About drying neoprene boots

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Esprise Me

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I use a similar product. My boots are 3 years old, I've used the boot dryer on them probably ~100 times, and they're fine.

ETA: This is the one I have: Dr. Prepare Boot Dryer Shoe Dryer, Glove Dryer & Boot Warmer with Heat Blower, Portable Adjustable Rack and Timer, Folding Design & Quick Drying for Shoes, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Ski Boots I usually set the timer to 30 minutes, and then check the insides and give them another 5 minutes if needed. On a typical day in California, 30 minutes does the job, but sometimes if it's cold they need a little more time.
 
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I use a similar product. My boots are 3 years old, I've used the boot dryer on them probably ~100 times, and they're fine.

ETA: This is the one I have: Dr. Prepare Boot Dryer Shoe Dryer, Glove Dryer & Boot Warmer with Heat Blower, Portable Adjustable Rack and Timer, Folding Design & Quick Drying for Shoes, Gloves, Hats, Socks, Ski Boots I usually set the timer to 30 minutes, and then check the insides and give them another 5 minutes if needed. On a typical day in California, 30 minutes does the job, but sometimes if it's cold they need a little more time.
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I turn my Mares Classic 5mm boots inside out. Set them in the sun if possible. The UV helps kill bacteria and if it degrades the neoprene I do not care because wet goods of this sort including wetsuits are a wear item and they get replaced in due course.

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Nothing beat newspaper. Changed it everyday and the wet paper can be used again after drying(naturally).
Same treatment to my trekking/walking boots.
 

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I like to apply nondeterministic qunatum rules to my diving boots.
As long as I don't smell them I can't be sure if there is a sentient fungus living in them, so now I no longer worry about how dry they are.
Mine stink. Currently soaking in water and baking soda. Usually stuff them with paper towels and change every other day until dry.
 

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I built a boot dryer with 2" PVC pipe and a low wattage blow dryer and then run it on the low setting. I made it so I can put both mine and my wife's boots on it at the same time. Works great.
 

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I use Gear Aid Revivex Odor Eliminator for all of my neoprene. It’s the same stuff that used to be McNett Mirazyme. Been using it for years and swear by it. It simply works. I soak my neoprene in it overnight after a trip and let it air dry. No stink. Ever.

GEAR AID Revivex Odor Eliminator, All-Natural Formula for Tents, Footwear and Sports Gear, 10 fl oz
 

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Here is what I use: Peet Boot dryer

 

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At home after a trip they get a good clean and rinse then a section of PVC pipe to hold open and placed in front of a small fan. Works wonderfully.

On trips they rarely have time to dry between dives and I don’t even try.
 
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