Sneakers deserve to be worn, loved and cherished. They deserve to be something that people are continuously excited about, as well as a way of communicating a little bit of your own personality. As sneakerheads, we know just how many pairs of shoes collectors can really have. We also know just how many will end up being worn. Despite us having the best intentions when it comes to sneakers, we can often lose sight of the impracticality of having too many pairs. Well, we’re looking to change that as of today.
KLEKT is delighted to announce USED; our way of giving sneakers a fresh start. For those of you who have followed us from the beginning, you’ll know that we were a marketplace that allowed people to buy and sell USED pairs. We’ve spoken to the community. We’ve listened to what they’ve had to say and now, we’re going back to our roots. As of today, you’ll be able to buy and sell pre-owned shoes on KLEKT with the same great service, authentication and even some new additional services with industry leading sneaker care experts, Crep Protect.
Sally Scott, KLEKT CEO, explains why we’re launching USED sneakers:
“Deadstock sneakers account for almost everything that we sell here on KLEKT. However, there is a huge opportunity to give sneakers a second chance once they have been worn. Our customers have expressed their desire for us to re-introduce pre-owned shoes and it’s something that we as a business firmly believe in. More importantly, the process for buying and selling USED sneakers is the same as if it were deadstock, ensuring that customers can receive the same great service from start to finish.”
Riz Ahmed, Co-Founder and Director of Crep Protect, also highlighted how the new sneaker services will work at KLEKT:
“Protecting and prolonging the life of any shoe is at the heart of everything we do at Crep Protect. By partnering with KLEKT, we are ensuring that all USED sneakers are given a fresh start using our industry leading products and cleaning techniques. We are proud of our collaboration with KLEKT and look forward to delivering an exceptional experience to all of our customers.”
Much the same way as you can buy and sell deadstock sneakers on KLEKT, you’ll be able to do the same with USED. Items will come with a “Deadstock” and “USED” section underneath each product, meaning you can cop a fresh pair or buy one that’s previously been worn. It’ll give pre-owned shoes a second chance as well as ensuring that sneakers have a longer shelf life. Below, you’ll find out more about how the USED process will work at KLEKT.
Authenticated by experts
All USED items will go through a rigorous authentication carried out by our team of experts. With decades of experience in the sneaker industry, our authenticators will carefully check that your item is legit, meaning there’s no doubt from buyer or seller. Our multi-point inspection plan checks everything from the stitching to the sole and tags to toe box. Whether your sneaker is USED or deadstock, we’ll apply the same great service throughout.
A fresh start with Crep Protect
Leading sneaker care experts Crep Protect will also be on hand to provide an optional cleaning service. A team of Sneaker Cleaning Technicians will give your USED shoes a thorough clean plus provide a set of Crep Protect Pills, the Ultimate in Shoe Freshners, so when they arrive, you are good to go.
Europe’s original sneaker marketplace
Since 2013, we’ve brought thousands of buyers and sellers together from all over the world. As the first dedicated platform to buy and sell sneakers, it’s in our DNA to care about every aspect of the sneaker community. We’re here to do all the hard work for you. All you have to do is join. For us, the reason for doing this is simple: we want to make sure that sneakers are given a longer life. Every sneakerhead has a few pairs that deep down, they know they probably aren’t going to wear anymore. We’re also sure that those pre-owned shoes could find a new home and make someone else happy. Loved sneakers last. Make some space in your own closet and start listing your USED sneakers on KLEKT today!