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Shoe Care Basics

Shoe Care Basics

December 17, 2019

It doesn't matter how careful you are. Unless you never wear your shoes, they're going to take at least a little bit of damage over time.

Scuffs, stains, and scratches can be a major eyesore, though, so it's important to know how to take care of your sneakers.

Make sure to keep some of these products and tips in mind so that you can keep your kicks in near deadstock condition.

Angeluse Easy Cleaner Kit - Sneaker Cleaner

Basic shoe care starts with a good cleaner that can get rid of dirt and stains without damaging the material.

Angelus Easy Cleaner is perfect for just about anyone looking to keep their shoes nice and clean. It's safe to use on leather, suede, rubber, nubuck, and other materials so you don't have to worry about damage.

Angelus Shoe Trees are perfect way to keep your sneakers together.

Don't destroy your new Bred 11s by putting creases in them. Toe creases are harder to get rid of than dirt and stains and can make your sneakers look completely worn out.

Shoe trees are an easy way to prevent creasing. Just pop these in when you aren't wearing your shoes so they stay filled out. Shoe trees are also great to use to hold your shoes in place when customizing.

Angelus Water & Stain Repellent. Keep your shoes clean & dry!

Even if you try to avoid wearing your new shoes in bad weather, you can't always know when it's going to start to rain.

Water & Stain Repellent is crucial for keeping your sneakers free from stains and water damage. All you have to do is clean your shoes then apply a few coats of this to keep your kicks protected at all times.

Give your sneakers the luxury treatment with Lace Lab's Gold Plated Luxury Leather Laces.

Clean sneakers need a pair of clean laces to tie things together. Whether you want to swap out the stock laces for a different color or just grab a fresh pair of replacement laces, the right pair of laces can take any pair of shoes to the next level.

Check out our luxury leather laces, Off-White-style laces, or any of our other laces to find the right pair for your kicks.

Dress up your laces for the weekend with Lace Lab's exclusive Plated Metal Aglets.

Don't forget to top off your new laces with some high-quality, metal aglets.

From standard cylinder aglets to Yeezy-style aglets, check out our collection of aglets to find the right ones to top off your custom sneakers.

Make sure to follow Lace Lab on Instagram to check out some great lace swaps, and check out our online store to find the products you need to take your customs to the next level.

Sizing Chart

Lace Lab Sizing Chart*

Number of Eyelets Lace Length
3 Eyelets 30 Inches
4 Eyelets 36 Inches
5-6 Eyelets 45 Inches
6-7 Eyelets 54 Inches
7-8 Eyelets 63 Inches

 *Sizing varies from shoe to shoe. Please use this chart as a rough estimate. For best results, please measure the length of your original laces. If you are between two sizes using our chart, we recommend choosing the shorter length for most applications.