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Step 10: Dry Wet Boots

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This is a great trick to use in the winter!  Dry off your snowy boots with your blow dryer setting on high.  Be sure to do this over a towel so your mom doesn't yell at you for getting water every where! (personal experience...)
 
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swatterson2 years ago
far better to stuff them with newspaper, am sure most people have more than 1 pair of shoes
why would you be sure of such a thing?
hausi2 years ago
Don't do that to your expensive leather shoes! Dry them slowly, stuffed with newspaper over the course of some days!
sconner12 years ago
Careful. I thought I'd melt some mink oil into the leather for waterproofing.
I shrunk the leather of my boots with the hot air.
Now they don't fit right.
Salt or calcium chloride (ice-melt) can dry out and shrink leather too.
I've ruined many pairs of gloves by getting this stuff on them without even using a dryer.
I don't know if that's such a good idea. I heard that you shouldn't put wet shoes next to a heater (or a hair dryer for that matter) because the sudden change in temperature (and moistness?) supposedly puts a lot of strain on the material. Still, nice instructable :)
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