How Do I Waterproof My Shoes?

Barefoot shoes are meant to be functional, and for many people that means they need to withstand wet conditions. You can find a list of waterproof and water resistant barefoot shoes here, and there are several ways to waterproof shoes yourself.

Spray-on water protectants are good for shoes you don’t want altered, but they do need to be reapplied every so often and definitely after cleaning. For more intense waterproofing, wax based protectants are very effective but they can change the look and feel of the shoe material. Here are a few of my favorites:

Additional Waterproofing Hacks:

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5 thoughts on “How Do I Waterproof My Shoes?”

  1. I just got ZeaZoo dingo boots in black from your shop (super quick I might add!😊). I want to make them more water resistant and protect them. I have Kiwi Protect-all and Sno-seal water guard extreme. Do you have any advice on which I should use? Or any other tips?

    1. I just watched the Instagram reel. Thanks for posting. My Sno-seal product is different, a spray not wax. I’m still not sure what to do, wondering if I can apply a spray evenly enough? I don’t want to mess up the look of my beautiful new boots🤩

      1. Oh, interesting I didn’t realize Sno Seal had a spray product! I would test it on the heel first and let it fully dry (24 hours) to see if it changes the leather.

    2. The Kiwi is definitely a lighter product and won’t change the look, but isn’t as effective. I guess it depends on how you want to use them and what is most important!

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