Sådan vandt dine sko uden at ødelægge dem

Regn eller sne (or any kind of rainfall really), is like the kiss of death to a loved pair of leather shoes. That’s why, almost all shoe inscriptions insist on blowing them down with a waterproof spray before you go outdoors. As it turns out, the one preventive measure may have the opposite effect, shorten your shoe life. David Mesquita, vicepræsident for Leather Spa og skoomspecialist, ville være den første til at anbefale ikke at bruge vandtætte sprøjter – his shop does not even make things. So what should you do to protect your shoes from the elements? Continue reading to find out how to water your shoes without destroying them completely. 

Undgå vandtætte sprayer

“Til virkelig” vandtæt “læder betyder at skabe en barriere hvor vand eller fugt ikke kan komme igennem fra begge retninger, så læderet ikke længere trækker vejret,” siger Mesquita. “When the leather does not breathe again, it affects the temperature and swell from the inside, causing sweat and odor. Your picture is sitting in a sauna.”

Select a waterproof spray instead

Vandfarveafstødningsmidler are your best efforts – they are easy enough, so even if you accidentally translate the material, you will not damage it, says Mesquita. En anden fordel? Rengøring, farvning og konditionering af dine sko (også alt hvad du behøver for at holde livet på dine sko) er faktisk muligt, hvis du bruger en vandtett spray. “Watertight sprayers are too strong, they act as sealants, and because of it, it will not absorb polish or leather balm,” explains Mesquita.

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Test en patch først

“I recommend to make a sample check before using anything over a topic,” says Mesquita. “Test altid stedet først.”

Mist Lad

“Hold sprøjten otte til 12 inches væk fra artiklen og mist en meget let applikation. Let it dry. Then place another layer and if you want, you can do a third,” says Mesquita. Hans valg: Læder Spa vand og pletbeskytter ($ 17; leatherspa.com). 

Undgå en bestemt afslutning

“Sprøjt ikke laklæder. Think about it like plastic – it can not necessarily ruin the material, but it will just sit on top and look messy or wet,” says Mesquita. “Du kan bruge vandafvisende spray til alle andre materialer, som læder, ruskind, nubuck og stof.”