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    This Cheap Shoe Brush Will Transform Your Worn-Out Suede Shoes

    Use it solo OR with cleaners on stuff like all kinds of shoes, coats, furniture....

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    Have you ever found something under $10 that truly changed your life and transformed the things you already own? Like, head-exploding well?

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    I'm talking sliced-bread, dry shampoo, smart phone good.

    Well, let me tell ya' that lots of people on Amazon feel that way about this unassuming shoe cleaning brush that, with a lil' effort, works wonders on erasing watermarks, stains, and overall wear on your suede and nubuck footwear!

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    So what are all the things on this tool? Here are the deets:

    - Welt surface for stronger cleaning on heavier scuff marks and stains

    - Nylon bristles for lighter, gentler cleaning on light scuff marks for thin fine suede/nubuck

    - Arched half circle brush for easier cleaning on rounded corners

    - Thin protruding brush for cleaning on harder-to-reach crevices and grooves

    Turns out, lots of Amazon customers have found some success in helping revive their real (and faux!) suede shoes back to almost-new condition with this tool! And there are lots of before and after pics to prove it.

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    "I ordered this brush hoping it would be able to clean my faux-suede boots after a night of dancing in the dirt! To my surprise (but huge relief!), this small but handy brush got the job done! 98% of the dirt came off and even though my boots aren’t as dark black as they were before, this brush has allowed them to be wearable again! Five stars!" —Melissa

    And here's another cleaning sesh before and after!

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    "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying gray colored shoes once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I included some pictures of my shoes before and after using this so hopefully that helps! I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    And another reviewer really took the tool to task on a pair of bucks they were ready to toss.

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    "I was really sad when I thought my bucks were at the end of their road because I had always heard that suede couldn't be cleaned. With this brush and a little elbow grease my bucks are looking great again! Not out of the box new, but I'd say 85 percent, which is fine by me. I didn't use any water or cleaner, I just kept wiping the brush off on my jeans to keep the brush clean, then hit the shoe again with a clean surface. Even brightened the leather up a bit." —Roberto

    If you're trying to keep your kicks going for much, much longer, you'll be interested to hear what the 2,300+ reviewers have to say about this lil' tool. (And out of those reviewers, 1,700+ are big fans who gave it 5 stars!!!)

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    "Have had these boots for over 10 years. Thought nothing would clean them. It works amazingly! $7 bucks, nothing to loose. Except restored footwear!🤗" —Jade Vira

    "Perfect little tool for my new suede obsessions! I've used it on light and dark suede. The dirt washes off the brush easily after each use. Fast shipping and great customer service too." —Laura Grace

    "I had no idea how to rehab these suede Birkenstocks that have become my get-wet-in-the-AM-dog-walking-shoes. But this brush was amazing! Surely, the suede is a little hairier now — but the bristly side did a great job of eliminating the water spots and such. Impressed! Will try this on my suede arvacas and a calf leather purse." —Whitney Marsh

    "This little gadget is a must have!!! Watch your scuffs, stains be erased off your suede. This thing is amazing. Seriously would give 10 stars if I could!" —Christine M

    Now let's enjoy a few more beautiful before and after pics of the results this tool offers, shall we?

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    "Simple design, inexpensive, and easy to use. It saved my pretty pink shoes." —Rachel

    It really went to task on a pair of pink suede ballet flats with dark stains!

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    "This brush saved my shoes! I posted before and after photos so you can see the difference, my shoes were light pink with big notable stains on the sides, I just brushed it on the same direction until the stains wore off." —Lissette Castillo

    And, as you can see, it's completely capable of reviving your go-with-everything flats.

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    "This little brush works incredibly well! I was skeptical at first, because the shoes I need to fix were very damaged — as you can see in the photos, they are nude suede and have a lot of watermarks and dirt. I didn't think these shoes were salvageable, but this brush changed my mind. It's not perfect and you can still see where the watermark like is if you really really try, but overall, the shoes look 95% better and only took me about 10 minutes to fix. Buy this brush and you will not regret it!" —Alexa

    Now one last impressive one....

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    "Destroyed my suede boots whilst drunk on New Years Eve. This brush is a game changer. It cleaned them up no problem." —C Redding

    Grab it from Amazon for $6.99. You owe it to your shoes!

    Showing off your cleaned-up, like-new kicks like:

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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