Ever go out to play a round of golf early in the morning, the grass is all dewy. You tee off and you thought to you self, “wow that was a fantastic tee shot, this round is starting out great”.
Then you walk the first fairway and discover that your feet are already wet because you realized they weren’t water resistant.
The steps on How To Water Proof Golf Shoes is super easy and anyone can do this at home with minimal effort. Just follow the steps bellow to water proof your golf shoes.
- Remove the laces (optional).
- Clean your golf shoes and laces with light soap water.
- Let your golf shoes and laces dry completely.
- Pull the tongue out slightly and stuff the shoe with paper.
- Place the shoes on a paper surface outside.
- Lightly spray your shoes and laces with one coat (try to prevent drips).
- Let your shoes dry for 24 hours.
- Spray your shoes and laces with another coat.
- Let them dry for 24 hours.
Why So Many Steps?
Laces In Or Out?
I just realized that “laces in or out” was the reason for the dolphins losing the super bowl! That is of course in the movie “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” which is hilarious!
Anyway, where were we? Ah yes, shoe laces.
You don’t have to remove your shoe laces but I figured, why not? Your laces will only get in the way if you don’t tuck them in or remove them completely.
You can also get a much more even spray across your laces and your golf shoe. So just remove them if you can.
Clean Your Shoes and Laces
This is a crucial step in order for your silicon spray to last a longer time than if you were to not clean your shoes or laces.
Just mix some warm water with a little soap and use a rag. Same way you would clean your car…maybe.
After wiping your shoes with a lightly soapy rag, take that same rag and rinse all the soap out of the rag and use it to wipe your shoes of any leftover soap residue.
Let Them Dry
You need to let them dry, because if you don’t, the silicon spray won’t stick to your golf shoes as well.
Prepare The Shoes For Spray Time
I would recommend you pulling the tongue out and stuffing your shoes with a newspaper. This helps the shoe get completely covered with the silicon spray while not getting inside your shoes.
Place Them On Paper
Now you need to go outside and place the shoes on some newspaper or a flattened out cardboard box. This step isn’t crucial, I mean, eventually it will come off your driveway or grass ; )
You will want to lay your laces out straight as well, if you didn’t already know this.
Give your shoes a nice light coat of silicon spray, try to prevent drips as best as you can.
Now do the same thing with your laces but you will also need to flip your laces once you are done with one side. I would recommend letting the laces dry for about 10 min before flipping them.
Wait 24 Hours
This allows the silicon spray to cure properly and will hold the second coat much better. Also, let your shoes cure in your garage where they are away from the elements.
You can also let them cure inside but I would let them sit for a few hours until the smell dissipates.
Spray Them Again
Now, once you have waited 24 hours, you can apply the second coat. Spray them with slightly more silicon this time but be careful not to create drip marks.
Don’t forget the laces!
Let Them Dry Another 24 Hours
Once they have dried the last 24 hours, your shoes are ready to use. Put the laces in…obviously, and go play!
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