One day, when I find a resale shop, I usually just pop in, so I popped in on this day as well.
Then a dull UNC lined up on the shelf. The Air Jordan 1 alpha was still in good condition, and although it was dirty, it was still showing signs of a revival. And when you check the price tag, it is 1,980 yen including tax.
Are you sure about the situation? Not so good? 1,980 yen is delicious in many ways lol
I had already decided to make a video on the spot and write this blog.
This time, I would like to convey the state of cleaning that I could not tell you in the video. First of all, let's check the condition of the product you just bought.
Dirt on the nubuck, especially darkening on the mudguard, is noticeable. The previous owner must have taken me to many places. Fortunately, nubuck is natural leather, so you don't have to worry about it peeling off even if it deteriorates over time.
You can clean it to your heart's content.
▼If you would like to see the video, please refer to this video.
Now let's look at the details.
◆ Midsole yellowing (seen as dye)
◆ Dirt on shoe laces
Toe box (it seems to be scratched due to too much rubbing)
I'm going to clean up while taking care of this area. Is it necessary to have a Premium plan ?
This Deluxe Shoe Care Kit is used for the liquid and brush used this time.
Let's clean up.
from the outsole. This alpha is the same, but sneakers that are kept for cleaning are basically washed after removing pebbles from the outsole.
Next we will clean the upper.
The mudguard was particularly darkened, so after washing it carefully, I rubbed it off with the black side of the Utility Eraser .
As I mentioned earlier, since it is natural nubuck leather, it is good that it can be rubbed without worrying about peeling of the surface.
On the other hand, the surface of nubuck, which is made of artificial leather, deteriorates over time, so you really need to be careful with old models.
As for this alpha, the side panels are printed with vinyl material, so I brushed it a little gently. Regarding Swoosh's TPU, 'Why don't you remove the yellowing? I received a comment saying, "There is still some technical instability in removing the yellowing of the clear parts, and that is a problem for the future."
Regarding the removal of yellowing, rubber materials (midsole/outsole) other than clear parts can be handled firmly, so please use it.
Then, I will wash it as a whole and wipe it off.
Found here, shoe tongue is synthetic leather lol
Now that the dirt on the mudguard is gone, let's take a look.
After washing, the nubuck is wet, but you can clearly see that the dirt has been removed.
Let's check the whole Before After.
It's the big picture. I think the UNC looks a little darker, but this is not the result of editing the image to make it darker. You can see that the dullness has been removed and the bluishness has deepened. The dirt on the mudguard was removed.
▼ We have also released a video on TikTok that summarizes how the alpha is getting prettier this time, so please take a look at that as well.
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Thanks to the utility of the Utility Eraser, the dark spots were removed and the dullness was removed, increasing the depth of the blue. I also removed the yellowing , so the color of the midsole has returned to white, and it looks better.
As for the shoelaces, they are complementary colors and the colors are a good match, so I thought I would try my best to make them beautiful. However, Easy Shoelaces was also released recently, and I felt that the white brings out the goodness of alpha, so I replaced it.
Good choice for me...
I tried to take a picture of it, but I was surprised at how cool it was. And he said, 'Sell me this. When I received the comment, I was surprised at that lol
I will continue to visit resale shops in the future!