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How Do I Remove Salt Stains From Shoes?

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Question: How Do I Remove Salt Stains From Shoes?

Winter brings slushy snow and salt stains. Learn how to remove the salt stains from shoes.

Answer: Mix one cup of water and one tablespoon of white vinegar. Soak a cotton ball with the mixture and wipe it over the stains. The acetic acid in the vinegar will dissolve the salt deposits without damaging the shoe. This works on leather and suede. Allow the shoes to air dry and repeat if necessary.

One the leather is dry, it can be treated with a special product to make it waterproof. Test on a small inside area first as it may change the color slightly.

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