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How to waterproof your shoes and boots

I don’t own plastic shoes. I just don’t like the feeling and they always make my feet sweat inside. I prefer leather or cloth.

I’ve always used mink oil to treat my boots, but I read somewhere pine pitch (from the pine tree), and beeswax pictured below are just as effective.


You also need to be doing this on a regular basis if you are regularly wearing your shoes out in the rain or snow.

UPDATE: Many thanks to reader n for bringing to my attention and finding the original source of the picture, from blog Brit & Co – Life Lessons: How to waterproof your shoes.

I had taken it from The Meta Picture, which you may or may not know, does not give the original source.

If any other pictures on my blogs are not sourced properly, please don’t hesitate to contact me with the original source. I’d be happy to link to it. Thanks again, n!

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  1. n

    You should give credit for where you found this.
    I thought it was your idea – but it appears that you just copied it.

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      Yes, from

      That site reposts pictures, but posts no source, hence why it isn’t linked. If you have a source, please let me know I’ll add it.

        1. Mochi & Macarons

          I will change it after I verify. Thank you!!!

        2. Mochi & Macarons

          Updated! 🙂 Thanks again.

  2. Vanessa

    Why did I not know this?! And why am I not doing it? And where do I find beewswax!?

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      Any health food store should do it. You can also try mink oil which is found in any shoe store (like the one in Alexis Nihon).

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