Let’s be real: Having dirty sneakers can ruin your whole look—even a much coveted pair will look bad if it has an obvious stain or an overlay of gray. Although there are cleaning agents and scrubbers readily available in the market, it’s always best to leave your shoe cleaning to the pros. Here are some you should consider:
1. Mr. Quickie
Yup, everyone’s go-to shop for key duplication and shoe repair services can also clean your sneaks. Mr. Quickie offers dry cleaning services for sneakers made of nubuck, suede, fabric, canvas, mesh, and more.
Where: Select Mr. Quickie branches nationwide
How Much: P350 to P500
Despite opening in March 2017, Repent already has four stores all over the Metro. Head on over to any of their branches—or have your pair picked up for free—for cleaning, restoration, or customization services.
Where: White Plains, Quezon City; O Square, Greenhills, San Juan City; 169 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Paranaque; Mandala Park, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
How Much: P500 to P1,000
At only P105, the Standard Cleaning service at Sintas151 is probably as cheap as it gets. BRB, taking ALL our shoes to the cleaners!
Where: Wash151 branches at Brookside Subdivision, Cainta, Rizal; Glendale Subdivision, Taytay, Rizal; E. Rodriguez Ave., San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal; City Market Tagaytay, Brgy. San Francisco, Tagaytay
How Much: P105 to P299
4. Kicks Manila
If you live or work in Makati or BGC, check out Kicks Manila, a shop that offers sneaker restoration and cleaning services. Their premium wash, priced at P550, already includes a deodorizer and stain removal.
Where: Unit 108 7441 Santillan Condominium, J. Victor Street, Brgy. Pio del Pilar, Makati City
How Much: P350 (regular wash), P550 (premium wash)
Sneakerbathe, a well-known sneaker cleaning shop in the south, claims to be the first of its kind in the Philippines. Apart from the usual cleaning and restoration services offered by similar brands, they also have in-house artists that can customize your shoes.
Where: 45 Garnet St., Pilar Village, Las Piñas City
How Much: P350 to P700
6. Clean Sneaks
This home-based shop offers cleaning for any type of sneaker, from suede to canvas. You can also have your pair protected with a water repellent spray on top of their other services.
Where: 81 Busa St., Brgy. San Jose, Caloocan, Quezon City
How Much: P350 to P500