- 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.
- TIP: Don't leave the shoes near heat or the leather could crack.
- 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.
- FACT: More than 13 million tons of salt are applied to roads and streets in the U.S. each year.
You Will Need
- White vinegar
- Clean cotton cloths