Snow can leave salt stains on your shoes, and in some cases they are very difficult to remove from certain materials such as leather or suede.

Anyway, there are some clever tricks that will help you to remove salt stains out of your favorite leather shoes.

To efficiently clean salt stains you need:

– water
– clean cloth
– white vinegar
– an onion

Moisten the cloth in water and wipe well the shoes to remove salt as much as possible. If stains are fresh, they will be easier to clean, so don’t leave your boots dirty after wearing them in the snow.

Mix the vinegar with an equal amount of water. Moisten the cloth in this mixture and wipe gently until you get rid of salt stains. If this mixture doesn’t wipe off salt stains completely, try use only vinegar to get rid of salt stains of leather shoes. Vinegar can be very corrosive to the leather shoes, so it would be a good idea to use a shoe cream or a special solution for that color to avoid clinging.

But if vinegar can’t remove salt stains of your shoes, cut an onion in half, and rub the stains with it. Then clean them with warm water and apply a boot cream.