How to Clean the Air Max 1 Patta

Air Max 1 Patta | Deep Clean with Reshoenv8r Signature Kit

Welcome back to another episode of Shoe Care Academy.

On deck we have Pretty Boy Rob, who’s going to be showing you how to clean the highly coveted Nike x Patta Air Max 1 collab in the Monarch Orange colorway. Interestingly, the Monarch Orange pair was a part of a pack that included 3 other colors, a black pair, a maroon pair, and a blue pair. 

My personal favorite is the Monarch Orange, but they’re all unique unto their own. 

This pair is sick… Patta did a great job playing at the strengths of the classic AM1 while adding their own wavy twist. That being said, this pair is looking pretty dingy…

Luckily for you, Rob is going to educate you on how to use the Reshoevn8r Signature Shoe Cleaning Kit to freshen up even your dirtiest of sneakers. And while we’re showing you how to clean this specific pair of Patta Air Max 1s, the same process can be used on your Air Jordans, Yeezys, or those expensive Louis Vuittons. 

Let’s get right into it. 

Key Steps to Start Off Strong

As always, it’s important to start any deep clean by removing the shoe laces. This will allow you to clean the tongue and eyelet areas without the laces getting in the way. After removing the laces, it’s a good idea to let them soak in a bowl of water and Cleaning Solution, which will start to break down any dirt or staining. 

The next step is also just as important, and that’s to insert the Adjustable Shoe Tree. Without a shoe tree, we won’t be able to apply pressure to the toe when we’re scrubbing the shoe. The shoe tree will also prevent the shoe from any unwanted creasing throughout the cleaning process. 

With those two steps out of the way, it’s time to grab our Three Brush Pack from our Signature Shoe Cleaning Kit and start the scrubbing process.

Do What’s Best for the Shoe

Generally we start any shoe cleaning with the Soft Bristle Brush and Reshoevn8r Cleaning Solution. However this time we’re going to switch things up a little bit. Because we want to refrain from getting the delicate nubuck too saturated and wet, Rob started by giving the shoes a dry brush with the Soft Bristle Brush. 

As you can see, this did a great job at removing some of the excess surface dirt. 

Now we can move onto our regular cleaning, starting with the Soft Bristle Brush and the Cleaning Solution. Rob scrubbed the uppers with the Soft Bristle Brush until satisfied, and then used our Microfiber Towel to remove the dirty suds from the surface of the shoe. 

For the midsole, we always use our Medium Bristle Brush, which is exactly what Rob did here. The stiff bristles on the Medium Bristle Brush are great at bringing white midsoles back to life and remove some of the deeper set stains. 

Finally, Rob used the Stiff Bristle Brush to vigorously scrub the outsoles. Now that we’ve moved through our Three Brush Pack, we’re ready to put this pair of Patta Air Max 1s in the wash.

Flush it Out

Now you might be wondering why we’d throw a nubuck based shoe in the wash…well, because a lot of the upper is made from mesh, we want to flush out any of the deeper set stains and dirt. The only way to properly do this is with the Reshoevn8r Laundry system.

Yes, it's okay to clean your sneakers in the washing machine!

Rob put the shoes into the Sneaker Laundry Bag, and put them straight into the washing machine with a pod of the Sneaker Laundry Detergent. After a full wash cycle, all that’s left is to let these air dry and lace them back up. 

Remember those laces that have been soaking in solution? Just give them a quick rub together, and then run them through the Microfiber Towel to dry. Easy peasy. 

And just like that, we’re ready to go. 

Good job, Rob!

That beautiful Monarch Orange color is looking absolutely perfect for a warm Arizona day. You can’t  tell me these weren’t inspired by the Arizona Desert! 

The Reshoevn8r Signature Shoe Cleaning Kit did a number on these… it’s gotta be the best and most complete sneaker cleaning kit on the market, bar none. 

Let us know down below, would you rock this pair? Which Nike x Patta collab is your favorite?

As always, thanks for checking in. For more sneaker content and shoe cleaning tips, head over our Youtube page.

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