How to Waterproof Your Shoes and Leather!
Here’s How you can Waterproof Your Shoes and Leather the Easy Way!
There are only two ways to waterproof your shoes and leather goods: the old way and the new way!
The old way of waterproofing shoes, boots, and leather accessories was to use waxes and silicone treatments. Wax shoe polish and silicone waterproofing sprays for shoes both use outdated technology created decades ago for traditional leather footwear. The new way to waterproof shoes and leather is to apply a tough, flexible, and clear protective coating to finish and preserve them. Clear protective finishes for shoes and leather offer you all the benefits of all traditional shoe care products with none of the downsides and last 10X as long.
Wax polish requires sponges, brushes, and rags to apply and even then it’s still hard to apply correctly and wears off quickly!
Waxes repel water, but they don’t stick to your shoe and wear off every time you bump your foot into something. Plus, even with accessories like rags, sponges, and brushes used to apply wax polishes, it’s still pretty hard to apply them correctly.
Silicone treatments apply a brittle, microscopic layer that repels water – but it degrades and loses it’s benefit as quickly as waxes!
Another way to waterproof shoes is to use a silicone treatment. Silicone treatments apply a super thin layer of silicone to shoes and leather that is supposed to repel water, dirt, and stains. However, once applied, silicone dries to form a brittle film that breaks up at a molecular level and begins to flake off soon after applying.
Protective finishes apply a clear, flexible, and durable “skin” over the surface of shoes that completely repels water, dirt, and stains!
Consumer protective finishes for shoes and leather are the newest technological innovation in waterproofing shoes. New coating technology – from larger, more important industries than shoe care – is now being applied to shoes to keep them clean and looking new. The pioneer of protective finishes for shoes is SKUFF Protective Coatings. SKUFF, for short, is currently the only viable shoe protective finish product on the market – providing real, long lasting waterproofing and protection against dirt and stains.