Very cool! I didn’t watch long enough to see if they are washable but if they’re not then you’re going to reuse them so may times they’d be dirtier than your shoes.
Truth is Im done worrying about it. If a client expects me to do it when there are dogs and kids running in and out tracking shit in, then I guess they’re not my client. There are exceptions I suppose but unless it’s a new client who answers the door with no shoes on, or it’s wet outside or my shoes are actually dirty or they specifically ask me, I have all but quit worrying about booties. I’m too old for that crap anymore. Done setting down and picking up 50 lbs worth of stuff twice just to walk through a door, and then going in and out of unfinished areas.
Interesting, but seems gimmicky to me. Looks like they'd be cumbersome when they are on and really only help you with one step which is putting them on... you'd still have to put down your stuff and reach down to take them off.
I still wear show covers all the time in finished homes and use these from ULine. They're waterproof and washable: [Link: uline.com]
Shoe covers are usually a joke because i see guys wearing them out to their truck then back in...But...it gives the client the impression that you care about their home so why not? Comcast guys wear them. The plumber wears them. The high end AV guy should wear them too.
I usually just kick my shoes off at the front door and put them on my moving blanket...even though its the worst thing you can do for your feet and back. At a project in Florida where the house staff was in the double digits they all wore black crocs inside the house. They had a staff mudroom where they would swap out their street shoes for inside shoes. Another installer and I got our own inside shoes...something like these lol
I have a pair of slippers with Thinsulate thermal lining that I carry in my laptop bag.
If I need to take my shoes off then I put those on and keep my feet semi-protected (from bashing my toes on chair legs etc.) and, since most houses I visit these days have wood or stone flooring, more importantly they keep my feet warm!
The soles are easy to wipe clean when needed, and whilst it also saves my clients from being exposed to my socks, it just looks more professional and caring.
What do you mean you wanted it on the other wall - couldn't you have mentioned this when we prewired?
I worked in a house that was a mix of exotic hardwood and rough stone flooring. The homebuilder insisted on everybody taking their shoes off, no shoe covers, socks only. The wood floors in the house would gouge/scratch if you looked at them sideways. It was utterly painful walking/standing on the stone floors. After a couple of days I brought a stylish pair of house shoes to work with me and asked the builder if they were acceptable. He agreed and I spent the rest of the time on that job wearing a pair of back with flames on them house slippers.
Yes, it is an OSHA issue making people work barefoot but this guy did not care.
I wear shoe covers in recently completed unoccupied new homes and gauge their use in finished homes based on what I see the homeowner doing.
I am a trained professional..... Do not attempt this stunt at home.
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