Here’s an easy way to clean dust, lint and even dirt from suede shoes.
Forget the special brushes and sprays — get out a rough terrycloth towel or washcloth and buff away at the suede as if you were brushing. Definitely won’t scratch, but really does a good job of cleaning!
I got out a pair of suede clogs that had been stored for a couple of years and they looked like they might have a little mildew on them. The terrycloth took it right off.