How to Clean Suede Air Jordans | Bordeaux Jordan 12

Saving Suede Air Jordan 12s

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This is often the case with sneakers that Vick Almighty finds floating around the internet. This pair of the Bordeaux Air Jordan 12s look like they were about to get thrown in the garbage bin. Luckily for us, Vick is a sucker for these easy restoration projects. 

With the RESHOEVN8R Essential Kit in hand, it’s time to give the Bordeaux Jordan 12 a new life. The lesson here is simple: a little time, effort, and the right tools make it easy to make your beaters look brand new. Stop throwing away your old sneakers. Restore them with RESHOEVN8R….they deserve a second chance! 

You can clean any suede Jordan sneaker by following Vick's expert advice. 

If you’ve already watched the video, you’ll notice that this is one of Vick’s more straightforward restorations, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t satisfying. Nothing warms our hearts more than watching a sneaker turn heads once again. 

Vick didn’t need to reach too deep into his bag for this one. A deep clean and a little paint goes a long way in making a sneaker look new. Let's learn how to clean suede Air Jordan 12s with RESHOEVN8R. 

How To: Clean Suede Air Jordans

When cleaning a suede sneaker like the Bordeaux Jordan 12, you’ll probably experience some color bleed from the dye. That’s normal. Don’t freak out; just do your best to avoid getting it on the midsole. After using the Soft Bristle Brush to clean up the suede upper, Vick scrubbed the midsole with the Medium Bristle Brush, followed by a quick clean of the outsole using the Stiff Bristle Brush

Let’s talk about the outsole…man is this thing looking yellow. Most people don’t know that yellowing is reversible, thanks to RESHOEVN8R Sole Revive. Vick applied Sole Revive to the outsole and then put the Jordan 12s into the Vick 2000 UV setup to work its magic. 

Now we can go ahead and clean the rest of the sneaker with RESHOEVN8R Sneaker Cleaning Solution and the Three Brushes. Jonny used Soft Bristle Brush to clean the uppers, the Medium Bristle Brush to scrub the midsoles, and the Stiff Bristle Brush to attack the outsole. 

Fresh out of the Vick 2000, the soles look crispy white. See, I told you it was reversible! 

Now we can touch on some finer details, starting with the midsole. Vick used a heat gun to remove the creasing, but it still doesn’t look great.  The midsole is in desperate need of fresh paint. Vick used sandpaper to smooth out some scuffs and scratches and then applied a new coat of paint to complete the midsole. 

The last thing we need to do is recondition the suede. Vick used the Medium Bristle Brush and the Brass Bristle Brush to reset the nap of the suede upper and finished it with some Mink Oil to bring back the deep, maroon color. This is something you should do anytime you clean a suede sneaker. It will keep your suede buttery soft and colorful. 

Do Try This At Home

That wasn’t too bad, was it? Not every sneaker restoration has to be challenging. Even though restoring the Bordeaux Air Jordan 12 didn’t require much effort; the results are so satisfying. 

Remember what I was saying about trash and treasure? No one makes trash look better than Vick Almighty. 

Next time you want to throw out a shoe, show it some love with the RESHOEVN8R Essential Kit instead. Don’t give up on those kicks…ever! 

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