Are you tired of coming home at the end of each day in the winter with sopping wet shoes? Do you grow weary of cycling or jogging in the rain, only to gain two tennis shoes full of water? Are you repeatedly mystified by how much dirt collects on your infant’s adorable booties? Do not despair, for your pleas, rants, and prayers have been answered! “How?” you may inquire. Three words: disposable shoe covers.
Yes, you read that correctly. It’s possible to buy protective covers for your shoes, so what are you waiting for? If you still need convincing, here’s a countdown of the top five reasons to use disposable shoe covers, David Letterman style.
#5: Protection from the elements
Anyone who has lived in the Pacific Northwest or another particularly wet climate can moan and groan over the unpleasant feeling of wet shoes and wet socks. Some disposable shoe covers are manufactured with waterproof materials, perfect for those who spend the majority of their lives in rainy weather.
#4: Protection from questionable substances
This reason isn’t just for all the germophobes out there—honestly, who doesn’t feel at least a little perturbed when you get some gross, unidentifiable substance on your shoes? Whether you’re working on the farm or cleaning the house, having covers for your shoes could significantly reduce the gross factor of what you track in with your shoes.
#3: Prevent spreading germs
Do you work in an emergency-room surgery ward? Are you a crime scene investigator? Do you frequently come into contact with blood or other bodily functions of various creatures? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you should probably already have a healthy supply of disposable shoe covers in your possession.
#2: Extending the life of your shoes
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a neat nick who prides herself in keeping her shoes looking clean and fresh. Disposable shoe covers are an easy and cheap way to keep your tennis shoes looking white longer, or your patent leather kicks from getting scuffed up too soon. Just throw away the cover and you’re throwing away potential wear and tear that shortens the “shelf life” of your favorite shoes. It’s genius, right?
#1: You just never know…
Having disposable protection for your shoes just makes sense: it is much cheaper and easier to throw away a protective layer than to have to purchase a new pair of shoes to replace a ruined pair. Disposable shoe covers are a useful investment for you and the whole family; don’t delay, preserve your shoes today!
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