You finally found them — that ideal pair of leather boots that will keep your feet warm and dry through the winter months — without making you clunk around in moon boots. Remember those? Ugh. Hooray for progress! Now that you’ve found the perfect winter pair, you want to take care of them. And if you live in an area where ice and snow — and ice melting salt — is common, you’ll want to take special care to remove those stains. Here’s how to get that nasty salt off your leather shoes.
1. What You’ll Need
You’ll just need a few basics to banish that yucky salt and make your boots look new again. Grab some castile soap (such as Dr. Bronner’s), some white vinegar, a small towel, some shoe polish in the right color (hint…you can use hair conditioner as a replacement!), and a spray bottle. If you want to spray your boots with leather protector when you’re done cleaning, get some of that, too.