Nik Wax

FABRIC AND LEATHER PROOF - 125ML - SPONGE-ON

€5.50

FABRIC AND LEATHER PROOF - 125ML - SPONGE-ON
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Nik Wax

FABRIC AND LEATHER PROOF - 125ML - SPONGE-ON

€5.50

  • Easy to use WaterBased waterproofing for fabric and leather footwear.

    Waterproofs, maintains support, texture and breathability of all combination footwear.Equipment Waterproofer.

    Why breathability depends upon water repellency...

    Breathable waterproof footwear is most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric or leather absorbs water, the breathability of the footwear will be reduced. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear must be maintained to ensure comfort. It will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™.

    Waterproof footwear needs to be breathable...

    When you’re active and wearing footwear, your socks draw moisture away from your feet, keeping them dry. However, if your footwear absorbs water and ‘wets out’ its breathability will be reduced. Moisture vapour will not be able to escape through the material, so your feet will feel clammy and wet. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ adds Durable Water Repellency (DWR), which prevents water absorption, whilst maintaining breathability, keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

    Breathable waterproof footwear is for active, outdoor people...

    Anyone who is active outside in damp or wet conditions will benefit from breathable waterproof footwear. Whether you’re a mountaineer, cyclist, dog walker, or you work outside as a farmer or surveyor, you will need good footwear.

    Use Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ when your footwear soaks up water...

    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 revitalised just from cleaning.  But, once the footwear has been thoroughly worn you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™, after cleaning first with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™.

    Breathable footwear needs the right waterproofer to maintain performance...

    Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.

    Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ is a safe product to use on breathable waterproof combination footwear. It is completely non-flammable, contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is fluorocarbon free. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimised for fabric and leather combination footwear, providing Durable Water Repellency (DWR) whilst maintaining breathability. You don’t need to wait for your footwear to dry before application.

    Cleaning properly can be as important as waterproofing...

    Using the right cleaning product is as important as using the right waterproofing product. Conventional detergents leave behind a thin water-absorbent film on materials, which masks their Durable Water Repellency (DWR). Therefore, always clean your waterproof footwear with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™. Remember that dirt itself works against DWR, so regular cleaning will enhance performance.

    How Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ protects...

    Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ is easy and quick to apply; either spray or sponge on to wet boots. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ provides highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) which develops on air drying. It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres of fabric and leather. This allows moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and keeping your feet dry. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ has been specifically designed and optimised for fabric and leather combination footwear.

    Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ is safe to use...

    Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are WaterBased, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues).

    Apply Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof™ by hand...

    Brush off dirt with a damp cloth and clean using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel™.

    Shake well before use. Press sponge applicator to break seal.

    Apply generously to wet footwear; Spray-On (from a distance of 5cm) or Sponge-On.

    After 2 minutes, remove surplus with a cloth and allow to dry before use.

    Note: Light/coloured fabric and/or leather may darken after treatment. Test on a hidden area first.

    Always allow footwear to dry naturally...

    Leave footwear to dry at room temperature. 

    Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture, this should be replaced when wet.

    Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.

  • Click and Collect 

    Available daily during store opening hours. Once your order is ready for collection you will be sent an email to this effect. If you would rather not come into the shop ring when you are outside and we can pop it directly into the boot for you. 

    Republic of Ireland Delivery (excluding kayaks and surfboards) 

    FREE Irish* Courier delivery on orders of €50 or more. 

    Orders under €50 will be charged a €5 delivery fee.

    - We use a courier service; delivery is normally next day but during busy times can take up to 5 days. Please allow up to five days. The courier will be given your mobile phone number and will contact you if he has trouble finding you or if no one is home. Consider getting your parcel delivered to a business address if you’re going to be out all day. 

    Offer limited to standard courier shipping to Republic of Ireland addresses only.

    UK and Northern Ireland Delivery

    We are currently not shipping to the UK. Northern Ireland customers please contact us via e-mail or phone if you want to place an order as currently the system we are using is not set up to process these sales. 

    Kayaks and Surfboards

    FOR SHIPPING ENQUIRIES ON KAYAKS DURING COVID-19 PLEASE EMAIL US ON INFO@WILDSIDESPORTS.IE OR CALL 023-8829706

  • We offer a 30-day return policy. 

    If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 30 days. We will issue you a full refund for the price you paid for the item (s) or exchange for another size (whichever you’d prefer). Postage will not be refunded unless the item is faulty or incorrect. You can also return your item to the shop directly in Bandon.

    We accept returns only if:

    • All tags are still on the item
    • The item has not been used or worn or washed (who’d wash an unused item?)
    • The item is complete (for example if returning shoes send the pair…)
    • Packaging is intact and not damaged (try not to sit on it)

    We suggest, if posting the item to us you retain proof of purchase in case it goes missing in the post! 

    Our Address:

    Web Order Returns, Wild Side Sports, Unit 8 Bandon Retail Park, By-Pass Road, Bandon, Co. Cork, P72 KN32, Ireland (don’t forget to include your receipts!!!)