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Allen Edmonds Suede brush?

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Same use. The rubber bristles are gentler than the steel wire one. Use the latter very sparingly, only if there is a stain that needs a bit more aggression.
 

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The suede brush I bought (very cheaply, from a local supermarket!) claimed the wire side was for suede and the rubber side was for nubuck. Any truth to this?
 

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You can get exactly the same device from Nordstrom under the "Synovia" brand name. I find it less useful than a simple brush and eraser, but occasionally it comes in handy for my suede shoes.
 

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Sorry to have to bring this thread up again.

Does anyone know what the sides of the brush for (i.e. the is a rubber piece that stick out from the side of the brush). So am I correct to say that for regular brushing, I should use the rubber brush and only keep the steel for removal of stain? Thank you.
 

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In contrast to my earlier querying post of a few years ago, experience since tells me that the best side to use on suede for day-to-day use is the rubber side, and reserving the wire for when I need to get a hard-to-shift stain out.
 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast
In contrast to my earlier querying post of a few years ago, experience since tells me that the best side to use on suede for day-to-day use is the rubber side, and reserving the wire for when I need to get a hard-to-shift stain out.

+1, rubber suede brush all the way

I bought mine from Timberland online for $6 or so IIRC

I bought it to use on a butter-soft lambskin leather RLPL jacket, and it works great! No scuffing at all on the jacket, and it reduces stains quite a bit, even oil from my skin that seeped into the collar area.
 

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Originally Posted by boat_7
Does anyone know what the sides of the brush for (i.e. the is a rubber piece that stick out from the side of the brush).

I bought one of these from AE a few months ago. The saleperson told me that the part you're referring to is used to clean dirt or mud from the seam between the upper and the sole.
 

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Originally Posted by Holdfast
In contrast to my earlier querying post of a few years ago, experience since tells me that the best side to use on suede for day-to-day use is the rubber side, and reserving the wire for when I need to get a hard-to-shift stain out.

Yes. I am always amazed how well this works.
 

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