Keep precious sneakers fresh with these shoe maintenance must-haves
A true sneakerhead will have these tools handy to keep their precious shoes in good condition.

WE guys would all love to receive a pair of kicks as a gift, but giving them out? That's a splurge only a select few can afford.

Fret not, though, as here are the next best things to give to the shoe lovers in your life. Check out these shoe-care essentials every sneakerhead must have.

1) Shoe Cleaners

Every sneakerhead will be happy to have one of these—and even if he's already got some, a reload is always welcome!

Clyde Shoe Cleaner, P800

Locally made and 99% natural, the Clyde kit is the eco-friendly sneakerhead's best friend.

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Crep Protect Cure, P1045

Initially known for creating a treatment to not get your kicks filthy in the first place, Crep Protect came out with a kit to get them back to spec as well.

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Jason Markk 4 oz Essential Shoe Cleaning Kit, P895

The OG of shoe cleaners, since then joined by a whole load of other products, but still an old faithful.


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Reshoevn8r Patented Sneaker Laundry System, P1150

When your beloved shoes need more than a brushing—and you're feeling daring—the Reshoevn8r kit involves tossing them into the washing machine!


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2) Shoe Cleaners...on the go

Getting dirt on your kicks can ruin your vibe for the whole night as you can't wait to get home and clean them up. Well, there's really no need to wait if you have some of these portables.

Crep Protect Wipes, P795

Double sided for double the wiping action—one rough and heavy duty, the other softer for more delicate areas.

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Jason Markk Travel Shoe Cleaning Kit, P1195


For someone chasing the fire grams abroad, stuff this into their backpack.

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Reshoevn8r Suede/Nubuck Eraser, P251

If you know a bro's favorite pair comes in either of these tricky materials.

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3) Shoe Fresheners

Shoes not only get dirty, but they can also start smelling pretty dank after too much use. These products will deodorize and eliminate odor-causing bacteria in your shoes, keeping them fragrant 24/7.

Crep Protect Pills, P445

Comes with a twisting “on/off” functionality, so you don't feel like you're wasting them if all your shoes currently pass the sniff test!

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Clyde Activated Charcoal, P285

There is a difference between uling and activated charcoal guys, so don't try to grill with these please.

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Sof Sole Sneaker Balls, P320

Aside from your smelly kicks, you can also leave these balls in other stinky spots like your gym bag.


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4) Water & Stain Repellant Sprays

In case you still haven't noticed, we have the technology to protect shoes.

Crep Protect Spray, P995

The OG spray you probably know from someone pouring ketchup on a damn shoe for some reason.


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Clyde Water and Stain Repellant, P675

Proudly marketed as not flammable so they're safe to spray on your most fire kicks.

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Jason Markk Repel, P945

Touted to have a “Better than aerosol” spray quality, this will protect every molecule of your shoes.

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Sof Sole Products (Toby's, Planet Sports, The Athlete's Foot, Sports Warehouse, ROX)


Jason Markk (Titan)


Crep Protect (all over the place really)


Clyde (Toby's, Sole Academy, Urban Athletics,)


Reshovn8r (Sole Academy, The Nines)



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