Eh, a Shoe Dryer


A common problem I had, when getting back to the gym to work out, after a previous day of busting my ass, was moist or damp or sweaty shoes and gloves… ewww… So I didn’t do anything about it for a while, just manned up to the moist workout equipment. Then I remembered seeing something like this, that didn’t seem too difficult to construct. Of course, I found some cheap versions, but I set out to do my own little version instead.

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 I might as well throw out a parts list:

  • PC Chassis Fan (got mine here)
  • AC to DC transformer for the fan (I think I used a 9v found at a thrift store)
  • Toggle switch
  • Timer switch
  • Light socket
  • miscellaneous wires

Well, that’s what I used for mine, yours might end up different of course (you don’t really need that timer switch, and that would save you some bucks). It’s a fairly straightforward diagram, but out of laziness I’m not going to draw it up (if you really really want one, ask me :P). Have some pictures.


I thought using longer PVC pipe would allow for drying larger sized boots, if the need ever arose. Turns out I could have probably taken about 3 to 6 inches off the top. But overall I’m happy with the outcome. It works quite well and now my boxing shoes and gloves don’t stay wet and sweaty the next day. Definitely a bonus.

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