How to Dry Cycling Shoes

How to Dry Cycling Shoes
Most cycling shoes are built to withstand water and moisture. In addition to the road conditions and elements that can soak a shoe on any given day, the amount of sweat poured into these shoes with each trip can make drying shoes a continual hassle. Biking shoes must be handled with care, since most are made of synthetic materials that can warp at high temperatures. Whether you've just washed your shoes or need to dry them out after a long day on the road, you can easily dry them overnight.


Difficulty: Easy

Step 1
Loosen the laces or Velcro straps on your shoes, and pull the tongue out to provide as much airflow as possible.
Step 2
Stuff newspapers into your cycling shoes. Newspaper will soak up the moisture when kept in overnight.
Step 3
Add a scented dryer sheet to the inside of each shoe, if you are concerned about odor.
Step 4
Leave your biking shoes out in a dry, well-ventilated area overnight. If they are completely soaked, direct wind from a fan on them.

Tips & Warnings

Check the label of your cycling shoes before putting them in a dryer. Most are hand-wash only, implying they aren't made to withstand a tumble in a dryer. Dryers are often too hot for biking shoes as well.

Article Written By Jonathan Croswell

Jonathan Croswell has spent more than five years writing and editing for a number of newspapers and online publications, including the "Omaha World-Herald" and "New York Newsday." Croswell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Nebraska and is currently pursuing a Master's of Health and Exercise Science at Portland State University.

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