Get Your Trainers Cleaned Through Instagram!
Posted on 19 July 2019
As much as you try, your trainers won’t give off the same ‘fresh out the box’ vibe after a few gigs or concerts. Or, perhaps you've donned a sporty outfit at a festival? If this is the case, they’re probably in need of a freshen up.
You may take one look at your most-worn pair of trainers and think they’ve gotten so bad, they’ve basically changed colour. The type of dirty where there’s no going back. HOLD UP – introducing trainer restoration services, currently trending on insta! If you’re not wanting to part with a particular pair, read on to find out more.
What are trainer restoration businesses on Instagram?
Save yourself the stress of hoping your trainers don’t come out 2 sizes too small after chucking them in the wash. Get yourself a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.
These businesses specialise in restoring your trainers to their brand new, original state. Whether it’s a busted-up pair of Jordan’s or a grimy looking pair of Yeezy’s, the below businesses know just how to treat and repair any pair of creps.
Some work in local areas only, while others offer a national service. Take a look and check out some options…
TheCrepClinic involves a team of clinicians that have a wide experience in repair, restoration and even customisation of all kinds of footwear. Working on several different materials, shoe types and brands, they have accumulated quite the knowledge base on keeping creps looking brand new.
They’re based in Newcastle, however, they operate on a national level. The way they work involves:
- A chat about what service you’re after which is usually followed up with you sending over some snaps of your creps. This will help speed up the quote process as they’re able to work out what services you’ll need.
- Post the trainers off.
- Let the clinicians work their magic.
- The newly replenished shoes are packaged up and sent back to you via post.
Take a look at their prices here.
CrissCreps is super new to the trainer restoration game, in contrast to TheCrepClinic. But if you’re running low on funds, you may find better prices with start-up companies as opposed to more established brands.
Local to the area of Cambridgeshire, this service offers 3 levels of cleaning:
- Classic Clean
- Premium Clean
- Deep Clean
With smaller companies such as this one, it’s always worth DM’ing to find out more.
If you’re based in Leeds, then you’re in luck! Sole Fresh is a small yet experienced trainer restoration company. From the vast amount of before and after shots on Instagram, you can see the results for yourself.
From Louboutin to Adidas, Gucci to Nike, this company has experienced a huge variety of brands and how best to clean each pair. Check out their Customer Review highlights to hear what others thought!
Heading further north, specifically Motherwell in Scotland, is crepandprep. Working locally, they offer collection and drop-offs to speed up the revamp process.
With endless credit from their customers, this looks like a strong option if you’re based in Scotland. They also have occasional creps up for sale at discounted prices and offer a loyalty card where a free clean can be earned!
RestorationPlug is a more established company based in Sheffield that not only offers different depths of trainer cleaning, but also bespoke customisation. If you’re local to the area and get a buzz from wearing a truly unique, statement pair of trainers, get in touch with these guys. They know what they’re doing.
As for the restoration and cleaning process, there’s no need for postage or collection. Simply drop your creps off on Wostenhold Road, Sheffield for the following services:
- Standard Clean: £20
- Premium Clean: £30
- Restorations from: £50
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A deep clean done by our cleaning team last week! Bringing these vapormax plus’ back to life 🔥 If your trainers have seen better days then bring them into store so we can pump new life into them, your footwear will be handled with care and by professionals using the industry’s finest products and equipment. Prices: Standard cleans for leather and mesh like materials are priced at £20! Premium cleans for suedes and nubucks are priced at £30! Restorations £40-60 (scuff repairs, colour changes, re-dyes, repaints for cracked leather or scuffed leather) No need to get in contact before hand, just bring them into store. 4 Wostenholm Road, S7 1LJ, Sheffield Opening times: Monday - Saturday 11-6pm
If none of these take your fancy, here are some more companies offering the same service. Check to see if one’s local to your area:
Looking after your creps has never been so easy. Get DM’ing to find out prices and packages!