NIKWAX WP Nubuck & Suede
WaterBased waterproofing liquid for smooth leather footwear.
High performance waterproofing that maintains support and breathability. Available in: neutral, brown and black
The comfort of waterproof footwear is dependent on it supporting feet and being breathable. The structure of leather and therefore the level of support it provides is maintained by tanning agents.
When leather absorbs water, it softens and tanning agents are lost. Subsequently, the leather is stiffer when it dries and therefore prone to splitting. Also, when leather gets wet the breathability of footwear is impaired, giving you damp feet.
Therefore, it’s essential that the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear is maintained. Eventually DWR will wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™.
Your footwear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalized just from cleaning. But, once the footwear has been thoroughly worn you will need to add DWR by using Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™.
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ liquid is a safe product to use on breathable waterproof smooth leather footwear. It provides Durable Water Repellency (DWR), maintains breathability and replenishes tanning agents. Additionally, Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ liquid in black/brown restores color.
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ liquid is non-flammable, contains no harmful solvents and is free of harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and fluorocarbons. It has been specifically designed and optimized for smooth leather footwear. The WaterBased formulation is directed to leaks, can be used on wet leather, and will not over-soften.
Note: Test on a hidden area first. Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ will convert nubuck to a smooth waxy finish.