CLEVER FIND: Flip Flops for the Shower
By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
It might just be all those ads for toe nail fungus that have me completely grossed out or, it might be that I’m getting more and more disdainful of public environments in my old age, but I definitely see the public shower is a danger zone. Not meaning to be paranoid or anything, but there is no way of knowing what other people do in the shower. So, yeah…
So, at this time of year, I’m thinking of all the kids heading to college. My oldest included. Most won’t have the luxury of having their own bathroom and will need to share the communal showers. These are notorious germ fests and it’s best to wear sandals while showering to protect feet against mold, fungus & bacteria on wet floors.
The parents of a Freshman college student invented the Showaflops when they saw the state of the showers at their daughter’s dorm. Sure, we can all use regular flip flops in the shower. What makes the Showaflops unique for this purpose is that they are treated with an antimicrobial to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus after prolonged exposure to wet surfaces. The holes in the sole drain out the water and the slip-resistant sole provides more traction on wet surfaces.
Besides the dorm showers, think of the Showaflops for use in any public shower such as the gym, pool & locker room. Have you seen the first episode of “Orange is the New Black“? Yep, there’s a reason that the protagonist, Piper Chapman, concocts a pair of shower sandals out of sanitary napkins to wear to the public shower. And, it’s not just because she’s a yuppie white girl.
Favorite line from one of the super kitschy yet effective Showaflops promo videos is “Don’t let the shower be a contact sport. Wear protection.”
So yeah. Buy Showaflops directly from the website.