Save Your Sole
All-weather shoe covers for rain and snow
As winter’s deep chill, numbing sleet and slushy sidewalks become increasingly difficult to ignore, we can’t help but wonder about the fate of our most prized possessions: our shoes.
One sole-saving option: Wear our ugliest galoshes everywhere for the next few months. A better one (we think): Invest in a pair of Grace Carter shoe covers.
At first glance these water-resistant slipover booties might look a little blah, but you have to take into account that they enable you to wear your most fabulous heels no matter how awful the weather might be.
The covers fit a variety of toe shapes and heels (2.5 to 5 inches) and--thanks to a back zipper and nonporous four-way stretch fabric--slide over pretty much every style of pump or small bootie. The sole is made from slip-proof rubber grips (you can run in these things--we tried), and when you’re ready to go inside, the covers pack flat inside a tiny pouch. You can even give them a wash, should they become caked in rock salt.
At $90 to $95 a pop, the covers don’t come cheap. But just think of all the money you’ll save on repairing your favorite stilettos.