The majority of athletes who play outdoor sports rely on cleats to supply much needed traction. Unfortunately, regular outdoor use also means these cleats get dirty every time they are used. They often get wet and need to be washed on a regular basis. Even more unfortunate is the drying time that it takes for a shoe or boot with cleats to be wearable again.
The answer to this problem is easy. The simplest way to dry cleats or gloves is with cleat dryers. Though there are multiple types, all are much quicker than air drying, which can take days. Athletes may need their cleats well before air drying is complete. If they wear wet shoes, they could slip or develop blisters. These safety and health concerns can be avoided when shoes are guaranteed to be dry. Even if there is adequate time between uses for a boot or glove to air dry, doing so can cause bacteria to grow in the moist environment. Heated cleat dryers kill any chance for bacteria to form.