Author Topic: waterproof walking boots  (Read 880 times)

JerryW

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #30 on: 09:30:51, 20/08/17 »
...The boots are really comfortable, lightweight(ish), ...

To the best of my knowledge, they are the lightest full leather boots in the world. If somebody knows of lighter ones I would love to hear about them.

Very happy with my Supalites though

henryb

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #31 on: 13:53:45, 20/08/17 »
Here's what I went for in the end. Walked 13km yesterday, very comfortable. Salomon quest 4D
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kinkyboots

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #32 on: 14:58:41, 20/08/17 »
Glad you got sorted out. Let's just hope you don't have any problems and they last a bit longer this time.

Along with the regular use of a waterproofing spray a decent pair of Gore-Tex or eVent gaiters would help to protect the uppers from wear and abrasion and go a long way towards keeping them waterproof for longer.

henryb

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #33 on: 15:04:12, 20/08/17 »
Thanks Kinkyboots. Re washing the boots would Nikwax Footwear cleaning gel and fabric and leather proof be ok?

kinkyboots

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #34 on: 16:20:34, 20/08/17 »
If you've already got some left over from your previous boots they will be fine to use up but personally I avoid Nikwax footwear cleaning & proofing products as in my experience whilst they're quick to apply but the waterproofing effect they provide just seems to wash away very quickly and you might as well have put your money down the drain. (I ought to say I find it's a totally different story with Nikwax's clothing cleaners & proofing products which I find work really well.)

I would probably give something like Grangers Gear Cleaner & Footwear Repel Twin Pack 275ml a try in preference to the Nikwax stuff. (both Grangers products can be bought separately if required)

http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/grangers-gear-cleaner-footwear-repel-twin-pack-p397018
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grangers-Gear-Cleaner-Footwear-Repel-Spray-Twin-Pack-2x275ml-Waterproofer/351768905522

If you prefer to stick with the Nikwax products Blacks have a buy get one free offer on at the moment
https://www.blacks.co.uk/equipment/239515-nikwax-fabric-and-leather-reproofer-spray-and-footwear-cleaning-gel-300ml-twin-pack.html

Salomon's footwear care page http://www.salomon.com/uk/care.html
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JerryW

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Re: waterproof walking boots
« Reply #35 on: 16:50:51, 20/08/17 »
I notice they weigh 200g more than the Supalite boots do.. I hope they do well for you, and do what you want them to