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Salt Saviors: 11 Ways to Get Salt Stains Out of Shoes

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* The best products to combat winter salt stains
* Cleaners for all materials, including suede, sheepskin and canvas
* All highly rated, trustworthy options

Salt stains from winter snow and rain don’t have to spell the end of your shoes. The tough white crust looks gross and severely damages most shoe materials, but an effective cleaning can prevent wear and keep your kicks looking good. Below are 11 of the best shoe cleaning products and accessories to get your shoes through the winter.

1. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser

Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are a good low-priced option for cleaning white sneakers. They cost less than $5 for a four-pack, and do a decent job of removing stains. Just be sure to avoid using them on anything other than white shoes as they may cause discoloration.

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2. KIWI Meltonian Salt Stain Remover

Another good cheap option is this Meltonian salt stain remover. It’s well priced at less than $7, and gets the job done on most materials. Comes with a built-in sponge for easy application.

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3. Shacke Leather Brush Cleaner

Some shoe materials like suede and nubuck are more difficult to clean than regular leather or canvas. This four-way brush offers a solution with gentle nylon bristles and different brushes for a deep clean, no matter the material.

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4. Angelus Easy Cleaner

The Angelus Easy Cleaner is just that – an easy cleaner. It’s another good low-priced option at $8, and works for most shoe materials including suede and nubuck.

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5. BootRescue Cleaning Wipes

These all-natural cleaning wipes from BootRescue are great because you can leave them in your bag or glovebox for fast emergency cleanings on-the-go. They’re offered in individual packages or as a pack of 15 depending on how you plan to use them.

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6. Sof Sole Instant Cleaner

Sof Sole is the favorite of sneakerheads and runners because it’s specially designed for athletic shoes. It also features a brush cap so you can throw it in your gym bag and use it when needed.

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7. Crep Protect Spray

Crep Protect is a leading shoe cleaner because it works double duty as a cleaner and lasting protectant as well. Spray it on and let it soak in for a few minutes before wiping dry.

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8. Jason Markk Shoe Cleaner

As the world of shoe cleaning kits has grown, Jason Markk has distinguished itself as one of the best. This kit is reasonably priced and includes their high-end cleaning solution and a shoe brush.

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9. Pink Miracle Shoe Cleaner

Another very highly-rated shoe cleaning kit, is this one from Pink Miracle. It’s been around for over 30 years, and works on almost every kind of shoe.

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10. Rhino Bilt Boot Scraper

If you’re braving snow, rain, and mud often, it’s worthwhile to get a real boot scraper. This one comes highly rated on Amazon, and includes all the necessary mounting hardware. Just slide your boots or shoes through to get a good scrub.

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11. Reshoevn8r Shoe Cleaning System

Silly name aside, this is one of the best shoe care kits out there. The cleaning solution works on everything from leather to flyknit, and the kit also includes shoe trees, a sneaker laundry bag, and a shoe brush.

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