Singapore’s first sneaker laundry shop opens this weekend

Shoe shining services and repair shops are few and far between, but they still do exist in Singapore. What’s lacking though, is a professional cleaning service for sneakers because we’re all about keeping them kicks in pristine condition. Unless you’re in New York, where premium shoe care brand Jason Markk opened a flagship store to do exactly just that, you’d probably be left cleaning your sneakers yourself every other month. But that’s about to change this weekend.

There’s a new store in town that’s dedicated solely to making your sneakers look as ravishing as the day you took it out of the box. Holystic is the first of its kind to offer sneaker-grooming services in Singapore, and they’ll be opening an express store at Wheelock Place on Mar 18, and a flagship store in Cineleisure some time in April. These guys aren’t noobs—they don’t use toothpaste, vinegar, laundry detergent or any other chemicals that might damage sneakers. In fact, they only use the most trusted brands like Jason Markk and Reshoevn8r, both of which are on sale in-store. Services cover four types of cleaning ($15-45), restoration (POA), de-yellowing ($30-$60), deodorizing ($5), repairing (POA) and more. They even offer customization if you want to breathe new life into your sneakers.

Holystic (#01-K3 Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Rd.) will operate daily from 11am-9pm. For more info on their services and prices, check out their website.