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West Coast Shoe Company: Shoemaker Safedry Shoe 'N Boot Dryer

June 1, 2000
West Coast Shoe Company (Westco) released the Shoemaker Safedry Shoe ‘N Boot Dryer for leather and rubber boots. The dryer’s fan circulates room temperature air through the footwear to dry it overnight or sooner, a safer alternative to placing wet boots over a heat vent, which removes key protective oils and breaks down the collagen fiber that holds leather together and gives it strength. (Westco, Scappoose, Ore.)