How to Clean Salt Stains Off Your Boots! Easy Shoe & Footwear Cleaning Ideas (Clean My Space)

Is the sodium content on your shoes just a
little too high? Stick around and I’ll give you the salt free solution. Hello salt bunnies! I’m Melissa Maker from
Clean My Space and I’ve got a question here today from Terry. Dear Melissa, how do I clean
the salt stains off my shoes? It’s really frustrating. Terry, I hear ya. I go through the same thing,
I live in Ontario and we get pummeled with snow all the time. And my beautiful shoes
are often coated in disgusting salt stains. I feel your pain Terry. This is a really easy problem
to solve. But a lot of people don’t know how to do it and they end up leaving the salt
on their shoes and that ruins the leather. I’ll show you what you need to solve the problem,
I’ll show you how to solve it and then we’ll wrap it up. First thing that you need is a really dirty
boot. The next thing you’ll need is a clean microfiber cloth. Microfiber! The best damn
cloth you can possibly own. So, you need one of those. And the third thing you need is
vinegar. Same stuff you’d use on your fish and chips. So what I’m going to do is put a little bit
of vinegar on this microfiber cloth and clean that disgusting boot. First things first,
I need about a tablespoon. Easy there! I’ve got the boot, I’ve got the cloth, let’s get
started. Check that out bad boys, it’s pretty good. *sniff*
Smells pretty bad! Vinegar will not damage the leather, and it will actually lift that salt
off so your shoe will be nicely conditioned and also salt free. And this is something you
can do fairly regularly, it won’t ruin the leather. Just remember to follow the manufacturer’s
directions on how to regularly condition your shoe cause you should do that as well. But
this is just specifically for salt stains on leather shoes. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tip. Thank you
so much Terry for your great question! I’m sure many of us Canadians or cold weather
dwell- I’m sure many of- I’m sure many of us Canadians and other cold weath-er. Alright, that’s not happening. If you have any questions, I love answering
them. I’m going to do videos for you. You’re going to get some great and easy responses. See that
was pretty painless, right? Anyway, you can send us a tweet
You can write us a comment below. I really encourage you to this. I read your comments and
I pick my next video. You can also like this video if it worked for you or you found my
information cool, or you thought I was cool. And you can also subscribe. I’m Melissa Maker
from Clean My Space. Thanks for watching and stay cool. But not too cool!


  • Great concept!

    Question: Is there a good way to clean my iPhone?

  • read my comment.

  • yeah, i was being dumb…but, since you want to help me out how about pomegranate juice on white clothing?

  • Could you do a vid on how to remove the perfume stain on clothes ? Thank you!

  • And can I use this method on my uggs? I'm in Toronto the snow gona come soon but my uggs are ugly ;( help!!!

  • @cleanmyspace how do you clean salt stains out of your basketball shoes?

  • Thank you for the TIP!. I have a question for you. I just purchased a pair of White leather snowboard boots Burton Ions 2011 I was wondering how I could Clean white leather in the future also what should I purchase and do to maintain and clean them in the future? Thanks for the Help Great vidz!

  • i have a question. im just wondering, how could i clean brown leather boots? what should i clean? i need your help. thanks.

  • how do I get stains off my Suede Litas? Its a very light brown taupe colour ;(

  • Thank you I've tried that! It took off most of the black paint stain but there are faint marks left still, I am still happy though. And I put suede protector on top which made the lightened area a bit darker making restoring the shoe to its former glory( kind of) haha 🙂

  • I have to say that I was pretty panicky about them considering the stain was black and not just mud but it went away mostly. So I am a very happy with your suggestion! Thank you! I will recommend you to my friends! 🙂

  • 0:27 So cuuhuuuuuute! lol Do you still get tongue-tied now that you're used to making these videos? If yes, please have a bloopers special from time to time.. I bet that's going to rake you in ever more subscribers! 😉

  • Oops. I meant 2:27. I'm on my phone. Apparently my thumbs got tongue-tied as well. Barum pum psh!

  • yeah… throw it away!

