Problem inspires solution.

"Why is it so hard to get my shoes worked on?"

This was the question I asked one day when I realized my favorite shoes, my 2013 Fire Red 3s, were in desperate need of repair. I looked everywhere, scouring Facebook groups and Instagram comment sections to find someone I could trust to get me right. Hours turned into days as my frustration mounted. For every person offering their services, there was someone else posting about scammers. I had never given anyone my shoes before--let alone my favorite shoes--and the thought of entrusting them to a random person's care terrified me. 

That's when I doesn't have to be this way. Just as companies oversee the buying and selling process, someone could ensure that people can get their shoes fixed up or customized without the fear of getting screwed over. Just like that, TNKR was born. 

TNKR is committed to safeguarding the service process so that sneaker care is accessible for everyone, everywhere. That's our promise to you. 

-Will Smalley, Founder, TNKR Sneakers LLC

Every shoe has a story. 

But what does that mean? 

It means that every sneaker is more than just a shoe. 

Each has its own background. Its own unique features. Something that sets it apart. 

Because every shoe has a story, every shoe is also worth saving. 

When we recognize the sentimental value and storytelling carried by what we wear on our feet every day, it becomes our job to preserve those stories.