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Jason Markk is a company fully devoted to keeping your kicks clean and fresh. Have you ever picked up a brand new pair of sneakers but been too afraid to wear them out? No more need to worry about getting your new (and probably expensive) sneakers dirty. Jason Markk has answered every shoe fanatics prayers by offering a range of premium shoe cleaning and protecting products that simply work.
Jason Markk started producing shoe cleaning products in 2007. Their goal has been to become "the most recognized and trusted shoe product, cleaning service and accessory brand in the world". You'd consider this to be a pretty wild statement back then, but their goal isn't as far fetched as you may think now that it's 2016, with their products being available in over 2000 stores in 30 countries. Jason Markk took the grassroots approach of building up their shoe cleaning empire. By targeting sneaker enthusiasts, collectors and publications instead of going directly for mass appeal, Jason Markk's products naturally rose to fame and for good reason; the results just speak for themselves.
Jason Markk Premium Shoe Cleaner (Image via Hypebeast)
Their best-selling product is their Premium Shoe Cleaner, which is a gentle foaming solution which skips on all the harsh chemicals and instead uses 98.3% natural biodegradable and safe product. Their shoe cleaner can handle universally all materials including leather, suede, nubuck, canvas, vinyl, nylon, cotton mesh and more.
Click here for a detailed instructional video, demonstrating their Premium Shoe Cleaner.
Jason Markk Water Repel Spray
We also carry the Jason Markk Repel Waterproofing Spray which is a must have living in Vancouver. This spray will create an extremely durable yet breathable barrier which will repel liquids and stains unlike any other shoe repellant. This is especially good for Vancouverites who want to wear their sweet kicks but would usually hold out due to the rain. This product is safe to use on a wide range of materials such as suede, nubuck, leather, nylon and canvas.
Jason Markk Essentials Kit
The Jason Markk Essentials Kit is a great starter pack. It includes a 4 oz. bottle of their Premium Shoe Cleaning solution and Standard Brush. This kit is ideal if you've never bought a shoe cleaning kit/product before and want to get started right away. The 4 oz. bottle provides you with enough product to clean up to 100 pairs of sneakers. The brush features a synthetic bristle, handcrafted wooden handle and a heat-stamped Jason Markk logo. This brush is perfect for tackling those pesky stains all around your shoes. Although this brush is ideal for most materials, take special care when working on premium leather, suede, cotton mesh and other delicate materials. A brush with softer bristles may be more suitable for those situations.
Jason Markk Quick Wipes (Image via Shelflife)
Jason Markk Quick Wipes are their newest addition to their line of shoe cleaning products. These convenient and effective wipes come in a pack of 12 and are perfect if you need to quickly remove stains off your favourite shoes. It is the first of it's kind, featuring a dual-textured construction which is durable and provides you with superior cleaning. This product works seamlessly on all types of shoes but it is not meant to be used on suede and/or nubuck.
Here's an instructional video demonstrating the Quick Wipes.
Jason Markk Premium Hog Bristle Brush
Other accessories offered by Jason Markk include a softer version of their bristle brush which is sold separately unlike the original brush which comes with the cleaning kit. This Premium Brush is made from a hand crafter walnut wood and the softer hog hair bristle makes it ideal for sensitive materials such as suede, mesh, cotton canvas and more.
Jason Markk Premium Micro Fibre Towel
We also carry the Jason Markk Premium Micro Fibre Towel which is the perfect partner to the Premium Brush and Premium Cleaner. This isn't your average cleaning towel. It features extremely fine microfibre that has been sliced 16 times, which results in millions of microscopic hooks on each cloth. It captures the tiniest dirt and dust particles ad absorbs up to 7 times its weight in water. This lint free and ultra luxe cloth is the perfect material for wiping off liquids from your shoes during the cleaning process.
We recommend checking out some of Jason Markk's tutorial videos on their Vimeo channel. It offers tons of instructional videos to help you use the products efficiently. Click here to check out their videos.