Tag: Footwear

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…

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The Nikwax Spring Break Checklist

March 6, 2014 0

It’s that time of year again: spring break! After drifting drearily through the murky winter months, it’s finally time to get out and go somewhere exciting. You know you want spring adventure, but where to go? Head to the mountains for some spring snow? Catch surf and sun in some tropical country? Wherever it is…

By cmrandall1

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

Beat the heat

July 16, 2013 0

Summer: the one season that has the power to make us suffer and enjoy it at the same time. It’s during these dog days that we have hours and hours of sunlight that lure us outside. The same sun bears down in relentless heat, which can zap the enthusiasm of even the most die-hard athlete.…

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