As we slowly move into the Summer, a few of you may be digging out your flip flops or sandals for the first time this year and finding them to be a bit tired, dirty and smelly. Luckily for you we have been tasked with giving a review on Nikwax Sandal Wash and are pleased to report that this is the perfect antidote to revitalise tired sandals and to treat your flip flops.
Nikwax Sandal Wash is a low cost deodoriser and cleaner that is simple to use and helps remove bacteria, that will in time lead to the destruction of the material the footwear is made from. Nikwax Sandal Wash can be used on sandals and footbeds made from rubber, cork, plastic, leather, fabric and synthetics and is recommended for use with Teva, Crocs, Birkenstock and Keen.
To see how good Nikwax is I decided to put it through its paces on three pairs of flip flops – a fairly new pair of Teva Terra Fi 4’s, a pair of last years Reef Fanning’s and an old pair of Animal Jekyl’s that have become my trusty DIY slaps!
It is recommended that you first wash and scrub any ground in dirt from the footwear before getting stuck in with the Nikwax. I went over all three pairs lightly with a scrubbing brush.
Application of the Nikwax is very easy, simply give the applicator a good shake and then apply the cleaner in a scrubbing motion all over the footbed. The applicator is very similar to some of the instant shoe cleaner polishes that are available on the market, the cleaner passes through a fairly coarse foam applicator.
The Nikwax Sandal Wash also smells delicious of quite a strong citrus smell and you can rest assured that it is environmentally friendly, containing no propellant gasses or fluorocarbons and has not been tested on animals.
When you have given the footwear a good covering of the cleaner simply rinse them off with clean water and leave to dry naturally. I am pleased to say that all of my flip flops came up really well with the cleaner and even my old faithful (and quite rancid) Animal’s have been left smelling lemony fresh and are noticeably cleaner.
The 125ml bottle of Nikwax Sandal Wash that I have trialled retails for £2.99 and I have to say this is a fantastic price for a great product. I have cleaned 3 pairs of sandals and I still have well over half a bottle left. When you consider that a thorough clean of your favourite flips flops costs less than 50 pence, this works out at tremendous value and worth doing regularly.
Further information on the Nikwax Sandal Wash and details of their many other cleaning, waterproofing and conditioning products head over to the Nikwax website here. If your sandals or flip flops need a lift for the Summer you can rest assured that Nikwax Sandal Wash is just the thing to revitalise and revive your footwear.