How to quickly dry wet sneakers?
I stepped in a deep puddle and now both of my sneakers are thoroughly wet. I've tried opening them up to let them air dry, but this takes far too long. I'm also afraid to put them into the clothes dryer (for the sake of both the pair of shoes and the dryer itself)
How can I dry them out quickly to wear again?
(Sneakers = trainers for you English)
@zach Even if I were convinced there would be no adverse effects on the sneakers, they are ***far*** too dirty for the sake of the dryer.
Related (duplicate?): http://lifehacks.stackexchange.com/q/132/59 ( *IMO, that should be closed as a dupe of this, as this one is much broader* )
@Zach They're just dirty from normal use over the past few years; not necessarily from the puddle.
You could try to fill it with paper (e.g. newspaper), then you could put them in front of blower. If the paper gets wet, replace it (or use the fan if you have one).
This has an added advantage that the paper helps the shoes keep their form and size as they dry. Otherwise, I eventually see some shrinkage (e.g., in my running shoes).