dont worry about wear & tear on your fave kicks
Instead of buying new sneakers, start restoring them: it’s a consumerism counterculture for those who care about sustainability and want a source of joy in the act of savoring.
For sneakerheads, some shoes come with major emotional attachments and have a story that can carry a sentimental reason to bring them back to life.
With that in mind, we fell into the niche of sneaker customization, and that's how we found Enrique Ruiz from Stockton, Ca. If you're ready to toss your fave sneakers into the trash, A1 Restoration will make you think twice.
We all know some materials start to lose their color over time, or if you wear a pair too much for too long, you'll end up getting holes in your sneaker soles. Whether it’s suede or leather, Enrico does amazing work with rare sneakers, working them to their client’s needs for a complete restoration.
This almost therapeutic process is all about the way they handle and care for the leather, giving a new life to sneakers like these AJ1s, 'cause the dopest models can fetch big bucks even decades later.
Besides the restorations, the business extends to Professional Shoe Cleaner: "Tackles the toughest stains on any material and brings your suede color back to life! Results never lie!" they say.
Of course, there's also the issue of value, as some sneakers are rare, limited-edition versions and that's pretty clear in A1's bio "My work isn't cheap 🙅🏽♂️".
This is a great way to keep stunting in your old-school pairs for years to come, and the results are impressive indeed. To find new pairs and drops, discover our sneakers content.