Tag: footwear care

How to Clean & Waterproof Shoes and Boots

April 18, 2017 13

Dirty, soggy shoes? Over time, shoes and boots get dirty and lose their original waterproofing. Even if your shoes have a waterproof membrane, like GORE-TEX, BDry, or eVent, the outer material will eventually soak up water. If your shoes are wet on the outside, that means water vapor (foot sweat) can’t escape, and soon, pruney swamp feet…

By nikwax

The Fine Art of Tailgating

August 29, 2013 0

The ball crosses into the End Zone. High fives and cheers surround you. Someone picks you up and raises you over the crowd. A cooler full of Gatorade pours down over your head. Wait a minute. That’s not Gatorade. You didn’t score the winning touchdown. You’re in the parking lot listening to the big game…

By cmrandall1

Spring hiking preview

April 18, 2013 0

It’s officially spring, which means that hiking season is here. Which means it’s time to bust out your boots (and if you didn’t store them properly last fall, time to clean and waterproof). Got it? Great. Now the fun starts. Whether you’re heading out for a leisurely stroll or a multi-day wilderness trek, planning your…

By cmrandall1

Clean your stinky sandals!

May 21, 2012 1

Blog readers, meet Sandal Wash. Sandal Wash will make your sandals sparkly clean again but, perhaps even more important, it will also remove odor. Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to a special monoterpenoid (hello, grown-up word!) known as geraniol, it will also remove even the funkiest funk from sport sandals, fashion footwear and anything…

By nikwax

End of Summer Sandal Overhaul

August 25, 2011 0

I know it’s been awhile since our last post, but, you see, it’s been sunny in Seattle. We’ve only gotten a handful of sunshiney opportunities to get out on the water and up in the mountains and, well, we know you understand. Anyway, the end of summer approaches (as evidenced by the season mountain pass…

By kelseyhulse

Not JUST for Outdoor Gear

July 20, 2011 0

The Situation: After a weekend walking around in Seattle’s poor rainy excuse for a summer, I noticed that my favorite black flats were covered in white marks. The marks look not unlike the stains that are common from road salt in the winter – and like road salt stains, these were persistent and refused to…

By kelseyhulse