Can we admire the alliteration in that title though?
Crisp white sneakers have become the ultimate street style staple. But every time you wear them out in the rain, they become a little less flashy and a little more trashy. I’ve taken these sneakers camping with me twice, so they’d really got into a bit of a state. Definitely not chic anymore! Luckily, Sneaker Lab stepped in to help me restore them to their former glory.
They recently sent me one of their Premium Kits to test out, and I have to say, I’m impressed. The kit is a three step system designed to clean your shoes, and protect them in future. I received the Sneaker Cleaner, Sneaker Protector, and Odor Protector, as well as a pack of sneaker wipes.
Of all the products, the Sneaker Cleaner impressed me most. You spray it onto your shoes, leave for a few minutes, then scrub your shoes with the provided brush. I was expecting the product to work. Eventually. But I was preparing myself for an hour or two of spraying, scrubbing, and repeating. At this point, I think it’s important to direct your attention to my before pictures. My shoes were majorly manky. They’re now a beautiful, bright white again. And I only did the cleaning process once. If you look closely, you’ll see that there are still some faint remains of dirt, specially around the soles of my shoes. I specifically didn’t repeat the process, so you could see how much of a difference is made by just one use!
The Sneaker Protection holds up fine against regularly sand, but I haven’t had the chance to test it against mud yet (also, I like to do as little unnecessary work as possible, so I’m not keen to force myself to clean my shoes again. Sorry not sorry). If you do get a little dirt on them though, just rub at it with the cleaning wipes and it’ll come right off. I have to admit, I wasn’t overly wowed by the Odor Protection spray. It smells nice enough when you spray it, but it didn’t do much in the way of keeping them fresh (and no, I don’t just have insanely smelly feet).
Overall, I’m really impressed with the kit. I probably wouldn’t repurchase the full range, but I’d definitely recommend the basic kit, which has just the cleaning spray and the scrubbing brush. But… Thanks to Sneaker Lab, you don’t have to buy anything, because they gave me a gift for you! I’m giving away the same deluxe kit I have, as well as a packet of sneaker wipes.
How to win your own sneaker lab premium kit
- Make sure you’re following me on Instagram.
- Like this picture and tag three friends in the comments.
- For a bonus entry, repost the picture and tag me in it.
Entries close at midnight on Saturday 22 April, and I’ll be drawing the winner on my instagram story on Sunday.
Entrants must be over 18 (or have parent’s permission) and live in South Africa.