Sneakerheads: These are the best sneaker cleaning and repair services in the Klang Valley
The pricier your sneakers, the more care it takes to keep them pristine. While you can try to clean them up on your own at home, tough stains and built-up grime may need the ministrations of a professional.
These five sneaker cleaning specialists located in and around the Klang Valley will get your kicks to look (and smell) as fresh as new. They can also provide your ‘babies’ with protection from rain, refurbish an old but cherished pair, and add customised artwork for you to make a statement.
Whether it’s your everyday running shoes or a limited-edition design you lost sleep hunting down, they’ll be in the care of true sneaker aficionados.
Showcase offers three types of cleaning services: casual (quick wipe of dirt and spots), clean (deep cleaning of upper, midsole and laces), and crisp (thorough upper to insole cleaning; water and stain repellant treatment; disinfection). You can also get old insoles replaced and refurbish the midsole of a pair that’s seen better days.
A pick-up and drop-off service can be arranged within the Klang Valley. It’s free with a minimum spend of RM150.
Water and stain repellant treatment
Disinfection with disinfectant
Midsole painting and blackout
Where: Sunway Pyramid, MidValley Megamall KL, MidValley Southkey Johor
Opening hours: 10am-10pm daily
Contact: [email protected]
Short for ‘Shoe Maestro’, Shoe Mo is the leading shoe care service brand in Southeast Asia with more than 51,000 pairs of shoes serviced to date. Upon sending in your shoes, you’ll be able to check their status online through the website and SMS updates. A door to door pick-up and delivery service is offered in selected areas for added convenience.
Water repellant treatment
Where: Damansara, Bangsar, Sunway, Sunway Velocity, Sri Petaling, Bangi, Penang, Johor Bahru
Opening hours: Different for each location, check here
Phone: 017 613 8581
Email: [email protected]
The name says it all, really. The sneaker technicians at HypeGuardian are serious about protecting your hyped kicks from wear and tear. Besides the usual cleaning and protection services, HypeGuardian is also known for youthful and vibrant customisations.
Where: 37-1, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 12-9pm daily
Phone: 017-786 6887
Mushroom Sneaker Care
Mushroom Sneaker Care is located within 17Gallery, a premier streetwear consignment store known for stocking unique collections. You can expect them to know their nubuck from suede and speak the lingo of luxury sneaker construction.
Where: 21, First Floor, Jalan SS15/8b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Opening hours: 1:30-8:30pm (Tues-Sat); closed on Monday
Phone: 019 268 2968 or 012 376 9203
Your fancy sneakers need the occasional check in to a spa too. If they’ve been working hard and looking a bit worn from age, send them to Sneakers Spa for some pampering. Besides removing dirt and stains, the team can repair broken soles, whiten yellow midsoles, and repaint your shoes so they look like new again. They share the space at Roof Fifty7K, in Sri Petaling, with Pink Barbershop in case you’d like to get more done in one trip.
Where: 1st Floor, No 46A, Jalan 1/149D, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
Opening hours: 11am-9pm (Mon-Fri) and 11am-5pm (Saturday); closed on Sunday
Phone: 012 606 8924