5 Stars By Amat Photog on 2016-06-30
We live in an area with very sandy soil. I use this every day to clean my shoes at the back door to keep from bringing in a lot of dirt on my shoes. These really clean the bottom and sides of shoes well. You do need to remember to clean the back of your heel though, since there is no brush that covers that area. I don't see how they could engineer one on this device either, so just remember to turn you foot sideways and clean that area off too. I was amazed at the amount of dirt this collected in one day, considering that we have not had any rain in over a week. The plate below the brushes was covered with about 1/16th of an inch of sand or more in one day! Great product, well worth the money. Built sturdy and should last.
5 Stars By Yvonne on 2015-07-15
Clear coat the metal to make it last
- live in a warm and humid place,
- the brush would not be sheltered from the elements, and
- I read all the reviews concerning rust
I chose to buy a clear enamel spray paint that is made to resist fading and rust with this order. When I received the items, I covered the brush and wood portion and then sprayed several coats of the clear enamel on it. I then let it air dry for a day before using it. Painting it likely voids any warranty and makes it non-returnable but I chose to take the chance since the brush alone has such good reviews.
It's been sitting out in the elements for 2.5 months. It gets rained on as well as near 100F direct sun but still looks good as new. I know that 2.5 months isn't that long but some people showed rust that quickly and mine is definitely getting a weather beating. It is not heavily used but it is used and will be more so come cooler weather. Note that we don't have rocky terrain here so there have been no scratches to the surface from rocks being stuck in the soles and it is used almost exclusively with soft soled military boots.
If it does rust, I will try to remember to update the review. If you read this in a year and are wondering, shoot me a comment and I will let you know.
2 Stars By Chopperbob on 2014-02-15
Sturdy brushes, but cheap paint on the metal
This shoe scraper works well and the overall quality of the item is good, EXCEPT the paint. We've used it all of 4 months and the paint on all the metal surfaces has already chipped off. There is now heavy rusting on the top of this item. It looks like we've had the thing for years. For the price, it should have been powdercoated to withstand daily use for it's intended purpose and the metal should have been coated to prevent rust. (Note: I uploaded images showing the rust and shown near the end of this product page. Please take a look and judge for yourself).
5 Stars By A. Matheny on 2014-07-12
Solved our tracking in problem
We tried this for the first time yesterday with plenty of dirt and leaves on our shoes from walking the trail behind our house in the mountains. The thing worked like a charm. We hang it on a hook next to our back (mud room) door and take it down and place it on the door mat. Standing on one side of the base provides real stability and allows you to really scrub hard with the other shoe. With the base on the door mat, nothing on the surface below or the unit itself gets damaged as you scrub you shoe. I had on Teva sandals with lugged soles, and all the dirt and leaves, including sticky rhododendron blossom casings) came off. The longer side bristles are not scratchy on leather surfaces (they didn't even hurt my feet in the sandals. The bottom bristles are short and stiff and real work on the nooks and crannies in your soles. Very deep lugs with hiking boots might be a challenge, but we shall see.
5 Stars By Sandra F. Brodeur on 2016-03-17
Leaves the Farm (dirt) Outside
We live on a farm and my husband absolutely refuses to take his boots off before coming into the house. This shoe brush is convenient and does a great job. He doesn't even have to bend over to brush his boots off. I may get another one for my other door.
5 Stars By Ralph R. on 2016-02-03
Built tough to last and works great
The Scrusher works great. It cleans the bottom and sides of my shoes easily so I'm not tracking mud and debris inside. I especially like the design where I can stand on the heavy steel plate to keep the brush from moving while scrubbing my shoes through the brushes. I use the Scrusher several times a day after walking my Chocolate Labrador Retriever through the mud and water soaked woods and the more I use it the more I like it. I plan to buy another one or two to put at other entrances and in my workshop area. It's heavy duty construction will provide many years of use for me.
4 Stars By Design2Connect on 2014-02-28
For small-medium size shoes this is great, a bit tight for large boots Extra points for MADE is USA!!
I spent far too much time going through reviews for a shoe scrapers and this Is the best one I found. Made very well, made in the USA! Yes, its great to support the economy of the country you live in.
Only problem I had is that this is too small to fit my snow boots, actually is fairly small for my regular boots, and even my sneakers. I wear a men's size 11, and my normal shoes and sneakers are fairly minimalist, nothing wide or bulky. I wonder if the brushes will wear down over time, but for now i have to put my shoe in sideways for it to fit which is a bit awkward. I did see there is a larger size of this item that is made, which I had gotten that one.
5 Stars By HANDYWOMAN on 2017-09-20
Excellent product to clean shoes and boots
This boot/shoe cleaner works very well to keep the dirt out of the house, and in the garage or wherever you keep the brush cleaner. Having it already mounted on a base made it ready to use right out of the box. I put some heavy felts pads on the metal parts where you step on to hold the unit in place as in other reviews they mentioned that the metal scratched and rusted. The felt seems to be working very well.
5 Stars By C. DiTillio on 2013-07-29
I was given this Scrusher as a gift after putting it on my wish list. It had great reviews and my husband and I needed something to help keep our floors clean. We have a fixer house which means that the landscaping is low priority right now. That also means lots of bare spots in the yard that alternate between being dusty and muddy. Falling leaves, weeds and unidentifiable debris cling to our shoes with each run out to the garbage cans or the composter. The Scrusher was the perfect answer. We leave it just inside the back door and all that crud stays right there instead of being tracked all over the house. It cleans the bottom and sides too. The handy attached step quickly makes short work of the clean up as well. Highly recommend it!
4 Stars By Jane T. on 2014-03-11
works really really well
Living on a suburban ranch in southern Arizona means not a lot of mud, but an awful lot of dust, stones and horse poop stuck to our boots. This is the best boot scraper I have owned. It is heavy enough that it stays put when the wind blows, you can stand on the "wings" so it doesn't move while scraping your boots, and the bristles don't shed like the last (cheaper) boot scraper I bought.
The only reason for 4 versus 5 stars is in the looks department. It is better looking than most, but several years ago I saw a really beautiful wrought iron boot scraper at someone's house. I wanted one like that, but after searching high and low I with no luck, I decided that this was next best. It works well for our purposes, although as I said we don't get much of a chance to test it on mud.