Science: Health: Foot
Spray on foot condom   (+1)  [vote for, against]
NOT what you're thinking, it's to stop warts and other such things, sicko :p

Warts, fungus and other bacteria can be passed simply by walking in the same area as someone else had. In Australia it's easy enough to get such things when walking at a public swimming pool, let alone a gym change room or sauna or similar environment.

Enter the "spray on foot condom" (not a final name, but meh, I aint in marketing ;p). It's similar to the recently developed spray on latex's except that it also contains a mild anti-septic as well in the fluid to reduce chance of infection.

No more thongs! (I think they're called flip-flops or go-aheads overseas?) Just spray this on the soles of your feet and walk about without worry of getting some horrible little growth on your foot because some other unhealthy bugger was too inconsiderate to wear a plaster/band-aid on the wart or sore.
-- Freelancer, Mar 17 2003

Paint On Latex http://www.blowfish...s/liquid_latex.html
One link to paint-on-latex. [Freelancer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Socks-in-a-Can http://www.halfbake...idea/Socks-in-a-Can
Similar idea by [phi_16] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Tough Feet http://www.halfbake...m/idea/Tough_20Feet
The original stick-on sole idea. Not spray-on, though. [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Band-Aid Liquid Bandage
If they can make liquid bandages, why not? [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


Failing the use of this you could always use some of the thousands of pairs of Hobbit feet left over from LotR as a subsitute...

Except then you get hairs in the pool filter.
-- Freelancer, Mar 17 2003

Yup. Apparently there have been spray on condoms (Hm. They could have been paint on, I forget. Not too hard to make it sprayed though) that were invented recently. I thought that the idea was highly dubious but when I heard about someone recently getting a plantar wart I figured this would be a fun but halfbaked idea (since you can just wear shoes)
-- Freelancer, Mar 17 2003

where have you seen spray-on or paint on latex? you could make gloves, too.... I'm thinking rub-on/paint-on dishwashing gloves that don't get nasty...
-- mhh5, Mar 18 2003

Spray on condoms were in a book by Ben Elton. It might have been 'This other Eden'.. not sure.
-- madradish, Mar 18 2003

That reminds me of something I saw recently... <link deleted>
-- FloridaManatee, Mar 18 2003

I would have thought a can of Lysol just as useful and rather easier to use.
-- DrCurry, Mar 18 2003

Lysol would wash off more easily than spray-on latex.
-- 1kester, Mar 18 2003

That might be my point.
-- DrCurry, Mar 18 2003

[DrCurry] It's for use in a number of areas, including wet areas like pools etc.
-- Freelancer, Mar 18 2003

-- yamahito, Mar 18 2003

This is going to be painful for hobbits.
-- pluterday, Mar 18 2003

[pluterday] As in a "If you think pulling bandaids/plasters off a hair arm is painful..." way?
-- Freelancer, Mar 18 2003

[UB]: Faint from blood loss when you're next near a pretty woman?
-- Freelancer, Mar 18 2003

Has anyone thought about the possible environmental implications?! What to do with all of the left-over, potentially wart-infected rubber feet?? Bone!
-- squatch, Mar 19 2003

Paint on latex allows the skin to breath, so there's no worry about causing tissue damage.
-- Freelancer, Mar 19 2003

I saw a TV ad for Band-Aid's Liquid Bandage this morning, it occurs to me the existence of that technology validates your concept here. See link.
-- krelnik, Mar 21 2003

Indeed, that's what the link named "Plasti-Dip" is about.
-- krelnik, Mar 21 2003

>>Paint on latex allows the skin to breath,<<

Says who? If your skin can breathe, then what is keeping the microbial offenders out?
-- fullybaked, Aug 05 2004

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