April 16, 2013 BY John Kim / 29
Sneaker restoration is an art form that has been mastered by very few. The process of “sea glowing” and cleaning uppers has been one of the most oft-discussed topics on sneaker forums for years, but those who have managed to hone their skills have created some nice side-jobs for themselves – like RefreshPGH in the Pittsburgh area. He’s detailed some of his past projects in side-by-side format, with some dramatic before-and-after shots (like the Air Jordan VII “Hare”) that provide enough evidence that he’s good at what he does. Check out some of the restored kicks below and if you’ve got some gems that could use a bath, hit up RefreshPGH for an inquiry.
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This is cool lol what if he just had really clean shoes and fucked em up for this before after lmaooo
i already know folks on ebay tryin to get yellowed out 11's and try and flip em back to look fresh thru dudes like this
they def do good work. from the burgh as well, can't wait to have a sneaker show. RefreshPGH is talking about organizing one soon.
Reppin the 412/724 right hereee!! Nice that the burgh gets some recognition, now we need to bring sneakercon to the burgh!! Now that would be the shit and I would be attending
Damn don't hate on the dude... he just getting money any way he could. Nice work man, keep doing ya thing
@D4cino stuff the shoe with socks put a slightly damp t-shirt over the toebox and iron them out.
@aintnojoke1 Sea Glow is a icey sole cleaner youtube it to see on how to use it
@youngballcoach I pretty sure he used sea glow
@Mike03Kap I know man I been praying for a sneaker event in the burgh, I don't think people outside of the burgh know we have a big shoe culture here
@AuDeBlu You sir, just made my day!
@MajorHeatOnMyFeet he painted at least some of these look at the cool grey 4's.
@Young_Doodie @Mike03Kap No my man the burgh is not known for a shoe culture but a mean football team..but I wish there was a way that the burgh can get on the map and have a nice shoe event..Cause I wouldn't mind it at all meeting other people who have the same interests in shoes as me..And get some new shoe connects!!
@MajorHeatOnMyFeet what else happened with those 4s before he had em...is that the right sole??
@Mike03Kap @Young_Doodie If y'all haven't been already, you should check out Kicksburgh 2013 put on the by guys at CMU that did the Sneakerology 101 course. The event was pretty big last couple years, i.e., it took up an entire gym, with a lot of vendors and curators showing off their collections. Will probably be going down the first weekend in May.
@ZacIsNug_BP maybe it's just because you look at different side views of the sole (inside vs outside)...
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