Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winterize your Vans...



...or at least rain-proof...

Had the idea walking home last night in the rain... Filson had rain drops beading off it and the vans were soaked...lightbulb.

11 comments:

Angelo said...

You crazy for this one Plett haha. I just ordered some wax, but my vans have holes in the toes so it would be redundant. This might inspire me to look around for what else could use a proofing though.

Rick said...

Good call. I did the same thing to my Toms last Spring.

Ryan said...

Angelo- haha, yes, crazy... Filson wax is the shit, so easy to use, did this with my hand.

Rick- nice...

scott said...

Nice idea. I wore my Jack Purcells out the other day - the problem wasn't soaking, but freezing. Of course, I live in northern Finland and it was -20'C so that might have been the problem. :)

chapmanchapman said...

Good idea. I was just wondering how I can make my canvas shoes last through the winter.

Anyone have good tips for cleaning the canvas before hand? I have those Sperry/Band of Outsider canvas boots, and they're salted up to hell from the last winter.

Isaac said...

Chapman -

You can buy cleaners specifically formulated for taking off salt. I forgot the name off the top of my head, but I even use it on my heavier-duty Vasque hiking boots after a winter of salt/sludge soup.

Cary said...

Ryan—what laces are you using there?

Jon said...

What color are those Authentics? I've never seen them before.

Ryan said...

Jon- think it was called brindle...

Matt Hambrick said...
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Matt Hambrick said...

I did this with some $10 Wal-Mart shoes. It looks nice, but I haven't had the chance to try them in the rain yet.

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