4.4 out of 5
changed leather color
June 26, 2005
I used the cleanning gel to clean my Merrell Switchback Gortex hiking boots I just bought ($150). Well, it changed the leather from light brown to dark brown. I kind of like the dark color. Just be aware of the color change. I do not think it does too much good to use the gel to clean. I think Nikwax Aqueous Wax is good enough. You can just clean the boots with clean water and apply the wax.
A solid Nikwax staple
August 08, 2010
Another great environmentally friendly Nikwax product. Cleans footwear as well as anything.
Great for prepping shoes
September 28, 2004
This product is great for getting you shoes prepped to apply the nikwax waterproofing. I have been using both on the same boots now for over 3 years and my leather boots are still waterproof despite heavy usage.
good for removing road grime
March 25, 2007
Although it will darken leather slightly, it will remove dirt and other grime from the trail. Not a good for things that have a greasy residue.
December 03, 2009
I followed with the Waterproofing and all is dry!
works great, definitely improved the loft of the down as well.
November 15, 2009
I heard that you could use a light detergent to wash your Footwear and do not do it. Keeps up the loft and the life of the Footwear. Use a front loading washer/dryer though if possible
May 23, 2007
Could not be any more happier with a product. My motocross boots had 6 month old mud on them. They cleaned up perfect. thanks for the tech help on product usage.
May 28, 2010
used this to clean my basketball shoes - got most of the dirt and markings off, but isn't strong enough to get some off. i do recommend this product though!