Our compact travel shoe shine brush is made with quality horsehair and topped with a sturdy wooden handle. It is an essential tool for taking care of your shoes while on the go. Shoe polishing brushes are used to buff off shoe polish after its application or to buff off the dirt after a day of wear. Best practice is to have two brushes, one exclusively for use with black polish and a second for browns because the bristles will accumulate residual shoe polish. If a polishing brush previously used with black polish is used on a brown pair of shoes, it is possible for black streaking to occur. For best results, use with our Ace Marks Wax Shoe Polish followed by a buffing with our cotton flannel polishing cloth.