How to Remove Salt Stains from Shoes

Don't panic if you see that ugly white mark that indicates a salt stain. There's an easy way to get rid of it – if you act fast.

You will need

  • Water
  • White vinegar
  • Clean cotton cloths
  • Towel

Step 1 Treat it fast Treat the stain as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove.

Step 2 Mix vinegar and water Mix two-thirds of a cup of water with one-third of a cup of white vinegar.

Step 3 Rub on shoes Dip a clean cotton cloth into the mixture and gently rub it into the stain, taking care not to saturate the leather.

Step 4 Rinse and wipe Rinse with a water-dampened cloth and wipe with a clean towel. Let shoes dry.

Step 5 Repeat If the stain reappears, repeat the process until it’s gone.

Step 6 Shine your shoes Buff your shoes with a cotton cloth.