Twin Fabric & Leather and Footwear Cleaning Gel

The complete care system for thoroughly cleaning, revitalising breathability and adding water repellency to all combination fabric and leather footwear. Easy to apply and PFC free.

For cleaning and waterproofing footwear
  • Revives the performance of your footwear, keeping your feet warmer and drier

  • Footwear Cleaning Gel cleans effectively, restores water repellency and revives breathability

  • Fabric & Leather Proof adds water repellency and revives breathability without softening leather

  • Recommended for Gore-Tex®, Sympatex® eVent® and all other waterproof footwear

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All you need to clean, revitalise breathability and add water repellency to all combination fabric and leather footwear.

Both easy to apply by hand; spray on, rinse off, apply waterproofing and air-dry. Nikwax products are all environmentally friendly; they are water-based, PFC-free and have never used any harmful aerosols or fluorocarbons.

Why breathability depends upon water repellency…

Breathable waterproof footwear is most likely to get sweaty and wet inside when used in damp or wet conditions. If the outer fabric or leather absorbs water, the breathability of the footwear will be reduced. Therefore, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear must be maintained to ensure comfort. Through use, the outer surface of footwear will pick up contaminants, such as dirt, which attract water, masking the effect of any DWR coating.

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will remove contaminants and revitalise DWR. Durable Water Repellency will eventually wear off and need to be renewed with Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof.

Breathable waterproof footwear is for active, outdoor people…

Anyone who is active outside in damp or wet conditions will benefit from breathable waterproof footwear. Whether you’re a mountaineer, cyclist, dog walker, or you work outside as a farmer or surveyor, you will need good footwear.

Use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Nikwax Fabric & Leather Prood when your waterproof footwear soaks up water…

Your waterproof footwear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. Through use, the outer surface of footwear will pick up contaminants, such as dirt, which attract water. This masks the effect of any Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating, leading to footwear 'wetting out' in wet or damp conditions.

Cleaning waterproof footwear with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will not only remove contaminants, such as dirt, but also revitalise DWR, causing water to bead on the outer surface once more. Once the footwear has been thoroughly worn, you will need to add DWR, using Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof, after cleaning first with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel.

Breathable footwear needs the right cleaner and waterproofer to maintain performance…

Conventional footwear cleaners leave behind a water attractive (hydrophilic) residue which masks the Durable Water Repellency (DWR), causing footwear materials to absorb water and ‘wet out’ in damp or wet conditions. Therefore, they need to be avoided when cleaning waterproof footwear. Use Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel to thoroughly clean your waterproof footwear safely, revitalise DWR and breathability. Alternative waterproofing products are often solvent-based aerosols; alternatively, they may be water-based and use fluorocarbons. Aerosol products are flammable. Fluorocarbons pose a potential risk to the environment and to the long-term health of the consumer.

You don't need to re-waterproof every time you clean…

Regular cleaning will enhance the performance of your footwear by removing water attracting (hydrophilic) dirt and other contaminants picked up when out and about. Cleaning using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will revitalise the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of your footwear, causing water to bead on the outer surface. When Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel alone does not revitalise the DWR of your footwear it’s time to re-waterproof using the appropriate Nikwax footwear waterproofer.

How Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof maintain and protect your waterproof footwear…

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel is a highly effective cleaner, which has been specifically designed and optimised for breathable waterproof footwear. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel is a safe product to use on breathable waterproof footwear as it does not leave water attracting (hydrophilic) residues, which lead to fabric and leather absorbing water and 'wetting out'. Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel removes water absorbent dirt and stains picked up during use; this revitalises Durable Water Repellency (DWR) and causes water to bead on the outer surface. Regular cleaning with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel will revitalise existing DWR and revive breathability of your footwear, keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof is easy and quick to apply; either spray or sponge on to wet boots. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof provides highly Durable Water Repellency (DWR) which develops on air drying. It leaves a flexible water repellent treatment on individual fibres of fabric and leather. This allows moisture vapour to pass through, maintaining breathability and keeping your feet dry. Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof has been specifically designed and optimised for fabric and leather combination footwear.

Like all Nikwax products, Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof

Nikwax takes great care to minimise the effect of Nikwax products on the environment and on you, the consumer. Nikwax waterproofing products are water-based, non-aerosol, non-flammable, non-hazardous and environmentally friendly. They contain no harmful solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and are completely free of fluorocarbons (which have been shown to be persistent in the environment and have been associated with serious health issues).

Apply Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel and Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof

Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel:

  1. Recommended for Gore-Tex®, eVENT® & SympaTex® footwear.
  2. Rinse item with clean water to remove loose mud and to dampen surface.
  3. Shake well before use. Press sponge applicator to break seal.
  4. Apply generously over the area to be cleaned.
  5. If very dirty scrub with a stiff nylon brush (e.g. nail brush).
  6. Rinse well with clean water.
  7. If required, apply appropriate Nikwax® water-based waterproofing or conditioner while footwear is damp.

  8. Note Colour may run, test on a hidden area first.

Nikwax Fabric & Leather Proof:

  1. Brush off dirt with a damp cloth and clean using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel.
  2. Shake well before use. Press sponge applicator to break seal.
  3. Apply generously to wet footwear; Spray-On (from a distance of 5cm) or Sponge-On.
  4. After 2 minutes, remove surplus with a cloth and allow to dry before use.

  5. Note: Light/coloured fabric and/or leather may darken after treatment. Test on a hidden area first.
Always allow footwear to dry naturally…

  1. Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.
  2. Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture; this should be replaced when wet.
  3. Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.
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