Care What should I do about salt stains?

Once snow has fallen or temper­atures have dipped below freezing, municipal snow-removal services will spread salt on streets. White salt stains that frequently develop during strolls through town are one unfor­tunate side effect of this practise. Here, too, you can apply a trick or two and solve the problem: For classic boots made of nubuck or smooth leather, all that it normally takes is a mild soap solution. Care products like LOWA Shoe Clean are another excellent way to clean the footwear. Instead of aggressively cleaning the leather, they gently remove stains from the footwear. Suede leather is another story entirely, however. Salt stains on it are generally somewhat more stubborn. This is a job for special brushes that can work the salt out of the leather. A brush made of plastic and brass is the best choice. You can use a special eraser as well. The LOWA triangular brush meets all three criteria. But keep this point in mind: You should use the brush and eraser only for suede leather. The bristles can cause scratch marks on smooth leather and permanently damage it.