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Although rain boots are not as attractive as high heels or open toe shoes, you don't have resign yourself to wearing scuffed-up old boots when it's pouring outside. Rain boots come in a variety of fashionable styles and colors, and if you have a good pair, you want to show them off at their best. Inspect your rain boots for any dirt and scuff marks after each use. As most rain boots are made from rubber, scuff marks will come off relatively easy using basic, household items.

Wipe any excess dirt off the rain boots with a damp, soft rag.

Fill a small bowl with liquid soap and warm water.

Dip the rag in the soapy water and gently scrub the scuff marks off the rain boots. Use a shoe polish brush for stubborn stains.

Rinse out the soap in the rag and wipe off any leftover soap residue on the boots. Leave it to air dry.


Keep your rain boots in a dry, cool area, away from heat to keep them mildew and odor-free.

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Based in Los Angeles, Zora Hughes has been writing travel, parenting, cooking and relationship articles since 2010. Her work includes writing city profiles for Groupon. She also writes screenplays and won the S. Randolph Playwriting Award in 2004. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in television writing/producing and a Master of Arts Management in entertainment media management, both from Columbia College.