In dressing up, you shoe plays a vital role to ensure that you look sharp at all times. Unfortunately, there are just moments that no matter how much you would like to wear your shoes, you can’t because of the weather – it is not waterproof.
Walking around on a wet or damp shoe is not the coolest thing. Walking with a wet shoe, depending on the material of your shoe can make funny noises, and the last thing that you want to do is to get that much attention by walking around with it. It might also cause your feet to smell especially if you have worn it for a longer period of time. If in case you would not be able to dry your shoe right, it might just develop a foul smell too.
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What if there is a way for you to protect your favorite shoes from liquid and be able to walk around with it even if it rains? That would be very interesting, right? As if it is not the best part, what if you can protect your shoe for less than a dollar or not if you have the material already in your home.
What is it that this section is talking about? Well, you will witness the miracle that a wax candle can do! Yes, you read it right; this material will help you protect your shoe from moist or liquid by using wax candles.
How to waterproof shoes using wax candles
- Get a candle. If you have one lying around at home, this could be the best time for you to make use of it. If you do not have one, go to your local grocery store and look for candles. It would not cost you a lot, promise.
- Rub the candle generously to your shoe. The more wax you get in your shoe, the more waterproof it will be.
- Grab a hair dryer, if you do not have one you can borrow one or buy a cheap one (it will still do the trick), and give your shoe a nice blow dry. Since the air that is coming out from a hair dryer is warm, you would notice that the wax would start to melt and seep into your shoe. That is a good sign. The wax will create a protective layer by cover the points where the water can come in. Once done, set aside to cool.
You can do a test of your shoe if it has been already coated properly with wax before wearing it, by pouring small amount of water to your shoe. If incase that there are spots that you miss out, you can repeat the process until your satisfied with the result. This article was only made possible by the contributions from TT Waterproofing