Save Your Shoes From Salt Stains

Save Your Shoes From Salt Stains

Angela Markus

Salt is a lifesaver during those stormy winter months. Icy sidewalks and roadways can lead to terrible disasters. Problems can range from a simple slip to a serious car accident, and all are major headaches. To prevent property damage, injury or death, it is advised that our surfaces be de-iced. This is usually done by distributing sand, chemical de-icers or salt. Of these three, salt is the most common- but it can really mess up your shoes. shows us an easy way to remove salt stains from shoes. You will need water, white vinegar, cotton cloth, and a towel.

The first step involves treating the stain as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it is for the stain to be removed. Next, mix 2/3 cups of water with 1/3 cup of white vinegar. Then immerse a clean cotton cloth into the mixture and gently rub away the stain. Be careful not to “over saturate” the material.

Wipe away with a clean damp cloth, and finish off with a dry towel. Allow the shoes to dry but not next to heat- that can damage the material. If the stain reappears, complete the above steps again. Lastly, buff the shoes with a clean towel.


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