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Fear no slush: Salt Lake designer saves stilettos with foul weather shoe covers

Published February 17, 2012 8:25 am

Style • SLC company wins award for stylish galoshes.
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Salt Lake City-based Grace Carter Design found a niche in an unlikely market—galoshes (though they prefer the term "Stylish ShoeCovers")—and their fashionable snow/rain/muck boots have won an international award.

"Travel + Leisure" magazine named the ShoeCovers "Best Travel Accessory 2012" in its annual Design Awards issue http://bit.ly/A38a2W . The stretchy galoshes are designed for in-town expeditions with a weather-resistant fabric that allows the cover to conform to classic shoe silhouettes from ballet flats to stiletto heels. They cost about $88, which isn't bad if the save a $400 pair of pumps and a case of frostbite.

Grace Carter CEO Deborah Haslam says she was determined to find a stylish way to protect her shoes after ruining yet another pair in a snowstorm.

The Stylish ShoeCover will be honored in March at the 2012 T + L Design Awards ceremony in Berlin. http://www.gracecarter.com/