Best Shoe Brushes

Since your favorite pairs of shoes require the best care, you’ll want to invest in the right tools to keep them looking pristine. A shoe brush is a great place to start. These come in a range of styles for brushing away loose dirt and scuff marks. When used with a liquid cleaning solution, they can also help remove stains. Some are even ideal for buffing dress shoes and boots when used with a polish. To help you narrow down your options, we’ve rounded up some of the best shoe brushes that work on suede and nubuck leather finishes. Bonus: These also perform well on coats, jackets and furniture made with those materials.

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1. Shacke Suede & Nubuck Leather Brush Cleaner

Shacke's four-way brush includes a welt surface for cleaning heavier scuff marks and stains, nylon bristles for removing lighter scuff marks on fine suede and nubuck, an arched half circle brush for cleaning rounded edges and a thin protruding brush for polishing hard to reach crevices and grooves.

Pros: It also comes with a small opening at the bottom of the handle for convenient wall hanging. This brush works well alone or with a spray or liquid cleaner.

Cons: Some users may find this brush to be too small for their liking.

Shacke Suede & Nubuck Leather Brush Cleaner

2. Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush

This durable brush is made with soft horsehair bristles to effectively remove dirt and scuffs without damaging the material of shoes. It can also be used with polish for added shine.

Pros: For a high gloss finish, first apply a coat of polish, allow it to dry then buff with the brush.

Cons: Some may find the horsehair bristles tend to fall out easily.

Kiwi 100% Horsehair Shine Brush

3. Simple Shine Premium Suede and Nubuck Brush

This kit comes with three handy tools: a bristle brush for removing mud and dirt, a crepe brush for restoring the nap and an eraser for removing stains.

Pros: This brush works well alone or with a spray or liquid cleaner.

Cons: Some users may find the bristles aren't that sturdy.

Simple Shine Premium Suede and Nubuck Brush

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