Courtesy of Amazon
If you live in a place where the winter brings cold and wet weather, you're probably used to that uncomfortable feeling of soaked shoes and boots after spending time outdoors. Whether it's your hiking boots, running shoes, or your everyday slip-ons, dealing with rain, snow, and everything in between can take a toll on your footwear. That's why a shoe and boot dryer is so handy — just place your shoes on this device and it'll dry and deodorize your footwear in just a few hours.
PEET offers a few different versions of its shoe and boot dryers, including the original, which holds one pair of shoes and another that can hold two pairs. The dryer is impressively easy to use — all you have to do is plug in the machine and place your shoes on top of the tubes. It works by drawing in and warming air through vents on the bottom of the machine, which then rises through the tubes to gently dry your shoes and boots. And since there's no fan, this machine is silent and energy efficient. By drying your footwear, you'll eliminate odor, prevent mold and mildew, and preserve your shoes better over time. And PEET says its dryers can dry shoes, from hiking boots to running shoes to cleats, in three to eight hours.
To buy: PEET Original 2-shoe Electric Shoe and Boot Dryer and Warmer, amazon.com, $45 (originally $50)
Shoppers rave about these gadgets on Amazon's website. In fact, the 2-shoe dryer has over 6,400 five-star reviews. "I'm very glad I bought this boot dryer. I've been using it to dry out my boots after work each day. I didn't realize how much nicer they make your boots feel each day," one reviewer wrote.
Another shopper gave this machine five stars after putting it to good use. "My husband walks up to 17 miles a day in the elements for work and it is so easy for him to put his shoes on the dryer the moment he gets home. I have also noticed a reduction in smell now that he's started drying his shoes every evening. We have have extremely rainy days here lately and his shoes have been dry and ready for him the next morning."
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