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We’re beyond excited to have launched our 7th Sneaker Shack store in Blueberry Square, Honeydew - the sweetest spot yet! 🔵 ✨

To celebrate this, we’re even more delighted to offer one of our first 100 customers a chance to win a pair of your own customised sneakers. Working together with @max_customz, you will be able to create your dream pair of kicks, keeping them original and unique - having the design all to yourself 🎨

See you in-store soon, we cannot wait to be closer to you #thecleaniscloser

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This week we chat to one of SA’s leading editors @danweakley, a total bookworm, mag fan & founder of @_influencestudio. Danielle Weakley chats to us about the power of the female voice in journalism today & how women are continuing to flourish in this exciting, creative space 💥

This week we stepped into one of the most delicious kitchens in Cape Town, the home of the talented Mama Bongi and her famous choc chip cookies. Mama Bongi chats to us about how important it is to include passion and love into your everyday, the secret ingredient to life.

This week we chat to the stylish fashionista & content lover Cleo Marcopoulos Aitken, co-founder of Style Rotate, The Cora Project & The Mood Studio. Cleo chats to us about a more sustainable solution to the fashion industry as well as a long lasting solution to combat period poverty in South Africa. 

Dr Anesu Mbizvo | Entrepreneur, Yoga Teacher and Healer at The Nest Space, chats to us about the challenges of starting a business, what sustainability means to her and what 2021 has taught her.

As Women's Month begins, we are so excited to announce our #solefulsessions with some of South Africa’s most inspirational women entrepreneurs. By starting these conversations, we’re hoping to celebrate, inspire & empower SA’s incredible women 💥

CAPE TOWN, the day has finally arrived. 

Get your kicks, picked-up, cleaned and delivered back to your door. ✅

The Sneaker Shack & Yaga are on a mission to encourage people to look after the things we own. This is why we have joined forces and created the special YAGA cleanseexclusively available to YAGA users only.

“You don’t have to have over 100 sneakers to be considered a sneaker head. I think the barrier of entry needs to be relooked at when we consider a sneaker head or what being in the sneaker culture is“ @keithvlahakis multi-talented Illustrator, Pop Artist, Letterer and Graphic Designer talks to us about his art and the future of sneaker collecting 👌

It’s official, we tied the knot -

The Sneaker Shack now has its own range of laces. 

Styles rope or flat, to colours cream or black, we’re so excited to tell you that we got em’ ALL. 

As we step into YOUTH MONTH we want to celebrate our PROJECT RUN handover last week with the young adults of School of Hard Knocks

This week we got to know Toni McCann, one of CT’s finest mountain goats 🐐 An avid trail runner with a huge passion & love for the outdoors 🏃‍♀️ 🍃 A sucker for sunsets with a large adventurous spirit 💪

This week we got to know James Murphy, a player of the Springbok sevens & admirer of the African bush 🏉 A speedy forward who prefers a bounce to a side step & enjoys all the travelling that sevens has to offer 💥

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Get your soles cleaned at The Sneaker Shack to get 50% OFF your next solo caffe with VIDA. Make a purchase at VIDA to get 50% OFF your next sneaker clean.

It’s Mother’s Day & we’d like you to get to know this SUPERMOM Ashleigh Iovino, more commonly known as @FITMOM 💪 A fitness junkie, a choc-a-holic, wife and supermom to 3 beautiful children - a perfect example that life is all about balance. In order to maintain a healthy and balanced life, Fitmom recommends sleep, a lot of it & consistency, eat the chocolate but be sure you get that body moving too 🏃‍♀️

This week we got to know Babalwa Latsha, Africa’s first pro woman’s rugby player & a total inspiration for all young athletes pursuing their sporting career💥 A passionate sportswomen with a courageous spirit. When she’s not on the rugby field, you’ll find her on the beach, embracing the beauty that Cape Town has to offer.

Since we began operations in 2017, we have grown to 6 stores across Johannesburg and Cape Town, launched an on demand service and we are now taking on a new challenge, sustainability.

How is Sneaker Customisation a form of Sustainability? 🖌️🎨 Dope artist and sneaker customiser @maxsherpard_customs talks us through his journey to sneaker art and how his art is taking on a new light ✨👨🏽‍🎨 #CleanConversations

In response to a listener email, Pippa Hudson sits down on the virtual couch with Lolo Ndlovu , to answer the question, should you pay to get your sneakers cleaned?

Thank you to Cape Talk and Pippa for hosting. Listen to the full conversation

We caught up with the super clean and everyday Badass @fitlikemummy on #CleanConversations 💪✨🌱 We shared clean gems on entrepreneurship, family, mental health and “turning lemons into lemonade”.🍋😊

South African sneaker laundry service The Sneaker Shack is looking to reinvent shoe care in South Africa, and after starting out as a small pop-up store in Joburg, it now cleans in excess of 3,600 pairs of sneakers - from rare limited edition sneakers to grimy gym takkies - each week.

Free and Clean self expression is important, in fact it’s EVERYTHING! If we can’t express openly and freely today, it’s hard to imagine a clean future @phume.jili #CleanConversations

Five years and 16 employees after he founded the first Sneaker Shack in Johannesburg, Lolo Ndlovu is setting up operations in Cape Town…

“Sneakers tell stories – whether it’s on trails up the mountain or walks along the promenade; at pop-up art exhibitions or in secret gin bars. Each pair has its own adventure; each has its own journey,” says Lolo Ndlovu, Founder of The Sneaker Shack.

The Sneaker Shack, a Johannesburg-based in-store sneaker care service, has expanded to Cape Town with its first branch located at Kloof Street Village.

After five years as Johannesburg’s leading sneaker care service, and with 16 employees as part of the team, founder Lolo Ndlovu decided it was time to expand. “We have been careful not to grow too quickly, and rather expand organically where our customers are taking us. 20% of our online traffic comes from Cape Town and there is a massive sneaker culture there.”

Cape Town, remember the 1st pair of sneakers you copped yourself? 😁 😎

Joburg, tell us what you have to say 🙋

“For me sneakers are an expression of your personality. The colors, comfort and silhouettes. Dirty things in general is something I don’t like and you can always see that in my clean kicks. Mainly, sneakers are an expression of who you are”. - @tusa_mamba

“For me sneakers are intelligent design, they’re as important as any decor piece in my house or wardrobe, keeping them clean is essential” - @antheaknowsbest

Wonderful to be in South Africa to help launch the new Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. The Branson Centre has been supporting entrepreneurs in the country for many years, and has now been reimagined as a social enterprise supplier-development hub. Quite simply, we aim to become the heart of entrepreneurship for Southern Africa.

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