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Mar 12 12 7:08 PM

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I know there are dozens of DIYS repair/maintenance threads, but has anyone ever taken their J's to a shoe repair shop for cleaning/repair? I'm wondering if these shops have any way of de-yellowing white patent leather (ie Columbia XI's) or any other "trade secrets" to fix other problems plaguing us Jordan collectors.
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AJMasta

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Mar 12 12 9:47 PM

I have tried to take so many different J's to several different shoe repair stores and every single place tells me the exact same thing no matter what. "Oh there's nothing we can do to this shoe", "Oh, well there isn't much we can do" "okay well I can't really do much for these". All they do is fix and repair dress shoes and they never know what to do involving Nikes and Jordans.

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Mar 12 12 9:53 PM

Yeah, a cobbler really does more re-heeling and dress shoe repair.

The only way to de-yellow patent is to take it off and replace it. Doubt you wanna do that, tho. Just enjoy it, most people see yellowing as a badge of honor.

I have several Jordans that are deadstocked and yellowing. I freakin hate it.

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Mar 12 12 10:26 PM

I have a shoe repair shop near me. I'm very hesitant to go in though, because I hear the owner is an a**hole. Seems like they specialize in repairing expensive dress shoes anyway. But for anybody who lives here in the bay area, the store's name is The Shoe Doctor.

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Mar 13 12 12:21 AM

I took a pair of 2001 black/red 1s to have the sole glued back on. They barely spoke English, but they didn't do a terrible job. Not sure how long they'll last though.

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Mar 13 12 12:54 AM

Vuey wrote:
Check out renegade restorations. He specializes in sneaker restoration. He mayb able to help.

Do you know if they can restore yellowed patent leather? Their pics on their FB page seem pretty legit

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Mar 13 12 5:29 AM

why don't you check your FB page...see if theirs a sneaker group around your area. if there is, im pretty sure you can find someone on there that will restore kicks plus its local. If not, renegade is the way to go, i have never sent in shoes to them or tried them before but the before and after pics they post on FB looks nice. message the guy...he usually answer your questions.

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Mar 13 12 10:44 AM

I did last week, got the midsole on some OG blk/red XIIIs re-glued. He said he had some trouble getting them to stick, but they came out fine, $15

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Mar 13 12 8:52 PM

i'd rather glue soles back on myself. it aint hard, and the glue costs less.

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Mar 14 12 11:53 AM

So do you guys think there's a shoe repair shop that can re-glue the outsoles of cool grey 9's?

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Mar 14 12 3:46 PM

erik328i wrote:
Yeah, a cobbler really does more re-heeling and dress shoe repair.

The only way to de-yellow patent is to take it off and replace it. Doubt you wanna do that, tho. Just enjoy it, most people see yellowing as a badge of honor.

I have several Jordans that are deadstocked and yellowing. I freakin hate it.

now that you mentioned it, I dont see why more people just dont cover the yellowing on white patent leather with newer patent leather applied on top. for instance, on my 2000 space jams, a tiny section of it bubbled up due to me using retrobrite. now what I did was just scraped the tiny section with a razor blade and purchased a swatch of black patent leather. if my calculations are correct, ill be able to scrape the backing off of the new swatch to get it thin and then just glue it on top of the section where the old patent used to be.


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Mar 16 12 3:10 AM

I used to bring my kicks to several
Local shoe repair shops but they mostly
Use glues that are not good enough to
Repair midsole or outsole separations,
Because they usually repair regular
Leather shoes and not sport shoes
With PU or phylon midsoles.
also, one shop even left glue stains
On my jordans on the upper and
Made a scratch on the midsole paint.
In other words, better buy some good
Strong glue made for shoe repair,
To glue flexible marerials and repair them
By yourself.

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Mar 16 12 10:50 AM

Vaddy wrote:
Anyone here ever took a pair of 6s from 2000 (Infrared, Olympics) to get restored because the paint chipped or sole seperation?
search at youtube, there is an Asian-American who posts very detailed and well explained videos about shoe restoration and sole separation fixes! ^^


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