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Old 01-12-2010, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I searched but couldn't find a thread for this. What's the best way to dry your boots? I have Fusion series Salomon's so the liners are sewn into the boot and aren't removeable. What do you guys to help dry boots?
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Hey, I searched but couldn't find a thread for this. What's the best way to dry your boots? I have Fusion series Salomon's so the liners are sewn into the boot and aren't removeable. What do you guys to help dry boots?
you can get electric dryers that u can plug into your car lighter or you can use in your home.

something like this. there's different brands, google is your friend

http://www.buckmans.com/store/view-i...px?ItemID=9515
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put them in front of the fireplace when you get home from a day on the slopes. If you don't have access to a fireplace, put them in front of a forced-air heat vent overnight. That usually does the trick. If you use radiant heat, you're pretty much effed in the A, unless you get those plug-in boot dryers.
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well if you have forced air heat in the house use that, stick them in front of the register

or a boot dryer like he mentioned above
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old news papers or bags of rice ... they help absorb moisture
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Boot dryers are nice and the best way to get the moisture out. My friend just made a boot dryer using a hair dryer and PVC pipe. He used pipe that the dryer nozzle fit into snugly. Then a T junction with pipes coming off of it to two more t junctions at either end. He then capped them and drilled a bunch of small holes in the caps (not sure if you need this step or not) on either end. That way you can dry boots and gloves at the same time. Just remember to set the hair dryer to cool (no heat) so you don't burn your place down. Seemed pretty effective. The only reason he did this is that he's gone through 2 commercially bought dryers a season and was sick of the returns.

Tognar has some decent to great dryers on their site. I don't think my friend tried any of these. The floor model looks like a great one if you don't need portability.
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thanks for all the responses guys! i've tried using the hairdryer on my old boots, but i felt like the just steamed the boots on the inside and couldn't get the moisture out of the boot. I'm going on a trip soon and will be riding a couple days straight, so i will probably try putting a fan on it over night like snowolf said, as he's been a big help to me before.
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My feet sweat so to help with these issues, I spray Right Guard antiperspirant on my feet in the morning. It drastically reduces the moisture in the boot. My feet stay dry and warmer and there is no stinky feet problem.
So glad I found this thread. I was just wondering about drying out my new boots and how to avoid them stinking the best. I think you gave me the perfect answer right here. Preventative measures. I will be buying some Antiperspirant spray before my next trip.
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I've been using a serius boot dryer, but it just broke the other day. Think I could fix it if I could manage to open it.

It worked okay, but the quality was very poor so I'm a bit hestitant to get another dryer regardless of the brand.

A dryer is nice to have, but you only really need it if you go on consecutive days.
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I just dry them in the motel heater, or the floor vents of the car. I feel sorry for whoever has to share the motel room or the car, since my old pair of boots are decidedly aromatic, to put it nicely. Then there are the days when I hop on a train after riding, and my stuff just stays wet for the better part of 7-8 hours.

I've also tried the newspaper trick, but my boots are usually pretty wet after riding, and drying them over heat seems to work better.
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