How to dry wet running shoes and walking boots

Many of us all been caught out by the rain in the past I'm sure, whether it be running to and from work or having a lovely weekend of walking and hiking in the countryside for it to be ruined by the wet weather.

One of the biggest casualties of this wet weather is that your footwear will probably get incredibly wet and the ability to dry your running shoes, trainers, and walking boots is made much harder in summer if you have traditionally dried your footwear by the radiatior*. (WHICH I might add that at Drysure HQ we do not recommend at all, as it is bad for your footwear but we will address this later in the year when the radiators are beginning to be turned back on. 


For best results we advise the following:

  1. Remove your insoles and custom orthotics if you have them
  2. Simply pop a pair of DRYSURE into your wet running shoe or wet walking boot.
  3. Put them inside in a dry place and they will be dry in as little as 4-6 hours.




DRYSURE dryers are 12x more effective at drying shoes & boots than air drying, plus they have the added bonus of actively reducing bacteria which significantly improves the smell / odour of the shoe. They do not use heat, electricity or batteries to work and because of this they allow you to dry anywhere anytime without having to worry about finding a plug socket or not. 

The fact that they do not use HEAT is so important as artificial heat will damage natural leathers and fibres and reduce their life span which is worth thinking about if you have pair of leather boots like Dubarry, or leather golf shoes like Lambda Golf . 


Depending how wet your shoes are they could take from as little as 4-6 hours to dry out or upto 10 to 12 hours but as soon there is no more moisture to absorb they stop drying and then become the perfect shoe tree and storage companion. 


DRYSURE's will absorb approximately 10 days worth of moisture if used to absorb sweat. You will know when they need reactivating as your shoes and boots won't be dry the next morning. To reactivate it is very simple:

  1. Put them in a dry place on a window sill in direct sunlight - advised if you do this frequently.
  2. Put them on a radiator.
  3. On top of the boiler or in an airing cupboard that is warm and dry.
  4. Or for full reactivation - put them in an oven at 110 degrees celcius or 230 degrees fahrenheit for 1 hour and then leave in dry place for 1 hour to cool down. 

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  • Do not apply heat from hair dryers, radiatiors or open fires as this is incredibly bad for your footwear and will over dry them.

  • If you have been doing a Tough Mudder or another Obstacle Course Race then you will have very muddy and soaked shoes which in the past have been incredibly difficult to clean and dry. The best thing to do is wash all the mud off the shoes and pour/squeeze/soak up and out all of the excess water from the shoe and then pop a fully activated pair of Drysure in the shoe and leave them for approx 12 hours and they should be perfectly dry the next morning.





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One of our stockists, Tallington Lakes Pro Shop, has written a very detailed review of Drysure after using them for 50 days in Vail, Colorado. Here are a couple of key comments from the review:

"After using them for almost 50 days on the mountains I can’t believe how well they have worked at drying my boots over night, at room temperature, and most importantly the odour reduction of my boots. My boots smell fresher after 50 days skiing with Drysure than a week’s skiing with conventional drying."

"For a relatively inexpensive item, that will easily fit in your boots whilst travelling, I will never fly anywhere without my Drysure Boot Dryers again."


Written by Arran - Boot Fitter at Tallington Lake Pro Shop



Awarded "Gear of the Year Award 2017" by 50 Campfires

Drysure Extreme and Active Dryers have been awarded the Gear of The Year Award by 50 CAMPFIRES. 

This is what Nick and the 50 Campfires Team had to say about Drysure:

One of the lessons we learned this year is once you travel with boot/shoe dryers as of your basic essentials kits - you'll never want to be without them again. The difference between pulling on damp, clammy boots or shoes in the morning versus fresh, dry footwear can set the tone for the entire day. And when have limited vacation time, you don't want to risk any.

Drysure works anywhere. You simply put them in your boots and go to bed. in the morning, they've sucked the moisture from your footwear so you'll have happy feet. You stow them and move on to your next location. They are proven to be 12 times more effective than air drying along, while requiring no heat or power source of any kind. Just recharge them in an oven every half dozen dryings or so. They can be reused to dry boots hundreds of times.

