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June 29, 2017

Suede and nubuck are one of the sought after materials on any high quality footwear - whether it be sneakers or boots. However taking care of them can be a lot of effort. That's why we recommend the following steps to clean and protect your suede sneakers and boots:

Protecting Suede and Nubuck

We recommend the Liquiproofstain and water repellant be sprayed on all new shoes while they are perfectly clean. This pump action spray has no aerosol components, and is perfectly safe for delicate materials. Apply a coat to the shoes by spraying and then applying using the Liquiproof Triple Head Brush. Let this dry for ten minutes before applying another coat. Don't forget to brush it all the way in so it is saturated. Leave it for 24-48 hours.

Once protected, keep your shoes clean from dust to ensure the protective layer remains fully active. The benefit of Liquiproof is that unlike the other brands of stain and waterproofing sprays, it is permanent.

Cleaning Suede and Nubuck

It is inevitable that you will get scuffs and dirt on your shoes; however you can feel safe to clean it up with the SneakersER cleaning solution, or the Liquiproof Life Essentials Pack, which contains the bio-cleaner. Both of these are safe on suede and nubuck, normally delicate materials. Follow the instructions on the packet for best results.

Don't forget to chuck a lace swapon while you're at it!

 

 


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Sizing Chart
ROWS OF EYELETS LACE LENGTH RECOMMENDED SNEAKERS
4 OR LESS

Small

(36 inch)

  • adidas Ultraboosts (through the cage)
  • adidas NMDs (both NMD_R1 and NMD_R2)
  • ASICS Gel Lyte III (untied)
  • Puma Tsugi Shinsei

Includes both rope laces and flat laces for Ultraboosts and NMDs

5 - 6

Small

(36 inch)

Untied

-------

Medium

(43 inch)

Tied

  • adidas Ultraboost (tied with OG length or stacking through primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2(untied)
  • adidas Y3 Qasa High
  • adidas ZG Boost
  • adidas Pure Boost
  • Nike Flyknit Racer
  • Nike Flyknit Mariah Racer
  • Nike Air Vapormax
  • Nike Janoski and Janoski Max
  • Nike Air Max Zero
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 247
  • New Balance 1978
7 - 8

Medium

(43 inch)

Untied

-------

Large

(50 inch)

Tied

  • Nike Air Max 97
  • Nke Air Max 95
  • Nike Air Max 98
  • Nike Air Max 1 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max 90 (Women)
  • Nike Air Max LD-Zero
  • Nike Free Runs
  • ASICS Gel Saga
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • ASICS Gel Respector
  • ASICS GT-2
  • ASICS Gel Kayano Trainer
  • adidas ZX Flux
  • adidas Tubular
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V1 and V2
  • New Balance 996
  • New Balance 997
  • New Balance 998
  • New Balance 1500
  • Puma Blaze of Glory

The majority of running shoes will be in this range.

9 -10

Large

(50 inch)

  • Nike Air Presto (though fewer eyelets, these are widely laced)
  • Nike Air Max 1
  • Nike Air Max 90
  • Nike Air Force 1 Lows
  • Nike Dunk Lows
  • Any Nike Air Jordan from the Air Jordan III (untied)
  • adidas Stan Smith (inc Raf Simons)
  • adidas Superstar
  • adidas Ultraboost (stacking through the primeknit)
  • adidas Yeezy Boost 750
  • ASICS Gel Lyte V
  • Rick Owens Ramones Lows
11 +

X-Large

(63 inch)

  • Nike Air Jordan I
  • Nike Foamposites
  • Nike Dunk Highs
  • Nike Air Force 1 Highs
  • Rick Owens Ramone Highs
  • Any other Air Jordan where you want to tie
  • Most high-top basketball shoes (KDs, LeBrons, Currys, Kyries, Kobes).

 

This sizing chart is a guide only and is flexible depending on how you thread your laces. For those you enjoy tight threading, our recommended "untied" versions may be appropriate for tying. For those who enjoy particularly loose threading, a larger length may be more appropriate. It will also depend on the size of the shoe (for example some smaller Ultraboosts would be recommended as 36 inch, but larger ones as 45")

The best way to check a rough appropriate length is to measure the current laces in your shoes.