1. Scrub off water stains on leather boots with a soft toothbrush and vinegar. 2. Fix a scuff on a patent leather shoe with a cotton swab and some petroleum jelly. 3. Mend dull or scratched leather shoes with moisturizer. 4. Pour a little bit of baking soda in your sneakers after a workout to soak up the sweat and eliminate odor. 5. Make patent leather shoes shiny again with a little bit of glass cleaner.