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Cleaning and Reproofing Products

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Footwear Repel Grangers
Footwear Repel

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Conditioner & proof Meindl
Conditioner & proof

An improved formula (previously known as Top Conditioner) that now includes a proofing agent too. Now has comes in pump action spray pack. Use this to keep full grain leather and nubuck leather supple.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Hydrobloc Zamberlan
Hydrobloc

The Hydrobloc proofing cream has been specifically formulated for full-grain leathers but will also be fine for nubuck leather also. This will improve the water resistance of the leather, which is essential for...

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Fabric & Leather Spray Proof Nikwax
Fabric & Leather Spray Proof

Waterproofing for boots made from fabric and leather.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing HS12 Scarpa
HS12

Waterproofing or conditioning cream for leather boots to add protective water repellent finish to your walking or hiking boots. Adds durability and long life to boots

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Wet Proof Meindl
Wet Proof

Wet proof is Meindls waterproofing agent for nubuck, suede and fabric boots. It should be used in conjunction with a boot conditioner such as Sportwax or Conditioner and Proof to help prolong the life of your b...

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Wax Cotton Proof Nikwax
Wax Cotton Proof

Spray-on waterproofing for waxed cotton- Barbour adding water repellency. Ideal for Barbour products. Prolonging the life and durability of your gear.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Sport Wax Meindl
Sport Wax

This wax is specifically designed for use with Nubuck leather for conditioning to keep it supple and stop it drying and cracking. The leather will lose the brushed nubuck effect and darken, but treatment will i...

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Nubuck & Suede Proof Nikwax
Nubuck & Suede Proof

Made for use on Nubuck and suede leathers in order to keep their original quality and allow any membranes used to breathe. May darken the colours slightly.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Fabric & Leather Proof Nikwax
Fabric & Leather Proof

Waterproofing for boots made from fabric and leather.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Waterproofing Wax - Liquid Nikwax
Waterproofing Wax - Liquid

High performance waterproofing that maintains support and breathability.

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Outdoor Footwear Cleaning-and-Reproofing Footwear Cleaning Gel Nikwax
Footwear Cleaning Gel

Safe Cleaner for Outdoor Hiking or Walking Boots, great for both leather and synthetic/ fabric boots

Leather is water-resistant to a very high level, but it needs to be treated with respect. To keep your boots in top condition it is important to reproof and condition them regularly. Even if your boots have a GoreTex waterproof lining, we wholeheartedly recommend keeping them well waxed and cared for, to extend the useful life of the boot. Everyone has their favourite methods, so we keep a wide range of boot care products.

Full Grain Leather:

Traditionally using a beeswax and parafin based wax (applied by hand to improve absorption) such as the classic Nikwax Wax has been the favourite for full grain. The only issue here is that with time and subsequent wettings, boots can dry out, so using a softer cream or conditioner can help add nutrients to the leather and keep them going for longer. Meindl Sportwax or Meindl Top Conditioner and Proofer combined with your treatment help here. Scarpa HS12 cream will have a similar effect and you only need to take 1 bottle into the shower. If you wish to reproof boots on multi day outings or for regular use where your boots are already wet, then Nikwax Aqueous Wax is the best option, because it can be applied to wet footwear.

Nubuck Leather:

Using standard wax will alter the look of nubuck leather, so that it looks more like full grain leather. If this isn't an issue for you then we would still recommend this approach. It puts a shiny, more water-resistant layer onto the outer surface of the leather. However, if you feel the need to keep the rough out look then you should take a look at Nikwax Nubuck and Suede or Meindl Wetproof products, remembering that conditioning is still important to stop boots drying out with time.

Membrane Lined Leather Boots:

In most instances the same can be said for leather boots lined with GoreTex, DriLine or other membranes as discussed for other leather boots. However, heavy waxing can penetrate so deep into the leather that it can clog up the membrane so lighter conditioning using a cloth and the application of a spray or liquid proofer can help keep breathability at its optimum. Boreal provide a specific waterproofer for their DriLine lined boots like the Moab, whilst Meindl recommend a combination of their Wet proof and Sportwax or Top Conditioner and Proofer.

Fabric:

Most people are under the impression that fabric boots don't need caring for, but it is even more important to keep them clean so they can breathe and will keep shedding water rather than soaking it up (which means heavy boots and impaired breathability). They should be cleaned and then waterproofed with a spray such as Meindl Wetproof.

If you need to care for a large number of boots belonging to an outdoor centre, Granger's come to rescue with 5L Solid G-Wax cans.

If a boot does get thoroughly wet it is important that the leather is dried naturally without heat (remove insoles and fill boots with newspaper to aid drying) and that conditioning and reproofing is carried out directly afterwards.

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