Prominently placed in the category '??Why didn'??t I invent this?,'? Grace Carter shoe covers are my new favorite thing to grab when it'??s a weathery winter not-so-wonderland outside. Gather '??round, ladies. You are not going to want to miss this. Your shoes will thank you, trust me.
We'??ve all seen men plopping through puddles, not a care in the world as they strut their stuff back and forth. Why don'??t they worry that the raindrops keep falling on their dress shoes? It'??s those shoe covers they have that slip on over dress shoes. I have always wondered why they didn'??t make them for our heels.
They'??ve heard my plea.Grace Carter ShoeCovers are these ingenious super-stretchy water-resistant covers that zip over your classic heel silhouette (read: your wedges and platforms need not apply). Rain and snow don't stand a chance of soaking through these bad girls. They fit over most 2.5- to 5-inch stiletto heels, and I'??ve found that you can push a bit of a stacked shoe but not really more than a ½ to 3/4 inch. The rubber multi-terrain traction of the bottom grips, so you can safely get across ice without wiping out.
And since no two styles are equal, they come in round and pointed toes'??the perfect solution for all those years of transitioning between the two based on what the latest runways tell us is hot. There'??s even a classic ballet flat to help you dance through the puddles (this one actually resembles a cute little wedge bootie).
And forget about sacrificing style for function. They come in a chic black or a leopard print that snarls at bad weather.
A word to the wise--size up. The small fits shoe sizes 5 and 6, medium fits shoe sizes 7 and 8, and large fits shoe sizes 9 and 10. I wear an 8 and use a large. Even that's a bit snug over my shoes. I wouldn'??t wear it over any styles that boast embellishments for fear of them getting ripped off or smooshed. But over smooth shoes, it'??s one smooth move. And I'??m excited to use them over strappy sandals during spring rain storms.
Might I also add that the packaging on these puppies might as well house a pair of Louboutins. Each pair of covers comes with a sturdy keepsake box that resembles wood grain. The lined, water-resistant bag with magnetic closure means that when you put them back in your purse, the slush stays in place.
Grace, my Giuseppe Zanottis gracefully thank you. You've really got this bad weather thing in the bag.
Grace Carter shoe covers are available at Gracecarter.com and at Nordstrom for $59.99-$69.99.
Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines.'?¨
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