Why Your Sneakers Deserve A Second Chance

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The time when people wore the same shoes for years is long behind us.  The fashion image, new and cheaper materials, a “throw-away” generation,… these are just a few examples why people prefer to buy new shoes instead of having their old ones repaired. And what about your sneakers? They no longer have to go straight into the garbage bin. MISTER MINIT gives them a second chance by repairing the soles and saves them from the garbage

1. The rise of sneakers

If you take a good look around, you will probably already noticed that more and more people, of all ages, are wearing sneakers.  They no longer wear sneakers just for running or working out, but they wear them as a fashion item. As sneakers are worn more frequently and for every type of activity, they also wear out faster and could use a resole more quickly. Until recently, worn-out sneakers went straight into the garbage, because a durable repair, at an acceptable price, was not possible.

In the past, cupsoles were used to repair sneakers. A cupsole is an outsole which is shaped like a cup around the sole of a sneaker. The use of this sole is quite an expensive solution and it will give you only half a new sneaker.  Luckily MISTER MINIT has come up with a better alternative.

2. Intensive research for the right sole

Sneakers consist mostly of plastic-like materials.  Especially the first generation sneakers was of a very poor quality.  No rubber or leather was used and that made it difficult to repair them. The adhesives suited for rubber soles don’t work on plastics, and vice versa.

After a period of intensive research, MISTER MINIT found the ideal formula, which was suited for both the rubber and the plastic of the sneaker. At the same time, a new and high-quality rubber sole was developed in the Belgian production department, which in combination with the right adhesive, makes a durable repair possible. 

Are the soles of your favorite sneakers worn out? We replace them professionally. Just stop by your nearest MISTER MINIT shop.

Sneaker Repair

3. Ecological aspect

In times of climate change and polluted oceans,  it’s advisable to reuse or to repair things. Having your shoes repaired is certainly a part of that.

The ecological aspect is also taken into account in our own production department.  Rubber waste is recycled and reused as much as possible during the sole production process.

4. Did you know …

…that you can not only have your sneakers repaired with these new sneaker soles, but you can also personalize them with a different sole color than the original sole.  These new sneaker soles are available in 7 different colours

You can even choose to have your brand new shoes immediately provided with an extra sole, as a protective layer. This protective layer creates a stronger base and helps the quality and longevity of your sneakers. For extra advice or a repair, pass by in your nearest MISTER MINIT shop!

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