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Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:30 pm

I'm not going to find all the feature I want in a shoe my size. So can you waterproof leather?
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by Del » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:56 pm

Fainn wrote:
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I'm not going to find all the feature I want in a shoe my size. So can you waterproof leather?
You can increase the water-resistance of leather by using products sold at any shoe store, sporting-goods store, or biker apparel shop.

This is common in Wisconsin, where shoes are exposed to slush and salt all winter.

Water-proofing leather boots will require regular maintenance.

https://protips.dickssportinggoods.com/ ... your-boots
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by Hovannes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:59 pm

I use bees wax on my hiking boots. That's what the maker recommended anyway.
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:55 pm

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I mean just like everyday work shoes/boots.
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by JMG » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 pm

I've been wearing some Walmart Brahmas to work in for the last couple months. They aren't what they used to be, but so far have been a decent boot that I don't worry about getting banged up. They have waterproof uppers and Walmart carries some pretty large sizes. If not in store then online for sure.
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:03 pm
I've been wearing some Walmart Brahmas to work in for the last couple months. They aren't what they used to be, but so far have been a decent boot that I don't worry about getting banged up. They have waterproof uppers and Walmart carries some pretty large sizes. If not in store then online for sure.
I'm not opposed to Walmart shoes, but most places don't carry 17w.
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Re: Waterproofing Shoes?

Post by coco » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:22 am

Del wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:56 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:30 pm
I'm not going to find all the feature I want in a shoe my size. So can you waterproof leather?
[No, but...]
You can increase the water-resistance of leather by using products sold at any shoe store, sporting-goods store, or biker apparel shop.

This is common in Wisconsin, where shoes are exposed to slush and salt all winter.

Water-proofing leather boots will require [very] regular maintenance.

https://protips.dickssportinggoods.com/ ... your-boots
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