Footwear Cleaners/Treatments

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other
Aquaseal
Atsko
Danner
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Kenetrek
Lowa
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Price

less than $25
$25 - $49.99
$50 and above

Recent Footwear Cleaner/Treatment Reviews

DryGuy Force Dry Shoe & Glove Dryer

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Combining low heat with air movement speeds drying greatly. Packs down reasonably small when not in use. The DryGuy Force Dry boot and glove dryer is a vast improvement over the air only boot dryer I have been using for the last 25 years. By introducing 105-degree heat along with air flow the Force Dry has cut my boot drying time in half. The heated air does a much more thorough job of fully drying boots, shoes, and gloves without causing any damage. By getting my equipment fully dry I no longer… Full review

Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP

rated 5 of 5 stars Outstanding performance. Gives new life to old leather. I'm really impressed with this stuff. I've been wearing leather work boots for decades now. They get a lot of abuse including drops of molten metal, slogging through mud, water and animal crap, lots of abrasion and impact, etc. Usually the leather starts to deteriorate after 12-18 months.  Now, I clean my boots really well with a saddle soap and then apply LP every six months or so. My current pair of work boots are three years old and going… Full review

Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe Water Repelling Treatment

rated 4 of 5 stars I visit hill stations very frequently and before I visited Rishikesh in May 2017 I used NeverWet boot and shoe spray for my sports shoes! Results were really interesting! I visit hill station very frequently! I visited many north hilly stations in India; Rishikesh, Triund in Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, and many others. I also love water sports. Last time I visited Rishikesh (in May) for river rafting but before visiting I was searching for waterproofing shoes and luckily came across NeverWet shoe… Full review

Nikwax Conditioner for Leather

NEVER USE ON SUEDE!!! My friend tried to weather protect my brand new 100$ Uggs and completely ruined them. They are now blotchy and went from a light brown to a dark brown, almost black. Very very very very upset. In short, read the directions and never use this stuff on suede or you'll ruin anything it touches!! My experience was poor, however it was used incorrectly. Just want to let people know if anyone does try to use it on suede. Full review

Gear Aid Freesole Shoe & Boot Repair

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an easy-to-use shoe glue for repairs such as detached soles. It dries overnight and holds securely even after severe abuse. About a month ago, I did a review of the Brooks PureGrit 3 trail running shoes. In that review, I pointed out that the sole had begun to separate near the toe on both shoes. Immediately after writing that review, I used some Freesole to re-attach the sole with fantastic results.   EASE OF USE:   Overall, Freesole is pretty easy to use. You just smear a little bit… Full review

Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Essential waterproofing treatment for Nubuck and Suede leather. Key in its function is that being water based, Nikwax products typically "go where the water goes". The chemistry here works great! The product wicks into wettable areas and waterproofs them! It is thus self regulating with the leather taking up just as much as needed. Like other Nikwax products this product the application method also cleans during the treatment process. Applied to laces this particular product also helps shed trail… Full review

Nikwax Conditioner for Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars An ESSENTIAL tool for real world use of leather, such as boots used in the outdoors (works well on indoor shoes too). Restores supple feel and flexibility to dry leather gear. Restores water proofing without hurting the gear. Neutral color, but does increase the color present giving a darkening effect to the leather. Works with Gore Tex and eVent waterproof membrane boots. Nikwax Conditioner for Leather label for bottle used in this review. My wife scored a nice Lowa Albula GTX boot deal this fall… Full review

Gear Aid ReviveX Leather Gel Water Repellent & Conditioner

rated 1 of 5 stars This product simply does not work. $12 at Sports Authority and an entire bottle of it did NOTHING to make a hat rain repellant. Completely worthless product (except it costs $12). There are other less expensive brands that probably DO work. This product does not work. Sprayed the product on a fur felt hat and let it dry. The rain soaked the hat. Prima facie that the product does not work. The can says it works on jackets, hats, shoes, waders, tents, and packs. Maybe you need to use five or six cans… Full review

Atsko Sno-Seal

rated 5 of 5 stars For chrome-tanned boots, I've never found anything better to keep the water out. It's hard to beat LoneStranger's review of Sno-Seal! I've only used it on my hiking and climbing boots, so I can't testify to its use on belts and jackets. If it's as good on these other applications as it is on boots, It must be greater than I even thought. I started using Sno-Seal in the mid '60s when I got into serious mountaineering — this really was the only thing available besides silicone liquids which were… Full review

Top-Rated Footwear Cleaners/Treatments

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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Rust-Oleum NeverWet Boot & Shoe Water Repelling Treatment
Aquaseal Scent Free Cream
$6
Aquaseal Waterproofing and Conditioner for Leather
$6
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Atsko Sno-Seal
$8
Danner Leather and Fabric Waterproofing Gel
$11 MSRP
Danner Nubuc and Suede Waterproofing Spray
$11 MSRP
DryGuy Force Dry DX Boot Accessory
$13
DryGuy Force Dry DX Boot and Glove Dryer
$71
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
DryGuy Force Dry Shoe & Glove Dryer
$45
DryGuy Simple Dry Boot, Shoe, and Glove Dryer
$30
DryGuy Thermanator Boot and Glove Dryer
$49
DryGuy Travel Dry DX Shoe & Boot Dryer and Warmer
$35
DryGuy Turbodry Boot Dryer
DryGuy Wide Body Boot Dryer
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid Freesole Shoe & Boot Repair
$8
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Gear Aid ReviveX Leather Gel Water Repellent & Conditioner
$9
Granger's G-Max Footwear Gel Cleaner/Waterproofer Kit
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kenetrek Waterproofing Boot Wax
$16 MSRP
Lowa Active Cream
$9
Nikwax Aqueous Wax
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nikwax Conditioner for Leather
$8 - $9
Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof
$6 - $10
Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel
$8 - $9
Nikwax Footwear DuoPack Fabric & Leather
$15 - $16
Nikwax Footwear DuoPack Nubuck & Suede
$15 - $16
 
Nikwax Leather Restorer
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nikwax Nubuck & Suede Proof
$9 - $10
Nikwax Sandal Wash
$5 - $7
Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather
$6 - $9
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP
REI Hiking Boot Brush
$5 MSRP
ReviveX Boot Cleaner
$8
ReviveX Nubuck, Suede & Fabric Water Repellent
$9
Shoe Goo
$6
Sof Sole Athletic Care Kit
$20
Sof Sole Boot Brush
$6
Sof Sole Boot Care Kit
$18
 
Sof Sole Leather Lube
$4
Sof Sole Oxy Sport Cleaner
$6
Sof Sole Sneakerballs Power Freshener
$5
 
Sof Sole Suede & Nubuck Kit
$4
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tectron Sno-Seal Waterproofing

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