How to Clean Salt Stains From Leather Shoes

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How to Clean Salt Stains From Leather Shoes
Vinegar can clean salt off leather shoes. (leather shoes image by weim from

Leather is a durable material that is often used to make shoes. Although it stands up to a fair amount of wear and tear, leather shoes can become scuffed and stained with normal use. Salt can become crusted on leather shoes, especially during winter weather. If you want to properly remove salt stains from your leather shoes, you can do so easily with a basic, homemade solution.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 1 cup tap water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Plastic container
  • Cloth

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  1. 1

    Pour 1 cup of warm tap water and 1 tbsp white vinegar into a plastic container. Mix the water and vinegar.

  2. 2

    Place the end of the cloth into the solution and let it soak up the solution for 30 seconds.

  3. 3

    Rub the salt stains from the leather shoes using the the soaked cloth. Dip the cloth back into the solution and continue rubbing the salt stains as necessary.

  4. 4

    Place the leather shoes in an indoor space that is well-ventilated and allow them to air-dry completely before wearing them.

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