After reading various reviews for a suede protector I purchases this for my Emu boots. It had the best reviews I have sprayed twice but haven't been brave enough to actually pour water over them to see if it works..... It has slightly darkened my boots but I don't mind if it gives them the protection they need - which apparently it will. They will be well tested next month when I travel to foreign snowy climes. I did spray on my favourite black suede high shoes and have been out in the rain and they're perfect. Just remember to spray outside!!