Reviewed by capt john from NC on Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I have tried every product out there and I am a true NIK WAX believer.. I hike for weeks at a time and I'm an avid hunter and out doors man. I don't believe in bad weather just bad gear..One thing you should know is it will make the color of your boots or shoes darker.
“When applying this category of product (water base) over a different protective shoe/boot product already on a pair of high quality shoes that is silicone and non-water base, will Nikwax adhere or roll off?||Also, with silicone-treated leather, can this product function or will it fail to protect it?||These questions are based on early Nikwax experience with as-new and new boots, where nearly a decade ago the product failed to perform and several alternative products are no longer marketed since they were of a petroleum base. Yet they worked excellently. ||So, before purchasing water-base outdoor leather protective products this is the glitch when manufacture-treated leather or previously non-water-base treated footwear is exposed to Nikwax.||While the brand has an OK reputation, several now-extinct products were left behind that in my experience were far superior for leather. Sad what a decade of 'progress' can do to degrade market value of quality footwear with low quality coatings.”
Asked on 12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by ~in a small town... from in Kenai Mountains, Alaska