General use

How do I use SneakersER paint pens?
Follow the method described below to ensure that your midsoles are dyed properly. You can also watch the video above where @Iconick visualises the steps!

Step 1

  • Shake the SneakersER Premium Midsole Paint Marker well before use.
  • If it is the first time you are using the SneakersER Premium Midsole Paint Marker, press the tip of the marker several times on a piece of cardboard to ensure that the paint gets into the tip.
  • Tip: Tape off your shoes before you start. This will prevent the paint from getting to unwanted places. Masking tape works well.

Step 2

  • For the paint to adhere well, it is important that your midsoles are clean, dry and dust-free.
  • Prepare the midsoles with one of our deglazers to first remove the old paint from your trainers. However, this is a painstaking job and, if used incorrectly, can damage your rubber soles. The use of this product is therefore entirely at your own risk.
  • If you do not want to use the deglazer, intensive scrubbing with the SneakersER Professional Cleaning Solution is sufficient. However, we do recommend using the deglazer.

Step 3

  • Apply a thin layer of paint with the SneakersER Premium Midsole Paint Marker.
  • Then let the shoes dry for at least one hour.
  • Tip: try to spread the paint evenly with long strokes. This produces fewer streaks than if you make short movements.

Step 4

  • Repeat step 3 again.
  • Apply several thin layers, if necessary.

Step 5

  • Let the shoes dry completely for at least 48 hours before use.
  • To finish it off, we recommend finishing your midsoles with one of the finishers.
  • Use the finisher as indicated with the product. This provides an extra layer of protection.
  • Share the result with us on Instagram or Facebook with #sneakeressentials!

Tips, guidance and aftercare

  • Here we describe how to use the SneakersER premium midsole markers, these steps are identical for the SneakersER Acrylic Leather Paint Pen.
  • Do not treat the shoes in a dusty environment. This ensures that the paint does not remain nicely even on your midsoles.
  • If it is the first time you are using the SneakersER Premium Midsole Paint Marker, press the tip of the marker several times on a piece of cardboard to ensure that the paint gets into the tip.
  • Always try to do a complete midsole in one go, to avoid colour differences. Think of it as painting a wall; as long as it is wet, it dries evenly.
  • Use the SneakersER Acrylic Leather Paint Pen only on your midsoles and leather trainers. It cannot be used on suede or nubuck!
  • Repaints can also be done with the paint pen on both the upper and the midsoles of your trainers.
  • After a repaint with the paint pens of SneakersER the upper or midsoles of your sneakers er will look as good as new!
    Please note that this is not a permanent fix. This paint will also fade after wearing.

Why was it made?

The founders of SneakersER are constantly looking for ways to make life easier for trainer lovers. One of their biggest annoyances was the well-known "midsole cracks", where the paint on the midsoles cracks and comes off. This could only be fixed by taking the trainers to customizers or taking the risk yourself with a brush and paint.

This could be done more easily, which is why they invented the paint pen.

For more information, please refer to the website of SneakersER.

Do I have to remove the old paint layer first?

  • For the paint to adhere well, it is important that your midsoles are clean, dry and dust-free.
  • Prepare the midsoles with one of our deglazers to first remove the old paint from your trainers. However, this is a painstaking job and, if used incorrectly, can damage your rubber soles. The use of this product is therefore entirely at your own risk.
  • If you do not want to use the deglazer, intensive scrubbing with the SneakersER Professional Cleaning Solution is sufficient. However, we do recommend using the deglazer.

How many pairs of shoes can I do with one paint pen?

This depends on how many layers you apply per pair, so unfortunately we cannot say anything about this.

Do the colours exactly match my trainers?

All colours in the sneakersER range are an interpretation of SneakersER. It is not possible to match all models exactly over the years. It may therefore be necessary to adjust the colours yourself to the colour you are looking for.

So always try it out on a small area first!

How long does the paint stay on?

This is also difficult to say. It depends on various factors such as weather conditions, activities performed with the shoes, how many layers of paint have been applied, the type of sole* and whether it has been done correctly.

*Please note that the Adidas Boost soles are difficult to work with using the midsole markers.

Help! I painted outside the lines, now what?

First of all, don't panic! As long as the paint is still wet, you can carefully wipe it off with a damp cloth. Make sure that you do not wipe the paint off!

Will other colours of the paint pens be available soon?

For now, we will stick to the colours we currently offer. If there is a lot of interest in another colour, we will certainly consider it.

What you need:
Pre-treatment and accessories
  • Pre-treatment and accessories
  • Paint pens
  • Aftertreatment

Sneaker Essentials - Essential Deglazer - Pretreatment for customisation

 8,95
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Masking tape for painting your trainers

 2,95 -  4,95
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Sneaker Essentials - Essential starter brush set - 6 pieces

 3,95
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SneakersER Leather Preparation - Deglazer

 11,95 -  19,95
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