Don’t let splashing rain ruin your sneaker ride, here’s the perfect guide on how to waterproof your sneakers. Moreover, the best products.

Monsoons can be a terrible series of months for sneakerheads out there. Keeping our kicks fresh during this season can be a bit difficult. However, this does not mean that we keep our sneakers until the end of the season. Sneaker care brands are the doctors of the sneaker sphere. Not only do they have solutions to keep our kicks fresh but also dry. Here’s how you can waterproof your sneakers with the good tools.

Before you begin, note this

Consider whether the fabric of your sneakers needs special care before indulging in water-repellent products. High-end sneakers may have high-quality fabrics, but some of them may be more sensitive to certain products. Always opt for aerosols rather than wax-based solutions. The latter tends to dehydrate the fabric and affect its texture.

Take a look at the details of each bottle to check how long the effect lasts. Some repellents tend to darken the fabric when applied. Don’t panic, air them out and let the surface dry. Fabric waterproofing may not guarantee 100% dryness. It varies depending on factors such as fabric, water intensity and exposure.

How to waterproof your sneakers

  1. Start by thoroughly cleaning your sneakers, but completely dry. Best use a damp cloth or brush. It is important to keep the surface dry for the solution to settle properly.
  2. Then start spraying the solution on the shoe from a distance of about 10 to 15 centimeters. This way it allows the aerosol solution to spread properly instead of collecting and patching the tissue.
  3. Make sure the sole of the shoe is also covered. The focal points will be the toe, the side shank, the collar and the laces. Strictly don’t pause the process, keep it continuous.
  4. Once this is done, gently place the sneaker leaning against a wall, at the level of its midsole.

Now that you know how to waterproof your sneakers, here are the best products on the market for it.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

While PUMA designs premium sneakers, they also provide the right gear to keep you clean and dry. This is a lighter solution, so you wouldn’t want to jog with these vaporizers. It is perfect for fabrics such as leather, nubuck, suede and canvas.

Available at PUMA’s online store.

Endorsed by VegNonVeg, India’s sneaker ace, CREP’s solution is powered by nanotechnology. It creates an invisible protective barrier that prevents rain and stains from damaging your shoes. It’s not meant for heavy splashes, but it can stay clean and dry in a light shower. Ideal for suede, canvas and leather.

Available at JD Sports

Invisible and odorless spray will repel liquids and protect your precious shoes and accessories from unwanted stains. The spray creates a protective coating that prevents damage to your shoe or sneakers from daily splashes and spills. The innovative fogger executes a fine mist to adequately cover the surface.