Vogue was all in a tizzy of excitement over these "fashionable galoshes". They are said to be "a new trend for smart-thinking dressers to protect their fashionable flats from the elements."
They also theink they are subtle.
From what I've read the founder had used traditional galoshes, for which he got ridiculed. Then he just wore his good shoes and they got ruined. So he invented "Swims" to cover his shoes.
I don't think these are such new news. Didn't they have something like this in the 50's? They may work for men's shoes but they don't look all that subtle or fashionable for me. And they're, um, almost $150.
I have a better solution. Buy $8 pair of Target plastic flats, wear when it rains, bring other shoes with you. Done.
You're going to have to carry around a wet pair of the Swims or a wet pair of flats, what's the difference?
Oh, yeah... it's about $142.