GFranco shoe brush to brush the suede on the sole of the shoes.
Suggested Mehod of Brushing Suede Soles.
Suede is used to permit the shoes to spin when dancing but not spin out of control. When suede soles are not properly brushed, unintended slipping on the dance floor occurs. This can result in loss of timing or avoidable strain to the foot that's attempting to control the grip of the shoe with the suface of dance floor. The loss of traction is caused from the crushing of the suede from regular use and from debrit from the surface of the floor. Brushing raises/restore the fibers to as close to its original state and removes the debrit.
Suggested use of wire brush.
We suggest brushing lightly and only spots on the suede that reflect light. Over use of the wire brush will deminish the life of the suede. Unless you are attempting to remove debris or other substance tracked onto the suede, fibers should not be falling off the suede when brushing. If fibers from the suede is coming off while brushing, it is likely you are brushing too hard and potentially reducing the life of the suede by prematurely reducing the thickness of the suede or working a hole into the suede. Bush as lightly and the shortest duration necessary until the spot no longer reflects light and feels "fuzzy" not smooth.
Suggested use of nylon brush.
The nylon brush should be used each time before dancing and after the dancing session. This removes the dust and debrit from the bottom of the suede. The dust and debrit will likely get imbedded into the suede if dust and debrit is not regularly brushed off, which prevents the sueded from functioning to its full potential. The nylon brush does not cut into the suede, which is better suited for use each time before and after dancing, unlike the wire brush which is used infrequently as discussed above.