How to remove salt stains from your boots in six easy steps


If there's one class of footwear you really can't afford to neglect, it's your boots. And since salt stains are practically unavoidable, we know how annoying it can be to feel like your favorite pair have been ruined. To help make ‘em really last, we’ve scoured the internet to find the best way to salvage those valued kicks. Read below and never experience those dreadful salt stains, like, Ever. Again. Let the boot camp begin…


What you'll need:

  • Liquid body soap (any kind)
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar
  • Hair conditioner (any kind)
  • Towel or wash cloth 
  • manicure brush (a soft bristle tooth brush will also work)


1. Using your manicure brush, gently brush your boots so that any dirt is removed to make the cleaning process easier.  

2. Combine water and body soup in a small bowl and mix until soapy.

3. Dip your towel into the bowl and squeeze out any extra water. Then, take your wet towel and clean your boots.

4. Fill your spray bottle halfway with water and then half with white vinegar. Next, spray your boots on the areas with the most salt stains. 

5. Right after you spray your boots, clean off the solution with a towel––you don't want the vinegar to dry on your boots.

6. Spread about a tablespoon of conditioner all over your boots with a towel to help restore moisture from the vinegar. Then, take a dry towel and wipe off any extra off the boots.

Note: This step-by-step is not intended for suede boots.

Optional: To help with future salt stains, we suggest you buy a waterproof spray. Try: Kiwi Protect-All Boot and Fabric Spray, $8,

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by Bridget Mallory | 2/1/2016