Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Discoloration from sweat in new leather boots

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    59
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    19 Post(s)

    Discoloration from sweat in new leather boots

    As I was walking on this first day of real spring weather, I noticed that sweat was soaking through my newish leather boots where there was some creasing. Now that the sweat has evaporated, it's left these discolorations/stains(https://imgur.com/a/3g6SXDm), even after I treated them with a vinegar/water solution as per the interwebs. Any ideas how to address this or should I try to get an exchange?

  2. #2
    Varsity Member Shade's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    New England
    Posts
    1,264
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Quoted
    393 Post(s)
    I've actually never seen that before. You sweat through your socks and through the leather. Are the boots tight? If so, Id try something looser, so your feet can maybe breathe more, or you might be facing this all the time. Maybe a different type of sock as well. Something that reduces the sweat.

  3. #3
    Varsity Member armedferret's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Sometimes TX, Sometimes MD
    Posts
    919
    Mentioned
    50 Post(s)
    Quoted
    290 Post(s)
    polypropylene socks for sure.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    59
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Quoted
    19 Post(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Shade View Post
    I've actually never seen that before. You sweat through your socks and through the leather. Are the boots tight? If so, Id try something looser, so your feet can maybe breathe more, or you might be facing this all the time. Maybe a different type of sock as well. Something that reduces the sweat.
    Moving forward, I'll definitely try to reduce foot sweat (they aren't that tight, it just sweat through at the creased parts that were regularly in contact with my sock. However, anything I could do to address the staining that's already occurred?

  5. #5
    Varsity Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    980
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Quoted
    359 Post(s)
    If you removed the salt content with vinegar, you can keep smoothing out the stain with water.

    I use a sponge that is damp but not dripping wet to even out the wetness. Then, when it dries, there aren't borders from where it was wet or not. I have one pair of shoes that had a big salt stain on the toe. I evened it out with repeated spongings and then applied reno'mat to semi-strip them. After that, I conditioned them a bunch. Those shoes looked fine the next day.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •