Overview of DryGuy Force Dry Shoe Dryer:
The DryGuy Force Dry Shoe Dryer (say that three times fast) is a great way to extend the life of your shoes. It’s a compact, forced air shoe dryer that works well in drying shoes safely and fast! I’m a big fan of this shoe dryer for a lot of reasons, but mostly because it extends the life of my running shoes.
The DryGuy Force Dry Shoe Dryer works exactly as advertised
- Simple to use: extend the arms, plug it in, turn it on, place your wet shoes on the drying ports, set the timer, walk away. Any excess water will roll down the channels safely.
It’s great when products are simple to use and the DryGuy is one of these products
- Built-in timer: there is a simple turn dial auto-timer that allows you to set it and forget it. Very handy for drying shoes overnight.
- Extends the life of your shoes: I’m a big believer in rinsing the dirt out of the uppers of shoes so they don’t break down prematurely. Not rinsing the dirt out of the uppers can cause a sandpaper effect over time and cause premature breakdown I’m convinced. In addition to rinsing out the dirt rinsing out the sweat reduces potential bacteria growth which prematurely break down shoes as well. The problem by constantly soaking your shoes is they can take 1-2 full days to dry unless you speed up the process. This is where a product like the DryGuy Shoe Dryer comes in.
- Versatile: no surprise this works equally well for wet boots and other footwear. With extendable, articulating drying ports you have options for using this shoe dryer.
- Compact: the drying ports fold flat when not in use and the entire product is really compact for easy storing.
- The value: at $50 (and often less online) it’s a solid value. Sure, you can stuff your shoes with newspapers and that works pretty well honestly but I think this product works even better.
What could be improved?
- Quasi-locking effect on the articulating drying ports. The drying ports require a little extra effort to rotate from the ‘down’ to the ‘up’ position and vice-versa. Sometimes I feel like I am about to break them by applying too much pressure on the drying ports. It would be nice if they rotated with a little less effort.
Should you purchase?
So, the $50 question – should you purchase the DryGuy Force Dry Shoe Dryer?
In a word, yes. It’s a solid value with a lot of utility since you can use it nearly every day. No gimmicks here – this thing works exactly as expected.
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Meet Your Reviewer: Ben Zuehlsdorf
I am an avid running gear junkie. When I’m not smelling new shoes I’m usually running or racing around the local trails in Marin County, California or talking shop with the San Francisco Running Company community of friends. I was once a road marathoner but now have transitioned almost exclusively to the trails and racing ultras the last few years.
Disclaimer: This producct was provided to URP/Ben for testing purposes. All words and thoughts are ours and no compensation was offered or received.