Picture this: you’re camped out for the Air Jordan IX Space Jam. You’ve made it inside past the crowds of people and cop a pair. Remember, these are iconic because they’re a retro for Michael Jordan’s “retirement” sneaker after he left the NBA the first time in 1993.
So of course, you want to keep these sneakers perfect. You go home and put them on the shelf, but keep them in the box so the elements don’t mess them up. When you finally decide to wear your IX’s, they’re as crisp as the day you bought them. You wear them out, your boys compliment you, you snap a picture for your followers, etc. On the way home, someone steps on them—or worse, you step into a spot of mud. What do you do?
If you’re into sneakers, customs, retros or otherwise, you probably know the struggle of keeping your footwear clean. Back when sneaker culture was starting to take off, OG sneakerheads were trying to handle dirt, mud, stains, and all the other inconveniences that mess up a good pair of shoes with detergent, water, and a toothbrush.
This is isn’t back in the day though, and we’ve moved beyond these methods. Nowadays, there are so many different niche sneaker cleaners, choosing the best one can be overwhelming. But at Angelus Direct, we specialize in turning sneakers into something special and part of that is making premium sneaker cleaner and shoe care products.
Since there’s so much on the market, we’ve tried to simplify the cleaning process with three kits. Two of them are tried-and-true classics, and one is a new cleaner that makes everything that much easier without skimping on the quality that’s earned us over 100K five-star reviews.
When you’re looking for a shoe cleaning product, determine what you need is always best before hand. For general sneaker cleaning, our Easy Cleaner Combo Kit has been the MVP time and again.
Easy Cleaner is cleaning unique solution that works well on sidewalls and soles, but can still handle suede and nubuck. With one of cleaning brushes and a microfiber towel, this is perfect for daily upkeep.
If there’s more suede on your sneakers, like these Air Jordan XI’s, then you’re going to need a slightly different approach to cleaning them. That’s good, because we have something for that too.
Our Suede Cleaner Kit is a little more involved than the sneaker cleaner, but if you’ve ever tried to deal with stains on suede or nubuck, you know that it can tough to bring your shoes back to life.
The trick is having a specialized suede cleaning block that is made for that material only. This way you can work into the stain without changing the texture or color of the material itself. But you need to protect that newly cleaned pair, and Mink Oil is an industry tested standard for protecting shoes. Don’t let any of these other gimmicky sneaker protection companies fool you, Angelus Brand Mink Oil has done the job for decades (literally decades). The Mink Oil - Aerosol makes applying a protective layer to your sneakers even easier.
Lastly, we recently dropped a new cleaner eliminates the mess and does the same hard-working job on your sneakers as Easy Cleaner. Our Foam-Tex Cleaning Kit has everything a sneakerhead needs without having to use water or a bowl.
Essentially, this shoe cleaner comes out as a foam, so you just need to scrub and wipe down and your sneakers are good to go.
When it comes sneaker cleaner, shoe cleaner, and shoe care products, choose Angelus Brand!