There is a lot of cool gear in the golf equipment world that doesn’t always fit neatly into Most Wanted Tests or Buyer’s Guides. You still want to know how it performs. In our We Tried It series, we put gear to the test and let you know if it works as advertised.
What is Boot Buddy?
OK … This is not the typical type of content we produce at MyGolfSpy but this came across my Instagram feed and I imagined parents everywhere screaming, “YESSSSS. I NEED THIS!” So I’m reviewing a powered shoe cleaner to see if it’s the answer to every active household’s prayers or if it’s just a load of BS.
Boot Buddy was born in England out of the desire of two sons to avoid a lecture from their moms for bringing mud into the house. But mud isn’t just a U.K. problem. It’s a worldwide enemy of moms everywhere. And now that I think about it, I’ll add wives to the list of mud’s natural predators. So Boot Buddy made a product to clean all sport cleats to help prolong their life and keep you out of trouble.
Does it work or is it a gimmick?
Hi, I’m Harry and I am a professional golf shoe tester. (Yes, we exist.) I actually test a lot of things at MyGolfSpy and play professionally when I’m not checking and comparing specs on gloves, rangefinders, bags, ball retrievers, etc. You can call me the Senior Director of Product Testing here at MGS. You can also just call me Harry. That’s fine, too.
Boot Buddy Ultimate Cleaning Solution
Golf can be played in all types of weather. That means occasionally you’re going to run into a muddy course. Boot Buddy claims to have invented a cleaning device that can make any shoe look brand new. It’s supposed to be able to wipe your shoes clean of fresh mud and break up and remove dried mud.
Boot Buddy says it will save you money in the long run because it prolongs the life of your shoes. They have sold over ONE MILLION units worldwide so they must be doing something right.
But how does this differ from using a hose or a bucket of water and a brush?
Go stomp in some mud. Once your shoes look like you’ve had fun, fill the Boot Buddy with water. Make sure the device is closed so the water doesn’t escape. Turn the Boot Buddy upside down and use the finned side first to knock off any clumps of mud. Once that is done, release the water flow to start cleaning your sport cleats.
It is so simple to use you might get addicted to completing household chores. Nah, didn’t think that would catch on. (My wife asked, “Do you think it would clean the bathtub?” Not doing that experiment because it could earn me a lifetime sentence as head bathroom cleaner.)
Does It Work?
It does. With flying colors.
The great part about Boot Buddy is that it’s portable and doesn’t take up space for storage. The even amount of water flow with the combination of the brush makes for a quick clean. It works on all types of mud. Whether dried or wet, dirt is gone within a minute.
How does this compare to a hose or bucket of water and a brush? Well, you keep the inside of your cleats dry because you control how much water you direct on each spot. There’s nothing worse than clean cleats that are soaking wet inside.
After testing Boot Buddy, I would buy this product without a second thought. Boot Buddy allows you to clean your cleats in no time and keeps them looking younger for longer. Boot Buddy is on sale now for $18.99.
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