Introducing Our Sneaker Cleaning Service

Introducing Our Sneaker Cleaning Service

Introducing Our Sneaker Cleaning Service

At Cherry Picked Kicks, we believe that your sneakers should always be looking fresh and that's why we are rolling out our professional sneaker cleaning service to the UK mainland. We are able to provide a range of services for different footwear types and have a reliable trusted method for renewing your old kicks and giving them a new lease of life.

We don't hold our secrets too close to our chest and if you want to give it a go yourself, below are some useful tips.

General Steps:

  1. Prep is Key: Before diving in, remove the laces and insoles. You can hand-wash these with warm water and a mild detergent. Brush off any loose dirt with a soft-bristled brush.

  2. Choose Your Weapon: For the cleaning solution, mix warm water with a gentle laundry detergent or dish soap. For tougher stains, you might consider a sneaker cleaning product specifically designed for the material of your shoe. Always test the cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area first!

  3. Scrub: Now for the fun part! Dip your brush (toothbrush for tight spots) in the solution and scrub the shoe in a circular motion. Pay close attention to areas that get dirty easily, like the soles, eyelets, and tongue.

  4. Rinse and Repeat: Use a clean, damp cloth to remove the cleaning solution. You may need to repeat steps 2-4 for stubborn stains.

  5. Air It Out: Once you're satisfied with the clean, stuff your shoes with paper towels or clean cloths to help them maintain their shape. Let them air dry completely out of direct sunlight. Avoid using a dryer, as the heat can damage the glue and materials.

Material Matters:

Not all sneakers are created equal, and their cleaning methods differ slightly. Here's a quick rundown:

  • Canvas: These can often be thrown in the washing machine on a gentle cycle with a mesh laundry bag. Just be sure to remove the laces and insoles first!
  • Leather: For leather sneakers, a leather cleaner and conditioner are your best bets.
  • Suede: Use a suede brush to gently remove dirt and revive the nap of the fabric. Avoid using water or cleaning solutions, as they can damage suede.

Pro Tips:

  • Regularly wipe down your sneakers with a damp cloth to prevent dirt buildup.
  • Invest in a shoe cleaning kit that includes brushes, cloths, and cleaning solution.
  • For particularly tough stains, consider seeking professional cleaning services.

With a little TLC, your sneakers can stay fresh and keep your sneaker game on point. So grab your brush, some soap, and get ready to give your kicks a new lease on life!

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