In addition to providing the comfort of dry footwear, they extend the life of expensive boots by many times. They work in any kind of footwear from ski boots to hiking boots to trail shoes.... to even your work shoes. That makes Drysure and optimal piece of town to trail gear, which is what we love most!

Click Here to see the article and Gear Of Year Award Magazine


Drysure has been featured in the's 10 Must Have's for 2017/18 Winter here is what they had to say:

Drysure Ski Boot Dryers in a row

"Getting your ski boots dry doesn’t seem to be the problem it was years ago. More and more properties have heated boot rooms and many of them special boot drying racks. But innovators are still coming up with new ideas to get boots dry which can be handy if you find you’re not in a place with good boot driers.  One such great new idea is marketed as ‘Drysure’ a device you drop in to your wet boots where its silica oxide beads get to work and amazingly absorb the moisture. The manufacturers say they’re actually a safer way to dry your boots than heat, especially if you have heat moulded foot beds and shells."

If you would like to see the other 9 Must Haves then here is link to rest of the article - but before you go why not have a look around at the rest of the site.

Click here to see What Makes Drysure Better?

Or Here to see the rest of the article.



DRYSURE - Editors Pick - Flybe Inflight Magazine


Drysure is an eco-friendly boot-and-shoe drying product designed to dry out footwear for people who love outdoor pursuits. It will dry footwear 12 times faster than traditional air drying, and help prevent feet against fungi and bacteria.

There's no need for batteries or electricity and Drysure can be reused multiple times, so is great for the environment. Inside each Drysure are specially-designed silica oxide beads bags which target areas like the toe and heel where sweat and moisture builds up. They are designed to absorb up to 10 days of sweat or moisture before they need reactivating. This is simply done by leaving the Drysures on a warm or hot radiator, putting them on a windowsill in direct sunlight  or removing the outer shell and popping the bead bags in the oven. 

Drysure comes in two designs:

Drysure Active for running, cycling and golf shoes and low ankle walking boots; and

Drysure Extreme for ski, snowboard, wellington and motorbike boots.

Active, £25; Extreme £30

"Trending Tech" by Morzine Source Magazine - Winter 17/18

Drysure boot dryers are amazing. Fact. Not only will they dry out your ski or snowboard boots overnight and make them less stinky, they'll do it all without the need for any electricity! 

Drysure Extreme Boot Dryer have been featured in Morzine's Source Magazine winter 2017 & 2018

These low-bulk contraptions are easy to fir in your suitcase and can be used effectively pretty. much anywhere. But how does it work?

Well, each drier consists of a glossy plastic outer shell that slides easily into your boot and encases a mesh sack of silica gel beads. Silica beads are ultra-absorbent and draw all the moisture out of your liners before stinky bacteria starts to grow, leaving your boots feeling dry the next time you put them on. Each bead sack can absorb unto a week's worth of moisture before it needs to be properly dried out., which can be done on a low temperature in the oven or by leaving them out in the sun. Total genius.

We love them.

To see the online version of Morzine Source Magazine Issue 10 - Winter 17/18 - click here.


Drysure is a start-up brand that makes shoe and boot dryers, using a unique design that allows moisture to be absorbed from your damp or sweaty ski boots twelve times faster than regular air drying.

Whilst most ski boot dryers use batteries or electricity, Drysure has no power source and can be reused over and over again, making the product a more sustainable option compared to alternative ski boot dryers that typically require a power source.

Drysure comes in two designs, “Active” for low ankle footwear like running or cycling shoes and “Extreme” for ski and snowboard boots.

Drysure Extreme can absorb up to 10 days of sweat and moisture before needing to be re-activated, whilst Drysure Active has 7 days, meaning the amount of energy saved creates a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to other ski boot dryers.

Founder of Drysure, James Robbins says, “when developing Drysure, sustainability was a key factor both from a practical side and from an ethical perspective. We all love winter and in creating a product connected with winter sports, it was important for me that Drysure should be sustainable.”

In addition to providing a non-electrical solution to footwear drying, the product provides a hygienic benefit by helping to reduce fungal growth.

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