Meet John Manalo

Where are you from and where do you live currently?

I currently live in the Bay Area. Yeee!

What was the first pair of sneakers you ever had?

The first pair of sneakers that I remember having were these Spider Man light up shoes when I was 5 years old. The first pair of sneakers I bought with my own money were a pair of 2006 Fire Red 5's.

What got you into sneakers?

Making sure my shoes looked crisp got me into the sneaker culture. I was introduced to OG's when I first started restoring shoes back in 2011. Everything from 1985 Jordan 1's to signed pairs of game worn Michael Jordan shoes. 

What is the most you spent on a sneaker?

The most money I spent on a DS pair of shoes are the WTD Nike SB's at $5.4k. I am holding onto them until the price doubles so I can flip 'em! The most I've spent on a used pair so I can wear for special occasions are the Louis Vuitton Jasper's. 

What is the dirtiest shoe you own?

The dirtiest shoes I own are a pair of Adidas Super Stars. I wear those to make the shoes I restore for content even more disgusting.

What sneaker brand is your favorite and why?

I don't really have a favorite sneaker brand. Each company have their own few silhouettes that I can't get enough of. Imma pass on this question lol. 

What's is your favorite "YouTuber/Instagramer" to follow?

To be honest; my favorite IG/YouTubers that I follow are into health and fitness. It's something I am trying to mold into so I can get those rippling six pack abs.

Any upcoming events, collaborations coming up that you want the people to know about?

At this moment, my boys are cooking up a sneaker event in the Bay Area. It's called UNDS event. February 15th 2020. I'll have my own booth performing a live restoration.

What is your favorite Reshoevn8r product and why?

My favorite product from the Reshoevn8r line are the brushes. You have all three brushes for different applications. Each have their own specialty for different materials on shoes. 

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