Disposable Shoe Covers
- Standard Shoe Covers – For carpeted floors and food service areas. Keeps dirt and dust from workspace. Polypropylene. Non-skid bottom. Latex-free.
- Skid Resistant Shoe Covers – Super-sticky laminated polypropylene. Maintain footing on tile and slippery surfaces. Water resistant. Latex-free.
- Water Resistant Shoe Covers – Keep feet dry and areas clean. Carpet cleaners, contractors, cable installers’ choice. Polyethylene. Latex-free.
- No one likes a dirty pair of shoes, or worse yet, wet and muddy feet. That’s where shoe covers come in. Often made of water-resistant materials, these lightweight layers slip on over your shoes to keep them clean and dry so you can avoid bringing messes inside your home after gardening or running quick errands. They’re even used by certain professionals like doctors and dentists to protect shoes from stains. While there is a range of options available on the market, we like disposable styles because they’re hassle-free. Some are even recyclable to reduce waste. Shop some of our favorite options ahead.
- Why Use Shoe Covers? People wear shoe covers for two primary reasons. The first is to keep any dirt, water, germs, and debris from contaminating the room they’re walking into and the other is to protect them from any contaminants that they could pick up from the floor and then transfer elsewhere. To find a good example of why shoe covers are so important, all you have to do is look to healthcare workers. Shoe covers prevent doctors, nurses, and aides from transferring germs between one room to another and contain the dirt and debris brought in from outside. They also protect the doctor’s or nurse’s shoes from coming into contact with any bodily fluids or toxic medications that are found in certain areas of the facility. You can easily see how important this is in an operating room setting or when working with patients who are at risk of infection. Hospitals aren’t the only industry that benefits from disposable shoe covers but they’re a good example of just how simple and effective they are. Another example is a police officer at a crime scene who needs protection from the surrounding and should also prevent bringing in anything from the outside or a plumber. Sometimes, a shoe cover’s primary purpose is to protect the shoe. Other times, it’s a matter of respecting the customer’s property and doing your best not to drag in any dirt or debris when installing their cable or doing repair work. Industrial settings like paint shops and even auto mechanics have been known to require shoe covers, too, since sensitive machines can be damaged by outside dust and debris.