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Meet The Sneaker Laundry, the Aussie start-up cleaning $10,000 kicks

Four years after launching in Melbourne, The Sneaker Laundry is about to open its first location in Sydney after raising more than $900,000 on equity crowdfunding platform Birchal earlier this year.  “Our goal by the end of next year is to have a store in every [major] city in Australia,” Eugene Cheng, The Sneaker Laundry’s director, told Inside Retail. A self-confessed sneakerhead, Cheng started The Sneaker Laundry in 2017 after being unable to find a place to restore his own shoes a