Why You Need a Pair of Waxed Canvas Sneakers
If you’re not yet thinking about OluKai waxed cotton canvas sneakers for fall, are you even thinking about fall at all? Because this stylish and smart material – made popular by fishermen and voyagers for its water repellency and weather resistance – will no doubt become your go-to this season.
ARE OLUKAI WAXED CANVAS SNEAKERS WATER-RESISTANT?
Before we dig into that, let’s look at the history of this fall-proof (pun intended) material. Waxed canvas was the original raincoat material before rubberized coats were invented. What starts as a cotton canvas is saturated with wax to make it water resistant. It’s super durable and has a high-end look similar to distressed leather. So the answer is yes: if waxed canvas was water-resistant enough for coats and sail cloths, it definitely provides the layer of protection you need between your feet and whatever is happening outside.
ARE OLUKAI WAXED CANVAS SNEAKERS WARM?
Our waxed canvas sneakers deliver all the comfort, arch support, and best-in-class construction you’ve come to know and love about OluKai. And because this material keeps your feet dry even when it’s wet outside, they’ll stay warm and toasty even when the mercury drops below balmy island temps.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN OLUKAI WAXED CANVAS SNEAKERS?
And here’s the best part. Waxed canvas just gets better over time. Its creases and folds tell a story and as it ages it gains a cool weathered patina look. It also doesn’t stain easily, thanks to the protective wax coating. However, if you do get stains on them that you want to remove, the best option is to spot clean with a damp towel. If that doesn’t work, use a small amount of mild soapy water, then rinse and air dry.
HOW LONG DO OLUKAI WAXED CANVAS SNEAKERS LAST?
Our waxed canvas sneakers are made from premium materials, and are built to last. Like any material, the harsher the environment, the more toll it will take on your shoes, but waxed canvas is a strong, hard-wearing material that is incredibly hardy. Take good care of it, and it will take good care of you.
And don’t forget, all OluKai footwear is guaranteed against manufacturer’s defects for one year from the date of purchase. You can check out our warranty details here.