Entretien Are shoes with a leather lining really waterproof?

When buying outdoor shoes, many customers wonder about which lining material will be the best choice for them. In selecting hiking boots, they are often drawn to soft leather as a lining material. Because such boots lack a waterproof GORE-TEX membrane, these customers face a perplexing question once the weather turns nasty: Can I still wear my leather-lined outdoor footwear? The answer: Yes! If you have taken good care of your leather boots and impre­gnated them, you can certainly wear them once dreary weather sets in. But the boots will not be waterproof, only water repellent. You should use a spray designed for leather to waterproof your footwear – a product like LOWA WATER STOP ECO.