IMAGE: Holystic Sneaker Laundry
Ok, so you’re the dude who just spent over SGD1000 on a pair of limited edition Nike x Off White VaporMax that you bought from a reseller because you couldn’t wait for its official release locally. Now what? Well, for one, most sneakerheads will definitely suggest for you to put on a coat of shoe repel before wearing it, but if you’re one who can’t stand the nitty gritty of doing it yourself, you can choose to get it done at a professional sneaker cleaning service. Known as Holystic Sneaker Laundry (which also claims to be Singapore’s very first professional sneaker laundry), it offers a wide range of services that keep your kicks clean and crisp.
Prices start from SGD10 for a professional overcoat of shoe repel, which HSL offers as a standalone service, all the way to SGD50 for deep cleaning. Using Jason Markk, HSL makes a commitment to ensuring that all sneakers are thoroughly cleaned to the best of their ability, but do know that certain materials will become tender, stiff or brittle after cleaning. They also offer sneaker restoration services like repainting of midsoles as well as the removal of marks, mud and stains by senior restoration technicians that start from SGD50.
With HSL, expect a turnaround time of more than 3 working days at its 3 locations, Cluny Court, Liang Court and Wheelock Place, where additional fees for expedition and pick up (and return) services will be charged accordingly. I’m sending my beat-up pair of Céline sneakers in soon (#notsponsored), so watch my IG for more updates.
Image: Holystic Sneaker Laundry