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5 Ways to Dry Your Wet Shoes Faster

5 Ways to Dry Your Wet Shoes Faster

Walking in wet shoes can be really uncomfortable and unpleasant. That’s why 5-Minute Crafts is presenting you with 5 different ways to dry out your shoes faster so they feel comfortable to walk in as soon as possible.

1. Use a towel.

Start by loosening the laces and opening the shoes as much as possible. Make a roll with your towel and put it inside the shoes. Tighten the laces afterward.

2. Put some newspaper inside.

Scrunch some newspaper and stuff it inside your shoes. Place the shoes indoors in a dry spot. If the newspaper gets wet or mushy, replace it every few hours.

3. Soak the shoes in rice or cat litter.

Pour 1 inch of rice in a plastic bin big enough to hold your shoes. Place the shoes on top of the rice and seal the bin with a lid. The rice will suck the moisture out of the shoes.

4. Put them in front of the fridge.

Fridges have a vent at the bottom, between the bottom of the door and the floor. Put your shoes there and let the warm air that comes out of that vent dry out your shoes.

5. Hook them to a fan

For this, make sure to use a large and sturdy fan. You’ll want to take out the insoles of your shoes and get 2 S-shaped hooks to place on the fan. Afterward, hook the shoes to the fan using the help of the hooks. Maintain about a 9-inch space between the 2 shoes, then turn the fan on high speed and let them sit for 1 to 2 hours.

Note: You can make the S-shaped hooks yourself out of wire.

Bonus: an experimental version for our readers

Put your shoes upside down and hang them in plastic bags like in the picture above. Use the bag’s straps to hold the shoes.

Please note: This article was updated in September 2021 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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