7 Products to Protect Your Sneakers Through Fall’s Rainy, Chilly Days

Sneakers are a big investment, and with the fall season here, it’s the perfect time to make sure your investment is protected.

A few years ago, the options to protect your kicks against inclement weather and clean them after abuse from the elements were few and far between. But today, there are several choices, and brands have emerged solely dedicated to keeping your sneakers looking good all year.

In recent years, brands dedicated to waterproofing and stain-proofing — as well as aftercare — have become sneakerhead favorites, and those include Jason Markk and Crep Protect. And before the two burgeoning labels came to the forefront, sneaker retailers have had an assortment of protecting and cleaning products available at the cash wrap. With so much to choose from, deciding what to buy may be the most difficult sneaker-related decision you’ll have to make this season.

A Jason Markk cleaning kit.
A Jason Markk cleaning kit.
CREDIT: Courtesy of brand.

The most important step when you are ready to make a purchase is an obvious one, yet it’s often overlooked: Read the packaging to see what materials the product is supposed to protect. If you buy something that doesn’t guard the material your shoes are made of, you’re just wasting money.

Check out the slideshow by clicking the link below on some of the product options your local sneaker retailer may carry.

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