Every winter, US roads and sidewalks are sprinkled with salt that eventually gets absorbed into our shoes. And every spring, we cringe at the thought of cleaning them. I’m sure this isn’t the first time I’ve said this, but vinegar to the rescue! Follow these simple instructions that’ll help instill hope into saving “ruined” shoes.
- Create a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.
- Dip a white rag—or brush if you’re cleaning suede—and rub solution into the stain, starting from the outside and working your way in toward the stain’s center.
- Using a different water-dampened cloth, wipe vinegar solution from shoe .
- Allow shoe to air dry for 24 hours before polishing or buffing.
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