In the autumn and winter season, blotting shoes become a real disaster. Legs after a walk are always wet, shoes quickly lose their original appearance, and about the unpleasant smell of not dried boots and boots and can not speak.
What if your boots get wet, and how to prepare shoes for winter?
7 folk recipes to protect against moisture
7 best store tools
Video receipts how to make shoes waterproof
Why shoes get wet in the winter and how to properly prepare it for it Seasons?
Everyone knows that wet feet are an excuse to be off with fever and a cold. Therefore, it is important that shoes in the season of snows or rains should remain dry.
Why do boots get wet in winter?
- The sole is peeled off. Most often, such a “wet business” is associated with the damage to the sole or its substandard “adhesion” with the boot itself.
- Poorly made shoes. Cheap shoes “2 pairs for the price of 1” always sin poor quality. Manufacturers use substandard materials, and the production process leaves much to be desired. Given that suede with the skin by themselves do not pass moisture, you can confidently talk about substandard seams or the presence of holes, cracks.
- Chemical reagents. They in winter are sprinkled with roads, and it’s no secret to anyone that such a means is capable of “killing” even the strongest boots in one winter.
- Absence of special impregnation on shoes (note – the task of the manufacturer).
- Synthetic materials. From the cold, artificial leather and other synthetic materials crack, resulting in shoes losing their “moisture resistance”.
So that with the beginning of winter you do not have to immediately shell out for the second pair of shoes, get it in advance .
Which shoes do not slip in winter?
And prepare the first pair for winter with the help of simple advice and specialists from the shoe shop:
- We evaluate the integrity of the sole, seams, skin and accessories.
- We wash and clean the surface.
- Change the heel (if necessary) and strengthen the heels.
- Stitch (strengthen) the seams.
- Strengthen (if necessary) the sole. This preventive measure will help to compact the sole, protect it from rapid abrasion and give anti-slip properties. It is important to make sure that the master uses only high-quality material that will be resistant to reagents and frost. For example, wear-resistant rubber or polyurethane. From such a budgetary option as a rubber (note – and from microporous rubber) should be discarded.
You can also …
- Impregnate substandard seams with a special product with water-repellent properties. However, periodically this manipulation will have to be repeated.
- Prolong the cracks and holes (note – sand the surface, and then apply linseed oil and wait for it to dry).
- Set a snap (nakat) on top of your sole, if you do not want to change it completely.
- Buy fat-containing (nutritious) means for shoes made of leather. They will return elasticity to the boots and prevent cracking.
- Acquire cream / aerosol based on beeswax for shoe lacquered.
- Find special products for shoes with breathable membranes. Such agents will enhance the water-repellent effect and support the breath of the pores.
Not only in winter you have to think about water repellent for shoes. They will not interfere with the summer footwear (who likes slippery shoes).
Your attention – folk and store tools to protect shoes from moisture.
Strengthen the water-repellent properties of leather shoes: 7 best “folk” recipes
- Sheep fat (about 50 g) + flax oil (about 50 g) + regular turpentine (10 g). Mix the ingredients, pre-melted the fat, and apply another warm mixture on the boots with a soft cloth.
- Wax + flax oil. 30 g of wax (you can use paraffin) melt on low heat and mixed with the previously purchased linseed oil (enough 10 grams). We put a warm mixture on the boots and gently rubbed with a woolen cloth.
- Castor oil. As a rule, it is available for every girl. But use it is recommended only for rough skin (note – it will spoil the thin skin). Simply rub the oil into the leather surface and polish.
- Beeswax (about 20 g) + ordinary turpentine (about 10-15 g) + rosin ground (not more than 50 g). Mix all components and apply soft cloth on the boots. Wait for absorption.
- Glycerin (about 20 g) + fish oil liquid (40 g) + turpentine (about 30 g) + beeswax (about 10 g). Mix everything, melt on low heat and mix with glycerin. Then apply the mixture on the shoes.
- Castor oil + any animal fat. These components are taken in equal proportions, pre-melted fat. Next, mix them and apply the mixture to the shoes and its seams.
- Wax or paraffin wax. Rub the boots with a candle until the surface is completely covered. Further, this wax coating is evenly heated with a hair dryer. An ingenious recipe, reliably saving shoes from getting wet.
Paraffin wax and organic creams for suede shoes can not be used – it requires a more subtle approach.
Suede suits store tools for shoes such as aerosols and emulsions, widely presented in stores.
7 best store tools to protect boots from getting wet
- Salamander Universal SMS. This spray is suitable for leather, textiles and suede. Safely protects shoes from dirt and moisture, and also improves its appearance. The disadvantage is a strong smell (it is better to use a spray on the street or on the balcony). The average price is about 350 rubles.
- Ecco. A unique effective spray that protects against moisture and dirt and does not interfere with the air exchange of the material. It is characterized by instant drying and is economically consumed. The average price is about 500 rubles.
- Collonil Nanopró. A revolutionary spray based on fluorocarbonate compounds is a real find for leather, textiles, nubuck, velor and so on. Creates the finest and inconspicuous, absolutely impenetrable and deep film on the shoes. Of the advantages – high profitability. Of the disadvantages – the price. Spray will cost an average of 600-800 rubles.
- KiwiAquaStop. This spray is suitable for leather and nubuck, as well as for suede, textiles and artificial leather. Safely protects shoes (dirt, moisture and reagents), dries quickly, restores appearance, easily fits in a bag. It costs about 200 rubles.
- Cream Salamander. Bold nourishing cream for the skin. Powerful water-repellent properties, restoration of shine, painting of scuffs, economy, natural wax in the composition, absence of a sharp chemical smell. The average price is about 160 rubles.
- Grangers G-Wax. Very effective cream-impregnation for rough skin. Purpose – cleaning and protection from moisture and salt. It is based on beeswax. The average price is about 350 rubles.
- SMS Olvist. Quality Swedish impregnation for 100% protection against moisture and dirt. Designed for leather textiles. Completely approved by buyers. The average cost is about 300 rubles.
Of course, just to buy the perfect tool for your shoes – a little.
It is also important to apply it correctly!
- The method of 3-stage impregnation. Apply the product to the shoes three times, with an interval between procedures equal to 1 day.Only after such a procedure can you be sure of the reliability of your shoes.
- Using a spray, spray it not with one “pshikom” , but until the product stops absorbing into the structure of the shoes.
- When using impregnation on old shoes, we first clean the surface of shoes качест, then wash and thoroughly dry. And only then you can apply the product.
- We choose the product correctly! For example, greasy water-repellent creams are suitable only for rough skin, and for other materials it is better to use sprays and emulsions. It is also worth noting that leatherette is not able to absorb oils and sprays.
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If you have bought expensive shoes for the winter and it is soaked in the first week of winter, you have every right to contact the seller and ask for a refund or equivalent exchange.
It is recommended to keep a receipt!
If the seller refuses, according to the law, you can insist on carrying out the procedure of independent examination and sue, demanding reimbursement of all your expenses, the amount spent on shoes, as well as payments for non-pecuniary damage.