Ask RIDE…How do I deal with wet shoes?

Hey Guys,

It’s rained for four days and I am over putting my feet in wet shoes. What can I do?


Geoff, Turramurra

P.S. Good option putting Goss on last issue’s cover!

Hey Geoff,

Thanks for the question. There is almost nothing as disheartening as going to the effort of waking up, getting prepared and then, just as you are about to ride, putting your feet in cold and damp shoes. There are plenty of ways to keep your shoes dry from day to day and here is my solution to the problem.

As soon as you get home, take the inner sole out of the shoe and tip out any excess water. The inner sole will dry quite quickly so you can just grab a towel and to soak up some of the moisture. You can then wrap them both up separately in newspaper.


Depending on how wet the shoe is I might give it a once-over with a hand towel to dry it a bit and then stuff the shoe with newspaper. The paper will soak the moisture up over night, but before you go to bed, it could be worth replacing the soggy stuff with new paper.


Also, don’t forget to wipe down the outside of your shoe to keep it in nice condition before the grime has a chance to dry.


Thanks for reading,


John is the Office Assistant in the RIDE office.

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