Johnandrew00 Restorations & Sole Swaps

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  1. bohanmyl

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    Anyone else have issues with OG jordan 5s? The midsole wont line up right to the shoe and the toe cap is way short the midsole is from the 2013 fire red 5s same size
     
  2. kevin15776

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    Yeah vintage and retro shoes often run differently. I think you'll have to find another pair of donors that fit better.
     
  3. airthompson

    airthompson Moderator Staff Member

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    Finally got around to wearing the pair @johnandrew13 swapped for me a few month back. Excellent work, worth the wait. His craftsmanship is solid, so don't hesitate if you're thinking about swapping.
     
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  4. BrandNewWithTags

    BrandNewWithTags formerly voguesurplus

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    sick!

    I had my military blue IVs sold to a restorer a couple years back. Replaces the sole too, I wish I could of bought it back.
     
  5. johnandrew13

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    2001 Air Jordan Black / Red I Sole Swap & Full Restoration:

    I would say this was a fun project! At first, it was daunting to start working on this pair seeing how repulsive it looks. It honestly looked trashed and I didn't even want to touch it. Once I had a goal to breathe new life into these shoes, there was no turning back. I don't think any part of the project was difficult for me, it was more of the challenge that pursued me to continue until the end.

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    Manalorestorations@gmail.com
     
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  6. Sneaker P

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    @johnandrew13 You killed it with the restoration. Do you do tongue swaps? I'm trying to put a black tongue on my black/white AJ1.
     
  7. johnandrew13

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    @sneakerp  Sorry brother I don't do tounge swaps
     
  8. Sneaker P

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    All good. Keep killing it fam.
     
  9. atxhitter03

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    do you use any finisher on your retro 3 repaints?
     
  10. johnandrew13

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    yes
     
  11. johnandrew13

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  13. majorleague

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    You work is on lock. Everything looks so official when its finish.

    I do have a question on sole swapping...

    Can you sole swap a midsole that is a half size bigger? I have some '94 BC3 for my 7.5 baby feet and its near impossible to find a sole with the inner air pack white in that size without paying $150+ for a whole donor. Would i just have to shave down the midsole in the front toe part?
     
  14. bohanmyl

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    Hey i have a question im trying to reglue the midsole on the OG space jams and it has a huge gap at the back no matter how i try to reglue it any clue why?
     
  15. johnandrew13

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    @MajorLeague  I always use  the same size donors. I cant comment since I haven't gone any other size but true to size.

    @bohanmyl  Perhaps they shrunk? No clue my man.
     
  16. johnandrew13

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  17. jgd7971

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    How do you remove creasing in midsoles?
     
  18. ray9421

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    What would you recommend for yellowing white leather? Is a repaint the only way out? Also 1 more super important question. I've tried painting shoes specifically in the toe box area and I can't help but to always end up with the paintd cracking down the toe box creases. Everything else stays, but it seems like the Angelus paint simply cant hang on to areas where creasing is prevalent. What's your technique for these tough areas? 
     
  19. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha formerly ballerific703

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    Can you fix some cracking in the midsole or does that require a sole swap? I don't know anything about restoring shoes.
     
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  20. theheatindex

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    What method do you recommend for removing the outside on Retro 11's? Boiling water? Or Heat gun?
     
  21. johnandrew13

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    Thin multiple layers. Seems like you cake the paint on there. 10 layers of thin coats wont crack since angelus paint is specifically made more leather.
    ive never had to swap 11s so I dont know brother sorry
     
  22. johnandrew13

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  23. johnandrew13

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    2011 Oregon Duck III Midsole Repaint:

    I filmed a tutorial video on how to do a proper midsole repaint.



    Make sure to follow your boy on IG: Johnandrew00

    For restoration inquiries: ManaloRestorations@gmail.com
     
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  24. mou5pad

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    Is it possible to do an Air Jordan 2 sole swap?i just don't see any on YouTube. I was wondering if you have any experience on it. Thank you
    @johnandrew13
     
  25. chrisuknow

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    I have one pair Pure 4 retro 2010 ( crumbled)
    Could i use the Flight 89 Donor to Swap with Pure 4s ?
    Because my friend he has one pair of bred 4 retro 2012 need to sole swap either , he used the donor of flight 89 at the same size but it would'n fit .
    Thanks Fam
    (Sorry for my grammar)