Shoe drying trick

I love Stuffits cedar stuffed shoe dryers, but sometimes I’m in a hurry and need to use a clothes dryer. Here’s a variation of a trick I learned from Noah in Kansas City several years ago.

A trick to prevent the loud thumpity thump of shoes in a clothes dryer is to hang the shoes inside the dryer door by hanging the shoe laces outside of the door. You tie the shoe laces into a knot to keep the shoe from dropping down. Noah shows how it’s done here.

What if your cycling shoes use straps instead of shoe laces? I used a small skirt hanger and clipped the straps to that, like so.


Drying shoes

Close the dryer door onto the straps so that hanger hangs outside of the dryer, while the shoes sit inside.


Drying shoes

This is an expensive way to dry shoes — I normally stuff paper into the shoes — but it gets the job done quickly.

8 Comments

  • BlastRadius
    February 22, 2011 - 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I just point a desk fan at the shoes. Dries them I’m just a few hours.

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  • February 22, 2011 - 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Right, same with other methods, but this is the “I’m in a hurry and need dry shoes in 20 minutes” method.

  • February 22, 2011 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

    i used to just put them on top of my giant 21 inch sun monitor at work.
    i miss that monitor when it rains….

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  • Clever-title
    March 1, 2011 - 4:20 am | Permalink

    Don’t you get dirt in the dryer from your shoes? I’m never able to get my shoes completely clean.

  • March 1, 2011 - 5:45 pm | Permalink

    In this case, the shoes aren’t that dirty, just wet.

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