Dry Sneakers

Mandatory Hacks: The Genius Way to Finally Dry Sneakers Without Having Them Bang Around

Welcome to Mandatory Hacks, where sometimes we actually show you something that can truly improve your life. This week, TikTok user @sidneyraz debuts a shoe drying hack that will definitely change your life. According to Sidney, there’s definitely a better way to dry sneakers than putting them in the dryer or leaving them in the sun (The sun? What sun this time of year?). And, to be honest, this is one of the best hacks that will actually improve not only your life, and save you time, but it’s also better for your shoes. Especially, if you spend a ton of money on them and want them to last.

Image: @sidneyraz (TikTok)

What You’ll Need:

  • Disgusting Shoes
  • A Washing Machine
  • A Dryer

First, you need to clean the outside of your shoes. Some people will simply drop them in the washer. Some people will scrub them. Just make sure they’ve been cleaned well enough that you would dry them. In case you don’t know what this means, putting a barely cleaned sneaker in the dryer will lock in tough dirt and stains. So, like, clean it.

Once it’s clean, you’re going to tie the laces together like you did in high school, when you needed to bring sneakers for PE. Once the laces of the right shoe are tied to the left shoe, you hold the bow where the shoes are connected and open the dyer door. Then shut the door with the bow of the laces sticking out so that your shoes are hanging in the dryer by the shoestrings.

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Finally, turn on the dryer and go about your business. This will dry shoes without banging up the dryer so the door constantly opens. It will also prevent your clothes from getting kicked around by shoes. It’s a win-win for anyone who likes to look fresh as hell with barely any work on your part.


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