Dear Shoe Lady, I go to school in Rochester and there is a lot of snow. Because of that, there is salt everywhere during the winter. What shoes will best endure the salt while looking good to match every outfit? I have UGGs but I’m afraid the salt will eat them, even though it is lambskin. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Thank you for your inquiry, and that is an important shoe concern. One of the keys to shoe longevity is periodically cleaning them. If you know that your shoes will become exposed to harsher elements like salt, a quick wipe with a vinegar and warm water solution should help. This is only useful for standard smooth leather shoes or synthetic uppers. If suede protection is your aim, then you will want to pre-treat it with weatherproofing spray. It can be found in most sports stores or even pharmacies.
Rayne by Naturalizer is a good cold weather choice. Rubber soles are also great for safeguarding against the more slippery months.
The Shoe Lady