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07-22-2013, 12:44 AM
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Do you take your foot boards out to dry?

I've heard people say to do this to keep rivets from rusting. Do most guys do this, or no?

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You mean the insoles?

Then yes. I pull them out to dry after every skate.

Used to not do it, and my yellow feet turned green after about half a year. Rivets felt a bit rusty too.

Have no such problems after I got my new skates on top of adopting this new habit.

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Yep I take em out every time and febreeze the **** outta them and my skates.

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Yes. Your skates dry faster.

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hang up all my gear after every game and run a fan to help it dry.

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No, I just pull the skates out of the bag and pull the tongues forward.

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I take them out after every skate.

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It's so easy and prolongs the life of your skates... The question should be why wouldn't you do it?

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It's so easy and prolongs the life of your skates... The question should be why wouldn't you do it?
So you have a good excuse to buy a shiny new pair of skates, earlier than normal?

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not to mention (in the case of superfeet) that when they are properly fitted, they're almost impossible to get out unless you have a tag or something to pull them up with!

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Yeah, mine are molded inserts and kind of a PITA to remove.

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I only started doing this recently. I needed to get about 8 rivets redone over the course of a year. The third time I came back the guy asked me what I do with my skates after I play since he knows I play a ton.


I now take my footbeds out, pull my tongues all the way forward and hang them upside down. They're so much dryer when I have to play the next day and my rivets still look brand new inside the boot.

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I also use Superfeet. I picked up a lace puller to get under the heel portion of the insole in order to pull it out. No excuses, guys!

I don't mean to be preachy, but this goes along with airing/drying your stuff out. We all know how expensive this sport can be, so take the extra minute to pop your insoles out and air out your skates (as well as the rest of your stuff) properly. You will get so much more mileage out of your equipment and avoid the stench that the rest of your teammates have to put up with, but you somehow find humorous.

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Oh yeah, I only place once a week max, so that might make a difference.

Really though, if I played more often, I'd get a boot dryer:



They are cheap and effective. Get a model with a timer or just plug it into a mechanical timer and dry them overnight. Spring for one that blows warm air. Your skates will be dry within hours.

Honestly, I want to get one just for my gloves.

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Oh yeah, I only place once a week max, so that might make a difference.

Really though, if I played more often, I'd get a boot dryer:

They are cheap and effective. Get a model with a timer or just plug it into a mechanical timer and dry them overnight. Spring for one that blows warm air. Your skates will be dry within hours.

Honestly, I want to get one just for my gloves.
Do it! You will not regret it.

I have this one:


I dry my gloves and skates at the same time. 90 minutes, set it and forget it.

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I noticed a lot of sweat/condensation in my skates after a year. (I wear orthotics)

Drilled holes in the bottle of my skates for ventilation and never had a problem after.

Most new skates have vents at the bottom of the sole

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Do it! You will not regret it.

I have this one:


I dry my gloves and skates at the same time. 90 minutes, set it and forget it.
X2! I've got the same dryer. I unlace, pull out foot beds and put them on the dryer after every skate. You can circlulate warm or room temperature air as you please.
Works great for ski boots too.

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Link to this dryer?

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http://www.amazon.com/MaxxDry-Boot-S...rds=shoe+dryer

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Wow. That definitely seems like the one to get based on the reviews.

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I don't. I used to, but not anymore. Don't know why. Don't really care I guess.

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Since I have gotten my new skates, MLX, 6 months ago I have made it a habit to do so. It helps prevent build up of moisture and bacteria. Limiting both help your boots last longer too.

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Take them out, keeps the rivets from rusting for sure and was told to do so by the pro shop I bought the skates from. I don't do the boot dryer though, just place them in a closet filled with dehumidifiers.

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