Properly impregnate shoes
Making shoes weatherproof through impregnation
Now it's that time again, the days are getting shorter, colder and uncomfortable. The winter shoes are rummaged forward and so it is now especially important to think about whether the shoes are really still weatherproof or need care. Even those who buy new shoes should not fall prey to the misconception that all shoes are impregnated by the manufacturer at the time of sale and are therefore water and dirt repellent. But even if the shoes are impregnated before the first wearing, it should be repeated regularly, according to the load of the footwear.
Impregnation makes the upper material of the shoe impermeable. Both external moisture, but also dirt can not penetrate into the interior of the shoe. Another positive side effect is that impregnation extends the wearing time of the shoes. Impregnation itself can also be applied to bags and functional clothing. In this case, you just have to make sure when choosing the product used that it can also be used for these materials.
How to do it:
Before impregnating, the shoe must be clean, so clean it thoroughly. Depending on the degree of soiling, you can choose between dry cleaning with brushes or cloths or wet cleaning with water or shoe cleaning products. If the shoes are then clean again, the shoes should dry well for the first time. But do not put the shoes on the heater or in the blazing sun. The upper material of the shoes can become brittle if it dries too quickly.
Then take the waterproofing spray, e.g. from Collonil, and spray the shoe evenly. It is important to keep the spray bottle about a can length away, so that a fine mist can trickle onto the shoes and not a heavy rain of impregnation agent. The impregnation itself is better done in the fresh air to avoid damage to health. New shoes should be impregnated 2-3 times before the first wearing.
And later you should first check the necessity of impregnation before lending a hand. The best way is to put a few drops of water on the dry shoe. If the water beads off immediately, a new impregnation is not necessary. If the water drop remains and even soaks in, then impregnation is urgently needed.
One more tip at the end: Baby shoes should not be impregnated, because babies and toddlers like to put their shoes in their mouths. And everyone can probably imagine that oral ingestion of waterproofing agents and also other shoe care products is not particularly good for children.
The Collonil company has been producing shoe care products for over 100 years. We are convinced that your shoes are always well cared for with shoe care products from the Collonil company.