Your choice of running shoes is just as important as the clothes you wear. Here are our tips for wearing running shoes in the rain:
Save your favorite shoes.
If you have more than one pair of running shoes, protect your favorites from the rain. If you have just one, be sure to dry them out once you get back home. Letting your shoes stay wet will shorten their lifespan and cause them to stink.
How to dry your wet running shoes
- Remove the liner inside your shoe so that it can air out and dry faster. Most shoes have a removable sock liner that you can slip in and out.
- Stuff your shoes with newspaper. Crumple up some newspaper or other light paper (not toilet paper!) and stuff it into your wet shoes. The paper will absorb the excess water in your shoes, shortening the drying time and keeping them funk-free. You can also use cotton rags.
- Put your shoes in a place with good airflow. That might be beside a floor vent, in front of a fan, or in a covered outdoor space.
- Remove the paper after a few hours. Once the paper is full of water, there’s no need to leave them in your shoes. Either throw the paper away or dry it out to use it again!