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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 15-09-2019, 16:40 Thread Starter
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How to waterproof leather shoes?

I've a pair of light grey leather trainers. I got a stain on them which was probably soy sauce but might've been balsamic vinegar, or even olive oil.

After consulting Mr.Google, I removed the stain using just a magic sponge and water. It worked a treat.

However, it also removed all protection from the leather. I've worked a fair bit of Clarks premium leather cream into it, and applied Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof.

But I'm still not convinced they'll be waterproof.

Any ideas?

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"Dubbin"

It works a treat Jean,I regularly do my shoes with it guaranteed waterproof.
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Will it change the colour of the shoes Drew, or come off on clothes?

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We used to use a leather product called Hide Food years ago Jean. Brought up old cracked leather car seats a treat. Haven't tried it on shoes and maybe I should.
I have some fake but very supple leather Prada moccasins I just love and they are badly stained, so if I can find my old Hide Food it's worth a try.

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Have a look in Google Jean, you will see the different brands there, and the attached video will also help.


It won't change the colour of your shoes if you use "Neutral". It was and still is used throughout the country as the best leather waterproofer on the market.

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I remember slathering Dubbin on my football boots when I was forced to play needless games when I was at school, and that was 50 (& a bit) years ago now.

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Thanks all. I did a bit of googling on dubbin and realised that I might make them waterproof but they would no longer breathe. I'm one of those folk cursed with sweaty feet so I decided just to keep feeding with the Clark's cream.

Won't know till the next wet day if it's worked or not.

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Now the world knows you have sweaty feet Jean. But you will 'grow' out of it eventually.

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Dubbin is the most awful product for many reasons except one.....it's the only product in it's field that does it's job perfectly!

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Now the world knows you have sweaty feet Jean.[IMG class=inlineimg]/images/MotorhomeFacts_2014/smilies/tango_face_grin.png[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]/images/MotorhomeFacts_2014/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG] But you will 'grow' out of it eventually.[IMG class=inlineimg]/images/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG]

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