Tag: clean

How to Clean Sandals and Next-to-skin Footwear!

July 5, 2018 6

When the weather is warm, out come our sandals. Unfortunately, after a few wears, foot odor can start to come with them, and over time, our favorite sandals can become our stinkiest. Sweat, dirt, grime, campfire smoke, and other crud can begin to prevent us from feeling as confident in our sandals as we once…

By nikwax

How to Clean and Re-Waterproof your Rain Jacket

September 28, 2017 17

Over time, rain jackets can lose their water-repellency. Waterproofing doesn’t last forever. Whether from rubbing against a dirty car while packing up groceries, or a muddy dog wanting snuggles, a dirty jacket will stop repelling water.     Luckily, it’s easy to clean and re-waterproof your rain jacket so you can stay dry. The trick is…

By nikwax

Free yourself from funky smelling athletic apparel!

July 18, 2014 6

Running, hiking, biking, or even hitting the gym are all activities that leave you feeling energized and refreshed…up until the moment that you catch a whiff of something funky. When you realize that it’s your athletic gear you’re mortified. “How can my clothes smell that awful? I swore I just washed them! I guess I’ll give…

By nikwax

Back From the Dead: How to Clean Your Ski Jacket

October 15, 2013 0

The world is full of frights that the rational mind can’t reconcile with reality: cheese in a can, the zombie apocalypse, that ski jacket you left unwashed, dirt-covered and and reeking at the bottom of your gear closet. While experts are quite unified in their classification of canned cheese food, zombies and abused ski jackets…

By cmrandall1

Why white shoes? Why?

January 30, 2012 0

Not too long ago I acquired a pair of super cool 5.10 approach/ parkour shoes. Now I’m no parkour aficionado, but I do get out to climb a bit, so I was psyched for some new kicks. The downside was that these shoes were white, meaning they would stay white for about 5 minutes after…

By nikwax