Can I Wear Suede Boots In Snow?
Your Bearpaw Konnie Hickory boots look adorable and offer you the comfort of slippers while being socially acceptable in the workplace. But can you wear those suede boots in the snow? Yes! If your suede boots have a water-repelling protective spray over them, your feet will remain warm and snug throughout the year.
Bearpaw partners with NeverWet, creators of the superhydrophobic, crystal clear spray that keeps water and dirt off fabrics and other surfaces.
Suede Boots and Winter
Suede comes from various animal hides, including lamb, cow, and sheep. It’s a popular material used in footwear because it’s durable, comfortable, and flexible. While in its original state, suede is not a waterproof material. However, protective sprays can be used so you don’t have to avoid wearing suede in rain or snow.
There are many water-repellent sprays on the market. You’ll want one that also repels dirt and oils, especially during the winter months when boots commonly encounter road salts and other minerals hidden in the slush and snow. Superhydrophobic sprays provide a coating on the fabric that forces water to roll off it while carrying away oil particles. They work similarly to how a lotus leaf self-cleans in nature.
Let the Suede Breathe
NeverWet’s superhydrophobic technology allows fabrics to breathe while keeping water away from the surface. This is ideal for footwear. The last thing you want is a pair of boots that cause your feet to sweat and, well, incubate. Then fashion is no longer fresh.
Protect Suede Footwear
You can further protect your suede footwear by drying it once you’re back indoors and out of the snow or rain. Use a microfiber towel so you don’t leave behind any fuzzies or lint.
Then, use a soft-bristled brush to gently brush the suede. Let the suede sit for 24 hours. Using circular motions, gently brush the suede again to lift the nap and restore its soft texture.
If the suede is no longer beading when exposed to moisture, you may need to reapply a protectant spray. Want to learn more about NeverWet technology? Contact us!