How to Remove Water Stains From Shoes

An important part of the wardrobe, shoes serve as both protection for our feet and make a fashion statement. But they also take a beating, exposed to the elements on a daily basis. Take care of your shoes so they will last for many years. Treat water stains on your shoes with one of these home remedies.

Dyed Shoes

Step 1

Mix 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup bleach.

Step 2

Wet a clean, white cloth with the bleach mixture.

Step 3

Dab the water spot, and then wipe the wet cloth across the entire shoe.

Step 4

Mix 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1/2 cup water.

Step 5

Wet a new clean white cloth with the vinegar mixture.

Step 6

Wipe across the entire shoe to remove the bleach mixture.

Suede Shoes

Step 1

Buff the water spots with an emery board or suede brush. Gently work on each spot until it is removed.

Step 2

Dust off any residue.

Step 3

Prevent future damage by spraying with a waterproofing product.

Leather Shoes

Step 1

Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water.

Step 2

Wet a clean cloth with the vinegar mixture.

Step 3

Rub water stain.

Step 4

Polish with a shoe polish matched to the shoe's leather, to restore shine.