Waterproof canvas shoes with beeswax

If you've got canvas shoes like Tom's slip-ons, you can water proof them quite easily with a beeswax bar. Simply coat the entire shoes with the wax, and then take a hair dryer and "melt" it in to the canvas. The coating should start to embed itself into the shoes. For best results, let it set overnight.

Waterproof canvas shoes with beeswax
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