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Rather than covering the entire foot, emergency toe
are cup shaped, completely failing to cover the wearer's
ankles. They are also thin and low quality, rendering them
poor choice for long-term use. However, they offer two
advantages over more traditional galoshes.
The galoshes can be put on the feet more quickly. A
wearer merely slides their toes into the pocket and pulls
band behind their ankles.
2. The galoshes are incredibly portable. The especially
rubber combined with the narrow cup shape mean they can
slid into one another (just like plastic cups), then placed in
jacket pocket. While particularly short galoshes can be
flattened and rolled up, they still aren't quite as portable as
emergency toe galoshes.
The idea behind these galoshes is simple. They are kept in
the wearer's jacket pockets, removed any time the owner
encounters a large, shallow puddle of water or slush. The
owner can then tip-toe across the pond, rendering their
I've found that some streets form incredibly long, wide
puddles between the sidewalk and road, especially when
the sidewalk and the road are slightly raised.
(?) Something like these?
[AusCan531, Feb 19 2014]
No, more somethig like this.
[normzone, Feb 19 2014]
||The thinner these emergency galoshes are, the
faster they will wear out. You will need to carry a
spare pair, and almost certainly you will always
discover a need to start using that spare pair while
halfway across a wide street that has a shallow layer
of water on it....
||I can remember my Dad using something very similar to this decades ago. [linky]
||!!Smack!! "No dear...!" !!Thud!! "They're Emergency Toe Galoshes!" !!Thwack!! "Honest...!"
||You could use a couple plastic bags and rubber bands. Then you wouldn't need to walk on tiptoe. Of course those would lack durability as well.
||With your version, the small part that is in contact with the ground while on tiptoe could be made of slightly thicker rubber without greatly reducing the portability.
||This idea works equally well with high heeled shoes as long as you don't need to keep the heel dry.
||Disappointed there are not 5 per foot.
||If you make those emergency toe galoshes with a custard powder dispenser which automatically turns all puddles in your path into puddles of custard...you'd get my slightly custard-stained bun