What's up NT. Thought I'd share my new accord of sneaker restoration. I've been reading and doing this for about 2 years now. About 3 months ago I put up a small crappy ad on Craigslist and a few people took a chance by giving me some beaters to work on. After I returned their work they showed a lot of their friends and took them to barbershops, their workplace etc and told people about me. I really appreciate those few who did because business has boomed and really spread. I've gotten a facebook page up and running to promote more but have recently as of late started shipping and being shipped to for restorations. I was working full time and now have cut down to just weekends so starting next week I will have all week dedicated to what I love to do. I treat each pair as if it were my own. I will soon have up a referral and feedback system (similar to ebay) so people can review me and add any comment or criticism about my work. I'd really appreciate any comments on the facebook page, or here if you don't feel like clicking and liking.
I know this has been done before and it seems like every day more and more people are "professional restorators" but I feel I bring a more personal touch to this business. My prices are very fair and from what I've asked other restorators for my prices always undercut. I'm not trying to kill anyone or charge them the price of the shoe they want restored, just doing what I love and trying to make a living from my passion. A big shout out and thanks to Politix, IllwillDaBarber, RestoreMySneakers, and OptimusP for everything; inspiration, videos, tips, help and all. Thanks if you read NT I'll be around