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  Q: What are shoe brush bristles made from?

  A: updated (03/04/2012)

It will depend upon the quality of the brush and it's function: cheaper brushes that are used for buffing and polishing leather tend to use man made fibers, such as,

  • Nylon
  • Rubber/Plastics

For quality buff/polishing brushes - designed for leather shoes - tend to use the hair from animals such as,

  • Horse hair
  • Goat hair
  • Pig bristles

Brushes used for suede/nubuck use more robust materials; such as brass, synthetic brass, and hard wearing nylons and rubber .


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