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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.