This time of year promises many things but perhaps one above the rest: soggy shoes.
Whether it’s snow, rain or some unfortunate combination of both, the season’s range of precipitation is sure to leave your feet wet and cold. You could try tossing your sneakers in the dryer or let them air dry at your own peril. Or you could get Seirus’ Boot Toasters, two small electric heaters that safely warm and dry a range of footwear — from gym shoes to ski boots.
Using the device is easy. Just plug it into an outlet and place one drying element in each foot bed. Shoes will warm within an hour and will dry overnight. The heat stays low and steady, so it’s safe and won’t damage the lining of your footwear. The Toasters are also quiet while running (unlike some larger shoe heaters) and are compact, so they can easily be packed up for any trip. You can also use it after a grueling workout to keep your shoes sweat- and odor-free.
Available at multiple online retailers, including REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Check out a list of local stores at www.seirus.com. Price is $25.