How to dry shoes overnight [7 easy methods to dry footwear quickly]

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Drying shoes overnight is one of the most popular methods for drying wet shoes. It’s very simple, all you need to do is place your wet pair on a towel and then cover them with another towel. The towels will absorb the moisture from your shoes while they are left in an area where air can circulate around them. This method works best if you have time to leave your shoes out overnight, but it does work well for those who don’t want to wait that long as well.
You may be wondering why this method has become so popular when there are other options available such as using a clothes dryer or hanging up the shoe outside in direct sunlight?

Fastest Way To Dry Shoes: Pick Your Method

1. Using cloths.

Using cloths has always been the safest bet. However, it is not as simple as how people think it to be. You have to remember that water can seep into difficult places that are not visible. Use old towels or flannel sheets that are comfortable to use and are thick enough so that water will stay on them even if you step on them with wet shoes. Clothes dryers need not be used because warm air may damage the material of shoe insoles or decorations, leading to discoloration or peeling off of the surface.

2. Using a fan.

First, remove loose dirt by brushing your shoes thoroughly with a soft brush or an old toothbrush so as to prevent the dirt from scratching other surfaces while being blown away by the wind from a fan. Place the shoes on absorbent towels and air them dry overnight. This is better if you have an exhaust or window-operated fan because it will blow off moisture faster, eliminating chances of mildewing your shoes before morning comes.

3. Using paper.

Another way to use paper is to stuff the shoes in two or more layers of newspaper with a few crunched up balls of aluminum foil in between so that water does not seep through the spaces in-between when packing them tightly just like when you pack clothes when you travel for a long time. The idea behind this method is similar to how people pack their bags in order to prevent wrinkles just before they leave for a trip or vacation during the summer or spring months.

4. Using shoe dryer.

Shoe dryers are best used for shoes that have already been dried using the first two methods but must be applied again to eliminate bad odor and completely dry shoes before storing them in a closet or drawer, especially after they’ve been exposed to rain during trips or jaunts outdoors.

5. Refrigerator.

Refrigerators provide an ideal environment for water molecules to evaporate because of its low temperature (about 41 degrees Fahrenheit). This allows the material of the shoe insoles or outsoles to relax more making it easier for water to escape through tiny pores on the surface of these materials. This process may take about 24 hours which is why you need not worry about the shoes’ shape and size. It is best done with waterproof, lightweight boots. However, it is important not to place the shoes in a refrigerator for more than 24 hours because prolonged exposure may affect the material of insoles or decoration making it susceptible to ripping and tearing when used again.

6. Rice.

Another way to dry your favorite pair of footwear overnight without damaging them is by placing them in a container filled with uncooked white rice (i.e., non-glutinous variety). Once you’ve decided that they are already fully saturated with water, take them out of the container and air dry using any one of the methods mentioned above before wearing them again the next day. The rice will absorb excess moisture from inside and outside the shoes and provide enough time for them to dry overnight.

7. Clothes Dryer.

Shoes can be dried using a clothes dryer but you have to make sure that it is at a low setting or air-only cycle because the high heat from the machine could damage the material of shoe insoles or outsoles, leading to discoloration or peeling off of the surface when exposed to friction while walking outdoors. Dryers can also produce a lot of noise which is why this method should not be used if you are a light sleeper, especially during stormy nights.

The methods mentioned above will work if done patiently and carefully without rushing any step in order to prevent water damage from seeping into the material of your favorite footwear. Just remember that whatever method you choose, it is best to air dry your footwear overnight before using them again the next day. This will guarantee absolute protection of your favorite pair of shoes from water damage which can be prevented by following these easy steps.


Conclusion paragraph:

The best way to dry shoes is by suspending them from a clothesline or drying rack. You can also place your shoes on top of the radiator, as this will provide heat and air circulation that will help the process along. If you don’t have either of those options available to you, try putting newspaper in between each pair before placing them inside an oven with the door propped open slightly. This last option should only be used for Ikea shoe storage units because it could damage other types of footwear over time.

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