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How to Dry Your Cycling Shoes Quickly

 Wet shoes can take a long time to dry on their own, so having a quick and cunning solution to speed things up is invaluable when you don't have another pair – or just don't have the time.

How to Dry Your Cycling Shoes Quickly

1-First and probably most important, get rid of whatever you can.

  • If your shoes are drenched to the point of puddles, throw them out. Then remove the footbeds and place them on a drying rack. They should dry quickly, but just in case, set them on newspaper in front of a vent, whether it's a heater, air conditioner, or dehumidifier. To expose as much of the shoe as possible, open all of the buckles, straps, and tongues.

 2- Use the old newspaper 

  • You can use old newspapers to dry your shoes. Because you will be changing the newspaper several times, you should have a large supply on hand. You can dry out the newspapers and reuse them if you're cheap and lazy. Once the shoe is completely open, stuff as much newspaper as you can inside it. It may absorb a lot of water in a short amount of time. The first round of newspaper should take no more than 20 to 30 minutes. The newspaper will have soaked through if the shoes are particularly damp. Following that, you can space out the new newspaper intervals. Try an hour, two hours, and finally an overnight shift. Your shoes will be entirely dry and ready when you wake up in the morning.

Accelerate the Drying

  • When your shoes are drying, do not store them in a damp basement or garage. To enhance drying possibilities, bring them upstairs to a well-ventilated and dryer place. It's a plus if you have a fan, heat or air vent, dehumidifier, or a breezy window. However, make sure to keep the newspapers in them. You'll benefit from the drying effects both inside and out.
  • While newsprint is excellent at absorbing moisture, a desiccant is far more so. Silica gel is the best, and you can get it for roughly £10 per kg online. Some cat litters, on the other hand, contain silica gel and are more widely available – we paid £3 for a 3.8-liter bag of Cat Litter Crystals from Wilko. To use the desiccant, fill an old pair of socks with about four inches of desiccant and tie a knot at the end. Fill your shoes with this drying sausage at night, and they'll be dry and aromatic the next morning.
  • If you have one, in front of the fire. But not on top of the heater/stove, and a considerable distance away from the heat source, or you'll end up with melted shoes at best, and a charcoal crater where your house used to be at worst. They should be propped up so that they are parallel to the heat source.
  • The Active Shoe Drier from Drysure is essentially a commercial version of our homemade sock, which employs silica gel technology and includes a J-shaped plastic cage that fits comfortably in your shoes. The silica sacks come in a variety of colors and can be revived by gently heating them in the oven. 
  • Husqvarna Boot Dryers are a great way to speed up the drying process. These are heated elements in the shape of cigars that are powered by the mains.  albeit you'll need a shaver converter for the two-pin connection 
  • Therm-ic Dryer  is a little heater that pumps hot air into your shoes. The adjustable hoses will fit all shoe kinds and sizes, and it will dry moist shoes or gloves in a few of hours. The best part is that it is entirely silent.

Clean Your Shoes

  • Your shoes are likely to be soiled with road grime after a wet and muddy ride. Make sure they're clean both visually and functionally. With a scrub brush, do this in a sink while they're still wet. It's fine if you use a little water because they're already damp. All of that filth becomes trapped in the buckles and straps, causing them to malfunction and wear out faster. After you've washed your shoes, make sure they're completely dry.