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