Shoes and Snow | Tips and tricks
Though it’s already summer, many countries are still cold and there is even some where it snows during June. This article is dedicated to them because they have to be prepared for snow and above all for the salt involved. Snow could possibly be the worst of the elements for shoes, water ice could stick for long stuck to the shoe drying in addition to the corrosive effect of the salt spread on sidewalks which is often perfect to trigger a disaster. There’s also some kinds of shoes that are a very bad idea for this kind of weather such as bell shoes.
Obviously, the best for these cases is the specific footwear for snow, with a serrated rubber sole and if you can be with Goretex it is better. But there are many places where snow comes two days a year, and you may have to buy different boots for every occasion. However it is always good to have some ecco shoes that are environment friendly!
Ideally, I think it is best once the shoes are filled with snow to withdraw it with a cloth. Removed with a damp the salt mud and debris as soon as possible. Once they are completely dry apply cream, cleanser or better, with a dry cloth in a circular manner. When they have absorbed the cream and are nourished just continue with regular cleaning. I remind you to never, ever leave your shoes dry near a heat source. Perhaps with some sheets of newspaper inside.
There’s also another solution which is more complex, dedicated especially to excess salt but we have to try it. First prepare a solution of one part white vinegar to two parts water. Then rub the solution on the stain working from the outside to the center of the spot. Afterwards dampen a clean cloth with water and wipe the shoe to remove traces of vinegar. Next press a dry cloth on the skin to remove any residual moisture. Finally let them air dry for a day and then apply regular cleaning.