I could be wrong but a dryer isn't the same as a dehumidifier. The dryer will only move air around and isn't necessarily enough to dry your skates (if they're so wet). A dehumidifier will remove moisture from the air.
I might have misunderstood this part but a closed container would add to the problem.
Why do people think Grafs are the end all be all of skates? They are not. Graf's quality control is highly suspect and their skates really are no better than anyone else's.
I dunno, in today's market with RBK/CCM/Easton/Bauer... i'd say the old school Graf 700 series are the toughest (not their G35's, 500's or the new composite line)
and they accomodate alot of foots, and have one of the best footbeds in the industry...
their runners and holders are not everyone's favorite though
they're heavy though, and no they won't do anything about moisture
simply put for alot of people, either your feet sweat or they don't... people who have sweaty feet don't know that some people don't have sweaty feet and vice versa, but your doctor can tell you
use oder eaters powder between games, pull out the footbed/insole and put them over a register
they won't smell, and will be bone dry within a couple hours... keep the soaker on them if they aren't too wet, so they can dry too and won't scratch up your wall
as for socks? for me its a must, otherwise I'll chaufe up my foot and it turns into a wet sauna in there... but I just use tube socks, no need for performance socks for me
Graf has it over most other manufacturers for having multiple fits in the same skate as well as longevity of boot stiffness (at the expense of weight).
But it is funny how recently it's been coming up...
Love my Grafs. They are bricks but lock the feet in, give me lots of ankle mobility, and are still as stiff and comfortable as they were two years ago.
see i had the exact opposite experience with my 709, i wore them out in 11 months and ever after about 2 or 3 the leather lost its stiffness. i also dont like the inside padding as i find it wears out quite quickly