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Can anyone testify to the effectiveness of AE Suede spray? Just used some of it and it seemed to dry rather quickly. Last year I used some protectant that I had left over in my basement. It was in a squirt bottle, not aerosol, and it really seemed to saturate the shoes and took hours to dry. When they did dry, the nap was very stiff, reassuring me that there was a nice layer of protectant on the shoe. After I brushed them, the nap was as it was previous to treatment. I think it was a Timberland product that I used last year.
Just wondering if anyone has any good stories about how they treated their suede with AE Suede Protectant, and then water beaded right off. Or they spilled something on their shoes, but it didn't stain due to the protectant.
Also, the stuff needs to be reapplied periodically, correct? Its not like you treat when new and they are protected forever, isn't that so? How often you treat them would depend on how frequently you wear the shoes and how wet they get? Like ~6weeks for heavy wear, 3 months for occasional wear, once a year for rarely worn shoes? Does that sound about right?
AE suede spray is the only suede protector I've used, and I've been pleased overall. It does seem to dry fairly quickly, though I make only a pass or two from about a foot away. My shoes have experienced light rain and snow, and the water does seem to bead and not affect the suede. I haven't followed a strict schedule for reapplying, but what you said sounds about right -- perhaps not even that often.