Quick Trick: Remove Salt Stains From Leather Boots

Remove Salt Stains From Leather Boots The triumph of a snowy day brings with it the agony of the feet – salt-stained shoes. Here’s an easy guide to making your footwear good as new.

While we can all extol the virtues of salt and its ability to save us from taking a dangerous spill on a snowy/icy walk, our poor shoes can sometimes suffer the consequences. Salt can actually cause leather to dry out and crack, making it easily susceptible to elements that may actually aid in deteriorating them.

It’s unfortunately easy to resign to the fact that this is just a part of winter, but…who says you have to settle for white-tipped boots? There is actually a super quick fix for removing salt stains from leather shoes, and it’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Small glass and spoon for mixing
  • Small cotton towel


You’ve probably already figured this out for yourself, but…

  1. Combine water and vinegar, and mix well.
  2. Dip your towel into the mixture, and wipe gently over the surface of your shoe. Continue this until the stains have fully disappeared.
  3. Let the shoes dry naturally. Using artificial heat could cause the leather to fade.

And lo and behold, your shoes are as good as new! If you have any additional tips, please share below. And check out our boot assortment below…