Work boots are often forgotten pieces of every day equipment. I know mine are. So when Nikwax sent me Footwear Cleaning Gel, Conditioner for Leather and Fabric & Leather Proof I thought maybe my hiking/long days at a show boots could use the tlc.
Each product has a simple to follow list of steps on how to use it, so first things first, I sprayed off the large pieces of horse poo. Then using the super convenient sponge applicator rubbed the cleaning gel all over. It got nice and foamy which always makes me feel like it's working. Then I rinsed the suds off to reveal a much cleaner boot!
I then toweled off the excess water and started applying the conditioner. Using the same attached sponge applicator I rubbed the wax like substance all over. I let this fully soak in before moving on to the final step, waterproofing. The proof spray was a very easy step: spray liberally all over the boot. Once that dried I played around to see the difference, and now the water just rolls right off my boots! I hadn't thought much about taking the time to care for these shoes because they are great heavy duty boots but man do they look better! They even feel much softer to the touch.
It's always important to take care of your things to make them last longer, and with these Nikwax products I feel like doing that will be a breeze!
Check that out! What a difference! And look at those water droplets just beading off.
A few weeks ago I shared on Instagram a picture of a package I had received from Dover Saddlery and now I want to review a few of the products I got. A few years ago I purchased my first pair of Mudruckers and they were the perfect shoe for my life as a show groom! They were my everyday go to shoe for probably a year. It's been a few years since then and I finally decided to get another pair. The hardest part about ordering shoes online is getting the size right, unfortunately they are only sold in whole sizes. I usually would go for a 9 1/2 but because they don't have that size I went down to a 9. I was concerned my foot would swim too much in a 10. Well, after a month of almost every day wear, I wish I would have gotten the 10. The 9 isn't terrible but my toes do hurt after a long day of wear. Aside from the tight fit the shoe is everything I loved before! Waterproof, great tred, and a cushy sole. I would definitely recommend these shoes to other hard working barn rats! Just, if you are between sizes, order up.