How to dry your running shoes

The past few weeks has been rather rainy. As such, I have been dealing with wet waterlogged shoes quit often recently. There is nothing worse than putting a pair of damp shoes on the next day. But have no fear – if you follow these simple steps – your favorite pair of treads will be ready to hit the pavement with you by morning.

Just as an FYI – 2 weeks ago I ran in my old shoes. They got waterlogged. Because they were my old shoes (and I was lazy) I did not perform these steps. Two days later I ran in my new shoes. It rained. They got waterlogged. I dried them with newspaper as outlined here. The next morning my new shoes were good to go. The old shoes were still damp 3 days later…and they smelled horrible!The newspaper is not only for rain – if you sweat a lot (you cannot see it, but I am pointing at myself) – you can also use this “trick” to help sop up the sweat (how’s that for mental imagery?) and keep them smelling good (good may be pushing it…’less bad’ is more like it). I usually only have to use 1 round of newspaper if they are wet because of sweat.

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