Use Newspaper To Dry Soaking Wet Shoes Inside And Out

Nobody likes walking around in wet shoes. It's tempting to just toss them in the dryer, but that could result in shrunken shoes and a damaged dryer. Instead, stuff and wrap the outsides with newspaper. It works fast and won't harm your shoes.

For the best results, wrap a few rubber bands around the newspaper to keep them in close contact with the shoes. The newspaper will absorb the water quickly, but depending on how drenched your shoes are, you may need to change the newspaper once or twice. You may want to remove the insole too.

We've shown you other ways to dry wet shoes, and how to keep them safe in a dryer if you must use one, but it's important to note that most manufacturers don't suggest you toss shoes in there — it's bad for the dryer and the shoes. Some dryers have a shoe-drying rack you can put in, but if you're without a dryer, a rack or a lot of time, this method (assuming you have newspaper!) works like a charm.

How to Dry Your Soaking Wet Shoes Faster — Without Shrinking Them in the Dryer [WonderHowTo]


    This is the way my mum taught me when I was about 5. Still use it today. TBH though I thought it was a captain obvious.

      Yep, as a kid my shoes seemed to spend half their life stuffed with newspaper. Then again, I did live in Scotland. You could speed them up even more by putting them in an oven that's been warmed, but turned off and left with the door slightly ajar.

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