I live in brogues and oxfords. ‘Uniform dressing’ allows me to allot all creative thinking time to my work. All clothes, shoes, and bags are on regular rotation, which means I really do invest in the pieces that I buy. I used to buy a pair of brogues at least once a year because I wear each pair out so bad. Not just because of rainwater, but also because of ink and paint splatters!!! AAhhhhh. Parting with a favorite pair is always a painful process. 😛
When I learned about Collonil Waterproofing spray, I ordered one right away! Collonil is a German brand that’s been around since the early 1900’s, and they specialize in products for leather and textile care. I kinda went waterproofing-crazy; brought out all my favorite shoes and sprayed on all of them! I swear, it’s like magic. I don’t have to worry about spilling paint or ink on my leather loves!
It’s a no-brainer thing to apply: you just lay your shoes on some newspaper (to protect your flooring!), then spray a coating or two all over the shoes, and let it dry for a few minutes. It worked perfectly, even for these suede brogues! Afterwards, all liquids– water, ink, paint, drinks, or food that falls on your shoes will just slide off.
For my super favorite brown shoes, I used their leather cleaning foam to remove the ink splatters. Worn in, but (finally) stain-free!
And my white gumsole Vans can now see cloudy & rainy days. It’s such a relief to not have to worry about getting them wet and dirty! You just need to re-spray the waterproofer after about 8 wears. A bottle of this Waterproof Spray is P1,095. I went all-out and sprayed on the covers of my Moleskine notebooks as well! 🙂
Online store: Collonil.ph
Check Facebook.com/CollonilPH to see videos of waterproofing tests! 🙂