There's nothing worse than walking around in wet, squishy shoes. If you're on a quest to learn how to waterproof shoes, you basically have two main treatment options: wax or spray. Each one has some pros and cons. But before diving into them, it helps to first know the proper steps to take before treating your shoes.
Steps to take before you start:
- Break in your shoes: As you wear your shoes, you create natural creases in the material. The waterproofing treatment needs to be able to get inside those folds so it's important to break your shoes in first. If you try to waterproof brand-new shoes, you'll have to do it again as soon as these creases develop.
- Test the treatment on a small spot: Lots of brands say that their treatment works on various colors and materials but unless your shoe is black, it's a good idea to do a spot test, especially on leather. Pick a part of the shoe underneath the laces or in another hidden spot and test it before applying it everywhere.
With that in mind, read on to learn how to waterproof shoes.