Material-specific cleaning tutorials and tips to make sure you know everything about sneaker care
Proper care is crucial to make your sneakers last longer.
However, cleaning sneakers has been tedious and laborious for too long.
With Bascket, I want to make caring for sneakers accessible, effortless and enjoyable.
Using an experience built on the reconditioning of thousands of sneakers since 2017, I want to share through this guide everything I know on the subject to help you to keep any sneakers for years.
What you need to know
Do not wait too long before cleaning your sneakers
Most sneakers are made of materials that are more sensitive and of lower quality than those found on classic shoes. Because of their fragility, it is better to periodically clean them lightly than to wait too long and have to clean them thoroughly, which will tire the shoes more quickly.
Beware of dyed materials
There are many different types of sneakers, of different production and quality. They do not all react in the same way to water. For example, some leather, suede or textile dyes will release colour once in contact with water. Therefore, it is important to always test the reaction of materials to water on a hidden part of the sneakers.
Some materials darken when wet
Some materials such as textiles, suede or certain leathers darken when wet. These will lighten as they dry.
Work on one shoe at a time
In addition to making the process easier, you will have the opportunity to compare the result with the original condition of your shoes.