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I no longer live in a cold climate. But I grew up in suburban Chicago - so I know from cold, slush and salt.
Those zip up overshoes make complete sense to me. Those silly 'swims' that everyone around here seems to love might be good for a drizzle - but for 'normal' winter conditions including salt and grimy slush they are useless.
Rubber zip up overshoes are great - good protection - easy on and off - stretchy rubber fits over all sorts of shoe shapes. No insulation is about the only drawback. I used to pull heavy wool socks OVER my dress shoes before putting on boots - protected the shoes from scuffing and provided extra insulation.
Isn't it easier to have one pair for outdoors and another one for indoors?
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I used to pull heavy wool socks OVER my dress shoes before putting on boots - protected the shoes from scuffing and provided extra insulation.
Scuffing is a real problem if one wears overshoes. My Swims scuffed the upper part of my leather Barker shoes within a couple of weeks. It sucks.
post #32 of 38
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Isn't it easier to have one pair for outdoors and another one for indoors?
Scuffing is a real problem if one wears overshoes. My Swims scuffed the upper part of my leather Barker shoes within a couple of weeks. It sucks.


Because I have a LOT of dress shoes and would not want to wear the same shoes every day. Thus keeping a pair of shoes at the office, or carrying a pair in a bag to work, is just a hassle.

Much easier to just get dressed for the office at home (including shoes), pull over a sock and put on the boots, remove the boots and sock when you get to work. Easy, peasy If any moisture has gotten through the boot it is absorbed by the sock - which will be dry by lunch time due to the incredibly dry winter time office air.
Edited by Gdot - 11/10/12 at 9:34am
post #33 of 38
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Because I have a LOT of dress shoes and would not want to wear the same shoes every day. Thus keeping a pair of shoes at the office, or carrying a pair in a bag to work, is just a hassle.
Much easier to just get dressed for the office at home (including shoes), pull over a sock and put on the boots, remove the boots and sock when you get to work. Easy, peasy If any moisture has gotten through the boot it is absorbed by the sock - which will be dry by lunch time due to the incredibly dry winter time office air.
I go out of the office several times a day (for lunch or just to take a breath of fresh air). It would be quite a hassle to put a pair of socks over my dress shoes on and then to put overshoes on every time. It is easier to take my dress shoes off and then to put my outdoors shoes on and then go out.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I no longer live in a cold climate. But I grew up in suburban Chicago - so I know from cold, slush and salt.
Those zip up overshoes make complete sense to me. Those silly 'swims' that everyone around here seems to love might be good for a drizzle - but for 'normal' winter conditions including salt and grimy slush they are useless.
Rubber zip up overshoes are great - good protection - easy on and off - stretchy rubber fits over all sorts of shoe shapes. No insulation is about the only drawback. I used to pull heavy wool socks OVER my dress shoes before putting on boots - protected the shoes from scuffing and provided extra insulation.
Isn't it easier to have one pair for outdoors and another one for indoors?
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I used to pull heavy wool socks OVER my dress shoes before putting on boots - protected the shoes from scuffing and provided extra insulation.
Scuffing is a real problem if one wears overshoes. My Swims scuffed the upper part of my leather Barker shoes within a couple of weeks. It sucks.

Never had any problem with Tingley, about $35

 

Or try to find some over shoes/ zip boots that have a cotton/ cloth lining in them.

post #35 of 38
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Never had any problem with Tingley, about $35

Or try to find some over shoes/ zip boots that have a cotton/ cloth lining in them.
The lining of my Swims wore off almost completely within several weeks.
post #36 of 38
If you are commuting via public transit every day the only logical strategy is to wear beater boots to and from work and have 2 or 3 pair of dress shoes at work to change into. This is where colder region inhabitants suffer as inclemant weather alone prevents us from enjoying more options. Every winter you'll see armies of clowns wearing sneakers and thin shoes in the snow and slush. Come out from among them and be ye seperate and wear thy waterproof boots.
post #37 of 38

Or just bring a pair with you in a bag/backpack. Then you can rotate as you like and wear whatever you want at the office, and still have warm dry feet to and from work.

post #38 of 38
get a pair of swims to wear over your nice shoes, take them off as soon as you get inside.
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