A shoe dryer quite simply is what it says it is, a device which dries shoes. The first designs emerged in 1968 and are patented by George Peet, inventor and patent owner of PEET shoe dryers. Beyond the very basic question of what a shoe dryer is the more important question is who would need a shoe dryer? The answer, anyone.

The PEET shoe dryer functions by generating warm air at the base, circulating that air up their patented tubes to wear the footwear rests upside down on the top of the tube. The top of the tube is designed to circulate the air around the inside of the footwear to produce an even drying effect. This even drying effect has been proven to be safe on virtually all footwear materials including leather, canvas, rubber, vinyl and modern synthetic fabrics without over drying. The danger in over drying one section of the boot or shoe is damage to the boot or shoe, which the PEET shoe dryer guarantees against.

From the original model has sprung a well spring of innovations improving upon the original design. The source of this innovation are the DryPorts, specially designed tubes customized for different types of footwear. Different DryPorts can be plugged into the base unit to effectively dry ski boots, fishing waders, work boots, hiking boots, gym shoes or toddler shoes. Larger base units will allow for two sets of shoes or more to be dried at one time. Other DryPorts are designed to dry gloves and hats as well.

The original PEET shoe dryer plugs into the wall into any standard electrical outlet, but PEET realized that electrical outlets aren't always available. Offshoots of the original include the Propane PEET, perfect for camping, or the Go! PEET, perfect for travel including in cars. This versatility means that you have the option of drying gloves, hats and footwear wherever your travels take you.

To understand the benefits of a PEET shoe dryer it's necessary to understand what moisture does to footwear. Sweat produces odor causing bacteria, and any moisture including sweat that gets trapped in the fabric promotes the growth of mold and mildew causing damage to the footwear, reducing its lifespan. Proper drying of the shoe reduces the presence of odor causing bacteria and reduces the wear and tear of the shoe. In addition, dry footwear reduces the frequency of foot blisters, fungal infections such as athletes foot and some staph infections. This can be a great accessory to go with a pair of snake proof hunting boots.

So it's now down to the more pertinent details of the PEET shoe dryer. Each product starts with a 30-day money back guarantee followed by a 25 year warranty on their made in the USA products. That's what a shoe dryer is made of.