Leather shoes that are clean and spot-free create a classy, professional look to most outfits. Falling rain or snow and water bottle spills can cause water marks to develop on the leather shoes. As the shoes dry, a white water mark remains due to salt deposits. Using common household items, such as vinegar, brushes and towels, can effectively eliminate unsightly water marks from leather shoes.
Things You'll Need
Soft bristle brush
Pour cool, clean water into a medium size bowl. Add 2 to 4 drops of white vinegar into the bowl and mix well. The vinegar's acidity helps remove salt deposits left by the water marks.
Dip a soft bristle brush into the vinegar solution and vigorously scrub the leather shoe's water mark stains until they are thoroughly removed.
Remove excess water from the shoes with a clean, dry towel. Let the shoes dry overnight in front of a fan or near an open window.
Avoid using heat to dry the shoes, since the heat can cause the leather to crack.