February 11, 2018

Whitening and Cleaning your white Adidas Ultra Boost / NMD Midsoles

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If you are one of those that actually rock your pair of sneakers without wrapping them up with saran wrap, you might have noticed or would have already noticed that your shoe's white midsoles may have already starting to yellow.

Let me first tell you that that there is NO WAY to prevent your midsoles from yellowing. Even if you wrap and store it, it will still get yellow. It is a naturally occurring process.

For midsoles that have yellowed, there are several ways in the market to de-yellow them but the most easiest and cost-effective method is to just paint them over with a high-quality acrylic based marker pen to restore them back to its former glory. Acrylic based marker pens, especially high quality ones, provides a matte finish that is exactly the same as the original. I would not advocate using an oil-based Sharpie due to its glossy finish.

Step 1

Clean the midsoles with a cleaning solution (Jason Markk, Crep Protect etc) using the standard hard bristle brush. 

Step 2

Make sure midsoles are dry.

Step 3

Protect the areas above or below the midsole with scotch-tape. This is done to ensure that when applying the paint, you will not color unintended areas.

Step 4

Use SNEAKERGUARD Midsole Pen to color the midsoles. Leave dry for 12 hours.

Step 5

Apply 1 more layer of SNEAKERGUARD Midsole Pen. It will typically take 2-3 layers to whiten it up, depending on the severity of the yellowing.

Step 6

Leave it to dry for another 12 hours. 

Step 7 (Optional)

I would also recommend to finish off the layer of paint with an Acrylic Finisher. The finisher will assist to protect the layer of paint from minor scratches and scuffs. We also have a SNEAKERGUARD Acrylic Finisher in pen form.

Step 8

Rock your kicks!

The above method of whitening your midsole is purely our preferred and recommended way of whitening a midsole.

A set of midsole pen can be used multiple times making it cost-effective and also time-efficient. 

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Size Guide

SIZE GUIDE

For accuracy, please measure your own set of laces. We will not be responsible for any errors in length.

Sneakers

Recommended Length

NMD R1 (3 Eyelets)

80CM – 90CM (80CM for less excess lace)

NMD R2 (Primeknit)

90CM

Ultra Boost

90CM – 100CM (80CM for no-tie look) (90CM is for 1 single knot)

Ultra Boost Uncaged

80CM – 90CM (80CM for less excess lace)

Human Race

140CM

EQT

4 Eyelets – 90CM

5 Eyelets – 90CM (Very small bow)

110-120CM (Stock lace length)

NIKE Roshe

90CM – 100CM

Offwhite Presto

160CM

NIKE Vapormax

120CM

Superga

5 Pairs of Eyelets - 90CM

Yeezy Boost 350

120CM

Stan Smith

120CM

VANS

Era – 100CM
Old Skool – 120CM

SK8 HI – 140CM