About


About Old Style Shoe Shine & Repair Co.


Old Style Shoe Shine Co. started as "Mobileshoeshine.com" by Clayne Wheeler. Like most entrepreneurs, Clayne started with a shoestring budget and wearing a lot of hats. While still working as a shoe shiner at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, he worked on getting outside accounts.
He started promoting business meetings, event's, and convention's. Clayne was offered to work the Links Fore Leukemia charity golf tournament, and went on to do it for 3 more years. He had outside accounts with Penske Automotive in North Scottsdale, Greenberg Traurig law firm in Phoenix, accounting firms, and several Bank VP's as well.
Clayne moved to Seattle in April 2013, started working his mobile shine going to offices like Merrill Lynch, Docusign, Mercedes-Benz of Seattle. Old Style Shoe Shine was also doing successful events for companies like Mercedes-Benz, Dice Incubator, The Bellevue Harbor Club, Get Hitched Give Hope, and Seattle Parties Open House.
In November 2013 they moved into Rainier Square near Gold's Gym and took over George's Shoes shine stand. George went on to retire and gave Clayne his blessing.
Old Style Shoe Shine has also worked with the local fan favorites like the Seattle Sounders FC and Seattle Seahawks. Giving shoe shines in the 6th floor suites of CenturyLink for preseason games and Monday Night Football.
Old Style Shoe Shine went on to add a local Cobbler that works with all types of soles, zip soles, heels and any other kind of repair on all types of shoes. Clayne and the team have an eye for detail and color, and excellent skills in leather color restoration. They have experience with all types of leather from calf, cow, bull, pig, deer, ostrich, snake, lizard, alligator, crocodile, elephant, stingray, shark, Shell Cordovan and many more.
As Old Style Shoe Shine has continued to grow, they have added a 2nd chair, for those busy rush hours. Plus, in an effort to serve their clients in the best way possible, they now have drop off.
Whether you're on your way to the office or gym, just swing by and drop your shoes off for a quick turn around.

At Old Style - We do more then just shine shoes! That being said, You're simply not polished if your shoes don't shine. Offering five types of shines Basic, Executive, Presidential, Shell Cordovan, and (Presidential Military - Off The Foot Only)

Clayne 2015

Clayne



Clayne is the Founder and CEO of Old Style Shoe Shine Co. He added the Saphir brand because of it was better for the leather, and works on all leather products. I've shined shoes on a professional level going into my 20th year. I've worked on all kinds of leather I have an eye for detail and color, expanding my education in leather color restoration. Experience with all types of leather from calf, cow, bull, pig, deer, ostrich, snake, lizard, alligator, crocodile, elephant, stingray, shark, Shell Cordovan and many more.
Small business

- History -



Specialties:
- Selling retail, Saphir Polish, leather lotion, shoe trees and shoe laces etc. This is a shoe shine business, and we do show repairs also. We do use a third party a lot our shoe repair work.
- Preventive Maintenance is a MUST with new leather.
- Shoe shining, Leather & Suede Restoration, Water Damage Removal, Custom Dyeing, High Heel Replacement, heel and sole replacement also available. Stop by for a cleaning and conditioning at least twice a month. I even have *water/stain proofing.
- Since new shoes have often been sitting in the box waiting for you to purchase them, they are likely to be in need of conditioning, regardless of how good they look.
It's never to late...
- Old Style saves the business person time and money, Time you don't need to look for a shoe shiner and money we make your shoes look Great! Shoe Shine Stand in US Bank City Centre near the 1st floor escalator.

- History -

- Established in March 2013 -
- Doing events for Mercedes-Benz, Get Hitched Give Hope, and Seattle Seahawks Preseason games in 2014 -16. Moved into Rainier Square and took over George's Shoes shine stand. Clayne added Square for credit cards, Apple and Android pay.
2014
- Added a local shoe repair. Doing on heels and soles, salt and water damage and some small repairs, stop by for a quote.
July 2015
- Started using Saphir as our main product. Saphir Medaille d'Or is widely considered by shoe aficionados to be the best collection of shoe care products in the world.
April 2016
- Opened a store in US Bank Centre, selling retail, shoes shines and repairs.
January 2017
- Started using only Saphir Products for all shines.
May 2017
- Closed shoe shine stand in Rainier Square. Only one stand now in US Bank Centre.
- June 2018 -
- Two shoe shine chairs, drop offs welcomed for shoe shine. -
- 2019 -
- My busiest year ever! -
- With the two shoe shine stands plus adding shoe repair from my local cobblers they gave me discounts and I passed them on to my customers. Plus we were doing several event a month for varies companies -
- 2020 -
- First three months were great, then COVID-19 hit and I closed my business until May, reopened for two weeks, but by then downtown Seattle was a ghost town, so I closed again. -
- Reopened in July again, no business still a ghost town plus a lot of businesses started covering their windows due to riot's and looting. I closed again. -
- Opened for the third time, business started to pick up, but I was only open for three days Tuesday - Thursday 11 AM - 6 PM closed Friday - Monday.
- November 15, 2020 -
COVID-19 cases are up, Governor Inslee gave out recommendations for the state of Washington, for now Old Style is open, I'll have to see how it goes, last two weeks have been slow, and it's not looking good for now for this small business.