How To Get Snow Stains Off Your Boots

Boot season also means puddle and snow season. Taking a little time to learn how to get snow off boots (read: salt stains) will ensure you keep them looking good and holding up well for years! Though cleaning stains is never particularly fun, I've scouted out the simplest ways possible for whatever type of boots you might own.

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Scroll on to find which snow boot style you have to learn the best snow/salt stain removal strategy!

1. Suede

(Classic Short Boot, $154.95, UGG)

For cleaning suede boots, HowToCleanStuff explains that you'll need a mild detergent, a soft cloth, a toothbrush, and cold water. Mix a little detergent in a bowl of cold water, then tip the cloth in. Blot the stains with the cloth (avoid rubbing to remove color), and repeat as necessary. Once the boot is dry, bring back the original texture by brushing lightly with the toothbrush.

(Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Laundry Detergent 68 Loads Lemon Verbena,, $14.50)

2. Leather

(Dalena Weatherproof Boot, $650, Marvin K.)

Free People broke down the easiest way to get rid off salt stains on leather boots, and you'll need cold water, white wine vinegar, a small bowl and spoon, and a cotton towel to get started. First, mix the water and vinegar. Dip the towel in the mixture, then rub your boots until the stains are gone. Let them dry fully and voila!

(Heinz White Vinegar Distilled, $10.35,

3. Rubber

(Original High Heel, $225, Hunter)

As for rubber-based boots, Jezebel suggests simply rubbing the boots down with a soft rag coated in olive oil! Buff away the oil with another clean rag and that's it.

(Kirkland Signature Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $35,

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