How to Remove Scuff Marks From Shoes

There’s an elusively misattributed quote (Marilyn Monroe? Bette Midler? We may never know) we love returning to: “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” While we’re partial to believing that someone can conquer the world regardless of footwear, having the perfect pair of shoes certainly can’t hurt.

One of the keys to the perfect pair of shoes is keeping them clean, clear, and scuff-free. Whether you’re looking to shine up your favorite pair of patent leather pumps or everyday flats, here are five of our favorite methods on how to remove scuff marks from shoes, using a handful of items you likely already have on hand.