6 DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

Posted on December 9, 2012 by team


If you are tired of wet boots you can actually make a boot dryer yourself.

You probably know that leather shoes and boots should not dry at the heating devices. They should dry at room temperature. So we are not going to heat, we are going to ventilate.

What can be boots ventilated by from inside? With low-power fans. CPU cooler ones are perfect for that! If you don’t have any, they are quite cheap. By the way, some are even illuminated.

Those we are going to use have power of 12 volts.

They are a bit different, but it doesn’t matter.

Now we need a suitable power supply unit. Then we connect all the stuff anf check if it works in the way we need.

Now we are making the very construction of the dryer. It should consist of canals supplying air flow from the fans to the inside of the boots. The water plastic pipes with rubber seals are a perfect choice. They are available in different sizes and cheap.

Then we mount the fans in the pipes making necessary symmetric holes. The whole construction should be tight.

Adapters should be connected now to be more convenient for placing in the boots.

Then we insert ready turbines with fans. Excess wires are to be cut off.

The ready variant may look like this…

Or like this – this one is more safe if you have pets or kids.

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6 Responses to “DIY Boot Dryer”

  1. cockatrice says:

    Pretty darn cool actually!

  2. Jane says:

    HM. Regular DIY crap makes me laugh, but this seems to be really practical.

  3. gfhgrh says:

    this power supply hat an output of 12V AC!
    i don’t think thats really healthy for this computer fans that wand 12V DC!

  4. Jewels Vern says:

    Stuffing boots and gloves with newspapers does the same thing for free.

  5. Fred Johnson says:

    The fans must be 12V AC or they would not work. It would “average” out to zero volts.
    Unless somehow, the internals of the fans, are rectifying it, to pulsing DC. Then they would work, but not as well as using a DC wall wart.

    Good observation though.

    Yeah, newspaper works, but not as well. This would get the inside really dry, helps combat stink foot too by now allowing the bacteria to grow well. So this is a good thing if you have stinky feet, and not just wet boots.

  6. Mummeli says:

    And similar systems, commercially made, you can buy with a few bucks these days. Dont know which is cheaper nowadays, making your own, or buy one from the shop.

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