Necessary Winter Hack: How to Fix Scuffed Boots

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The Style Stalker

You and your boots have likely been through a harsh winter together. They’ve kept your feet warm and dry through snow, sleet, rain, and chilly temps. Now, the least you can do is return the favor by addressing any errant scuffs. But how do you fix scuffed boots? While your first inclination may be to take them to a cobbler, there are a few quick fixes you can try at home first.

Whether your boots are leather, suede, or something else, we’ve rounded up three ways to fix a scuff on any type of boots. So, with a little TLC, your shoes will be ready to survive a tumultuous spring in tip-top shape. Read on for tips and to shop styles to add to your collection.

1. For patent and synthetic leather boots

Dab on some Vaseline and rub with a cloth to polish out scuffs.

2. For suede boots

Buff out the scuff with a clean pencil eraser.

​3. For leather boots

A bit of lotion rubbed into a scuff can help, but leave the serious jobs to Kiwi Scuff Remover ($7).

And if, at the end of the day, you'd just rather grab some new boots (hey, all this talk of shoes has us wanting to shop too—no judgment), take a look at some of our latest favorites below.

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Your boots will be ready for anything now that you know these foolproof tips.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aemilia Madden.