DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

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.

DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

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.

DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

The ready variant may look like this…

DIY Boot Dryer

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

DIY Boot Dryer

DIY Boot Dryer

And this is the variant for high women’s boots!

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6 thoughts on “DIY Boot Dryer”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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