Wet boots, I shudder just thinking about it. As someone who spends a lot of, the day wearing boots, one of my main priorities is to keep them dry. I’ve experimented with a lot of tricks just for this purpose before finding the best solutions and now I want to do the selfless deed and share my experience with you.
Sun dry your boots
This is perhaps the easiest and the most effective way to do it if the weather goes your way. The sun rays will dry out your boots and kill the bacteria in them too. However, I know that this is not the best option if you are in a hurry.
Dry with a towel or newspaper
Out of all the tips, this one may be the most complicated, but it’s best one if you have really sensitive shoes and don’t want to damage them in any way. First, you have to clean and remove laces from your boots then fill the inside and wrap the outside with either a towel or newspaper. After a while, replace the towel or newspaper with dry ones to speed up the process.
Get a boot dryer
To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about them, but a boot dryer is now one of my most valuable possessions. They use the appropriate combination of heat and air circulation to dry the boots efficiently.
There are a lot of options to choose from, just make sure to do a proper research in order to get the best one for your needs.
Try with a fan
First, you have to make sure that your fan is strong enough to hold the weight of your boots without tipping over. Take an S-shaped hook or make one with a wire and attach the boots to the top of the fan, turn it up and leave your boots to dry.
What to avoid?
It’s one of the things that most of the people automatically do, but don’t dry the boots on heaters, campfires, stoves or any other direct source of heat. This can melt the glue off your boots and potentially render them useless.
If one of these is your only option at the moment, make sure that the boots are far enough not to get damaged. Also, always dry the insides first and make sure the boots are clean and without laces before drying them.
If you follow these tips or at least just some of them, I’m sure that you will get the most out of your working or everyday boots and keep your feet dry and warm throughout the day.