Before writing this, I guess I should announce I have no affiliation to the people who make this gadget. As our local Wirral Way running route became muddier and muddier, muddy running shoes were becoming the norm in our hall. Standing outside with our hands under the cold tap and a scrubbing brush wasn’t particularly pleasant, and ended up with me usually spattering myself in more mud. So we mainly just let the mud dry on, then tried to brush it off later...
Facebook obviously had me down as a runner somehow, and decided to plug an ad to me for the Boot Buddy (shown above) at half price. I was skeptical, but decided to order one as an experiment. It arrived just after I’d finished a long muddy run, and I was instantly impressed!
It’s got a mud scraper at one end, then a reservoir for water that you open before using the brush part, so the water flows out as you brush. (Apparently they were on Dragon’s Den, but we never watch that.)
Anyway, our hall now contains shiny clean trainers, and I love my new Boot Buddy! It also uses far less water cleaning trainers this way, doesn’t get your hands cold and wet, doesn’t seem to splatter me with mud (I use it outside over an outside drain though), and gives a far better result than me with a tap and scrubbing brush.