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Best Waterproofing Sprays for Sneakers

If you’re looking to keep your sneakers in pristine condition, it’s worth investing in a waterproof spray that will protect leather and other fabrics from damage in wet weather. Once applied, the formula forms an invisible barrier of protection that lets the shoe breathe. Here, we did the research and rounded up the best waterproofing sprays on the market for you to try.

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1. Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof

This water-based formula provides maximum protection and can be used on smooth leather, synthetic leather, fabric and Gore-Tex shoes.

Pros: It’s aerosol-free and comes in a travel-friendly 4-ounce can. It lets the material breathe.

Cons: Some may find it leaves shoes a bit waxy.

Nikwax Fabric and Leather Proof
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2. Sof Sole Water Proofer

It creates a protective shield that repels dirt, water and oil. It’s safe to use on nubuck, suede and most common sneaker fabrics.

Pros: An easy-spray nozzle allows for quick and thorough application. It’s offered in a 7.5-ounce size.

Cons: It won’t work on patent leather or vinyl.

Sof Sole Water Proofer, 7.5-Ounce
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3. Kiwi Sneaker Protector

This spray guards against rain, stains, salt and dirt. It’s suitable for full-grain and patent leather, faux leather, suede, nubuck, mesh, nylon and canvas.

Pros: It offers breathable protection for up to 15 days of rain. The smaller 4.25-ounce can is ideal for travel.

Cons: It’s best to spray this one outdoors.

Kiwi Sneaker Protector
CREDIT: Courtesy of Amazon
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