Whether you're out walking, doing sports, shopping or on your way to work, sooner or later you'll be surprised by the rain, no matter what the season. Wet weather places high demands on clothing, especially shoes, jackets and bags. Wherever you are, pedag waterproofers don't leave you standing in the rain and protect shoes & co. from moisture and dirt.
Waterproofing is one of the most important steps in shoecare. Even new shoes should be waterproofed before you wear them for the first time in order to protect them from moisture, dirt and stains. In daily use, our shoes are put under enormous stress: They get spattered, wet or dusty – and therefore they have to be cleaned and nourished regularly. The crowning finish of every care is the waterproofing. It makes the material ready for the next use.
No matter if it is your handbag, shoes or umbrella – you can protect almost all kinds of material from water and dirt provided that you use the right waterproofer. The fine mist of waterproofing sprays covers all surfaces with a protecting layer so that they become water repellent and dust, dirt and stains cannot penetrate the material anymore.
Three steps to waterproof
- Use waterproofing sprays only outside or in well ventilated rooms. Shake well before use.
- >pply the spray on clean and dry surfaces from a distance of 30 centimetres (1 foot). Make sure you apply only a thin film of waterproofer and that the material does not get soaked. For optimal protection results, apply the spray three times.
- Afterwards, allow the shoes to dry for 20 to 30 minutes. To finish, smooth leather shoes may want to be polished. When treating suede shoes, lift up the nap with a special brush.
Tip: When waterproofing your shoes, do not forget to apply the waterproofer on seams and leather soles, too! To protect these delicate areas, our pedag Liquid Waterproofer is the ideal product.
Which shoes should be waterproofed?
You should waterproof all shoes that you wear outside (except rubber boots and sandals), because wet upper materials lose their breathability, get heavier and let the foot cool down. So it's better to stride through the woods with dry feet, right?
You should apply the waterproofer regularly. At the latest when you notice that the water-repellent effect becomes weaker and the materials become hygroscopic. This happens more quickly if the equipment is heavily used, because the impregnation naturally wears out because of the friction on the material when you move.
Waterproofing important for sports shoes
Waterproofing is particularly important for functional clothing and outdoor or sports shoes. If the impregnation is worn out, the material loses its water-repellent effect. The result: it sucks up, dries badly, loses its breathability and cools you down. Together with Norwegian outdoor athletes we have therefore developed a range of high-tech care products that meet the special requirements of modern materials and preserve their function and value.
Waterproof in an eco-friendly way
The topic of sustainability is and remains current. We have a great responsibility towards our environment. We are constantly optimizing the formulations of our classic care products so that we can offer consumers more environmentally friendly and solvent-free care products containing natural active ingredients, such as: carnauba wax, beeswax and shea butter. The development of the care line pedag eco-friendly was the next logical step for us.
The eco-friendly waterproofer, millions of glassy molecules arrange around each individual fiber. This 3D molecular structure is like an invisible protective layer, which protects and even makes absorbent materials, such as suede and textile, water-repellent. Read more about pedag eco-friendly in our blog article.