Wet feet can put a damper on any outdoor adventure, whether you’re hiking, camping, or simply navigating a rainy day. But with the right waterproofing techniques and products, you can keep your feet dry and comfortable no matter what the weather has in store. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know about waterproofing shoes and provide helpful tips to ensure you never have to suffer from soggy feet again.
The Importance of Waterproof Shoes
Waterproof shoes play a crucial role in keeping your feet dry, protected, and comfortable during outdoor activities. Not only do they prevent the unpleasant sensation of wet feet, but they can also help to prevent blisters, cold feet, and other related issues. Moreover, waterproof shoes can extend the life of your footwear by protecting them from the damaging effects of water and moisture.
Types of Waterproofing for Shoes
There are several methods available for waterproofing shoes, each with its own unique benefits and drawbacks. In this section, we’ll explore the most common types of waterproofing and help you determine which method is best for your needs.
Wax and Waterproofing Sprays
Wax and waterproofing sprays are simple and convenient options for waterproofing shoes. They are easily accessible at most outdoor gear stores and can be quickly applied to the surface of your shoes. Simply spray or rub the waterproofing product onto the shoes, allow it to dry, and enjoy the protection it provides. However, it’s important to note that some sprays and waxes may darken the color of your shoes and affect the breathability of the material. With GoGoNano waterproofing sprays you can be sure that material color or breathability won’t change.
Sealed and Waterproof Shoes
For those who are in the market for new shoes, purchasing a pair that is already sealed and waterproof is another option. Shoes designed for outdoor activities often feature waterproof materials, such as Gore-Tex, that provide excellent protection from water. This is a great choice for those who want the peace of mind that comes with knowing their feet will be dry and comfortable, without having to worry about reapplying a waterproofing product. Be sure that even the Gore-Tex’s waterproofing properties will fade away over time. Applying a waterproofing solution will enhance the material and water repellent properties will be active again.
Another option for waterproofing shoes is waterproof socks. These are designed to be worn inside your shoes and provide a barrier between your feet and the water. They come in a variety of styles and sizes and are made from waterproof materials like Gore-Tex. This is a good choice for those who want to keep their current shoes and add an extra layer of protection. However, it’s important to make sure the socks fit well and don’t bunch or slide around inside the shoes, as this can cause discomfort.
DIY Waterproofing at Home
If you prefer not to buy a new pair of shoes or waterproofing socks, you can easily waterproof your current shoes at home with a few simple steps.
Clean and Dry the Shoes
The first step in waterproofing your shoes is to thoroughly clean and dry them. Remove any dirt, debris, or grime from the surface of the shoes and make sure they are completely dry before applying the waterproofing product.
Apply Waterproofing Spray or Wax
Next, apply a waterproofing spray or wax to the surface of the shoes. It’s important to follow the instructions on the product and apply it evenly, covering all areas of the shoes. Make sure to apply enough product to create a strong barrier against water. With GoGoNano waterproofing solutions you do not have to worry about material loosing its breathability or discoloring.
Allow the Shoes to Dry Completely
Once you’ve applied the waterproofing product, allow the shoes to dry completely. Our solutions will take 1 hour to dry out but maximum properties will be active after drying overnight. Depending on the product used, the drying time may be different. It’s important to let the shoes dry completely to ensure the waterproofing effect is strong and long-lasting.
Repeat as Needed
Depending on the frequency of use and exposure to water, you may need to reapply the waterproofing product every few months or so. It’s a good idea to regularly check the shoes for any signs of wear and reapply the product as needed to keep them in good condition.
To wrap up, we’ve included answers to some frequently asked questions about waterproofing shoes.
Yes, with GoGoNano you can waterproof any type of shoes, as long as they are made from a material that can be treated with a waterproofing product. This includes shoes made from materials like leather, fabric, and suede.
No, waterproofing is not a one-time process. The effectiveness of the waterproofing will depend on the frequency of use and exposure to water, and you may need to reapply the product every few months to keep the shoes in good condition.
Yes, depending on the type of waterproofing product you use, it can affect the breathability of your shoes. By choosing GoGoNano waterproofing products you can be sure that material color or breathability will not change in any way. Our products are all tested to fit with all the materials or shoe types.
In conclusion, waterproofing shoes is a simple and effective way to keep your feet dry and comfortable no matter what the weather has in store. With the right waterproofing techniques and products, you can enjoy all your outdoor activities with confidence, knowing that your feet are protected from the elements. So, step into dryness and never suffer from soggy feet again!
Selection of waterproofing products from GoGoNano
Textile, suede & leather
Nano coating spray GoGoNano Stay Dry for Textile and Leather
Textile, suede & leather
Nano kits & packages
Disinfectants & cleaners