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Are your shoes wet? Got caught out in the rain while on a run? Here's how to make it all better!
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Step 1: Take Your Shoes Off

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For some reason, they dry better that way.

Step 2: Get a Towel

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Loosen the laces of the shoes so that the tongue can be lifted up rather high.

Step 3: Roll Your Towel

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Just roll it up.

Step 4: Cram it!

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Cram the ends of the towel into each shoe. Raising the tongue will let you get the towel all the way down to the toes.

Step 5: Tighten and Wait

Tighten the laces and tongue down onto the towel so that it may dry out also. Tightening also keeps the shoes from getting all blown out and screwed up.

It might work better with one of those SuperChamois things they've been selling on TV, but this works just fine!

Krystal_111 year ago

Sprinkling a little baking soda all over them works as well (or at least it works for my extremely sweaty cleats)

Thanks! This is a great tip.
I guess it's not a good idea to put wet shoes in the dryer?
schumi232 years ago
Hmm... if you do nothing else to the shoes, I think keeping them on might actully make them dry quicker... cause our foot would cause heat... though youwould have disconfort over the day... :)
Xyyme3 years ago
I know this comment isn't useful, but hey, it'll give someone a laugh I hope. Anyways, when I looked at this, I didn't see the Next Step button...so I thought the only step was to take your shoes off, especially with you saying "For some reason, they dry better that way." XD I died
mcfiz5 years ago
They actually make Dryers specifically for drying your Shoes/boots. There is a company called DryGuy that has a pretty good variety of stuff to choose from. Everything from portable dryers that plug into your car, to shoe racks that you can mount on the wall that will dry your shoes. Everything they make is designed to be safe for expensive shoes/boots (wont ruin them,). Go to www.dryguy.net . I have the Widebody, and I absolutely love it.
thylacine6 years ago
When I was living in Ireland, I learned a similar technique, cramming newspaper into the shoes instead of a towel. The first step was to remove the insole, if possible. Then you would cram regular old newspaper into your shoes tightly. The newspaper would wick out the moisture. You would need to change out the paper at least once or twice, but it was very effective. And since it does tend to rain over there quite a bit, it sure helped to have a trick to help dry out your shoes.
dchall86 years ago
Another way is to put them in front of an electric fan.
pingeee6 years ago
Tissue paper also works well. It's faster than newspaper but you have to use a lot of it...
sdallesasse6 years ago
Another way is to assemble a device made from 1 1/2" to 2" PVC pipe and a bottom vented box with a small heating coil that increases the temperature of the air inside the box and causes a gentle warm airflow to move up the pipe and into the shoes that are slipped over the end of each pipe. Or you could just buy a device that I just described for around $20 US at a sporting goods store, but that wouldn't be as much fun!
A trick I use is to wear them. Shoes and boots dry faster when you wear them. Me and a few people got caught in a rain storm. I left my boots on and they switched theirs out. after 3 hours mine were dry. Theirs didnt dry until two days later. Just change your socks and powder your feet so you dont get trench foot.
Brennn106 years ago
Another trick I use is newspaper. I roll up newspaper, stick it inside the shoe, around the shoe, and anywhere touching the shoe. Newspaper soaks up the moisture very well. After a few hours, replace the newspaper, until the shoes are dry. It is an awesome way to give a new use to your recycled newspapers.
I also use newspaper.