  • can i use vinegar on the leather insides of my shoe?

  • i have a pair of flats with a leather insole that i used a feet powder in. the shoe has bits of icky dried powder stuck in the shoe that i cannot completely scrape off. …it's seriously 10 times more gross than it actually sounds.

  • The girl is HOT!

  • how would you clean salt stains from UGG's?

  • Will this do the same trick on a black leather Stetson hat? I have salt stains on the crown from sweating.

  • yo girl i got to say your veryy sexy

  • your sooo sexy

  • how often do you need to clean the shoes?

  • This gets salt off the shoes, but how do I go about repairing salt *damage*? Mine are discolored, and commonsense saddlesoap/mink oil don't do anything /:

  • what if i dont have a microfiber cloth? what can i use?

  • After trying half a dozen things that is what I'll end up doing eventually >_<

  • You are really pretty 🙂

  • thank you for fucking up my shoes!

  • Loving this channel!

  • How do u prevent those little fuzz balls from coming out on ur socks when u wash them.

  • Hi Melissa. Can I use vinegar to clean leather on a handbag or a sofa..etc.?

  • I'd like to know "why" the vinegar actually works?…please..

  • It works! It works! Thank you for making my boots pretty again 🙂 You just earned yourself a new subscriber!

  • Ha ha. Thanks for the good info and a good laugh

  • omfg I've just discovered your channel, you're gonna change my life @[email protected]

  • 🙂 no brainier

  • Thankyou sooo much for the salty boot fix, you have no idea how many boots you've saved me.  You are such a life saver and I thank you so much for sharing your solutions.  Keep up the good work.

  • Great video Melissa!  Will vinegar also get the salt off my car's carpet?  Any tips?

  • How do u store boots for the summer? What kind of box can I put them in? I have a small apartment and don't have room to keep them around?

  • How do I clean faux leather boots?

  • Holy cow Melissa.  You have come a long way!!!

  • Hello can I use any venigar because here in Austria the venigar color is like gold the white one are not common thanks.Ps

  • hot milf 

  • Have been following u recently and I really really love your vids! Also im a crazy cat lady so I learned alot from ur vids about cleaning tips specially when u have a cat in the house! U deserve 1M followers!!!?????

  • Thanks. I knew about using Vinegar. But wanted to confirm. I have a problem with sweating and th esalt discoloring my boots from within.

  • ur awesome

  • Omg!! Was this ur first video?! This is awesome! I love ur channel its been so long!!!! U are doing great and teach me and inspire me so much! Congrats!

  • Lol when she inhaled the vinegar xD she was already fully aware of the magic vinegar can do 5 and a half years ago

  • So this is where it all started! Like a fine wine, you and the channel have gotten better with age… er, now that I'm saying you're old or anything… I'll hush now..

  • so what if my boots arn't leather?

  • What about apple cider viniger

  • is this where and how it all started?

  • Melissa's cute! ❤️

  • what about yhe color of the leather?it could be effected?

  • Thank you it helped me out very much!!!!

  • Phew, I'm through.
    I binge watched nearly all of your videos in reverse order.
    It's really amazing how far you've come.

  • How I can clean my sketches sneakers
    Is this same method can apply
    My sneaker becomes dirty because I have work in desert mostly

  • You are beautiful too

  • I just felt like looking up the first video after youtube suggested an old video

  • you’re cool

  • so how do you deal with the smelly vinegar smell in the house? really bothers me, thanks.

  • I liked the video and I liked you too!
    You are very cute, sexy and sassy!!!
    I think if you show just a little more cleavage you'll probably get more subscribers too.
    Don't forget about us lowly ass insignificant Americans below you. We have bad winters here too, especially here in Boston. We need to know these things as well.
    I know how much Canada loves Boston, especially in Montreal and Toronto so give us arrogant Americans a plug next time!!!


  • Your shirt… is that from static from the dryer? I like it

  • Thanks. It's always nice to see the first post on a celebrity channel, like Mellisa Maker's:-)

    God bless, Proverbs 31

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