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Finding the Proper Shoe Cover for Your Industry

Sometimes it seems like shoe covers are more trouble than they’re worth – they slip, they get caught, and they take time to put on.

But it doesn’t have to be like that.

The Right Shoe Cover for the Right Job

Trying to hammer a screw in with a pipe wrench is a terrible experience. Not because there’s anything wrong with the wrench, or the screw, but because every single tool is wrong for the application.

Grab a screwdriver, or a hammer and nails, and your work will start to flow again. Persist and you’ll not only give yourself a headache, but chances are your work will suffer, and you may end up hurting yourself or others.

What we find with our clients is that often the problem is not shoe covers, it’s the type of shoe cover they’re using. If you have a problem with slips, trips, and falls, you can get a shoe cover that will help you keep clean areas clean, and keep your employees safe and on their feet where they belong.


It can be fun to take a running start and slide the whole way down the hall – or at least it was when you were five years old. However, as someone with a job to do, sliding around on your feet is less fun than it is annoying and dangerous. But, shoe covers don’t have to feel like wearing socks on a clean, linoleum floor. In fact, we have plenty of options that give great grip on hard floors and inside factories where slipping around is not an option.

Fluid Resistance

Not all shoe covers are equal because each industry has its own requirements. Fluid resistance seems like a great attribute for a shoe cover to have – it keeps your feet that much cleaner after all. And for some industries, fluid resistance is critical. If that’s what you need, we have the shoe cover for you. However, sometimes fluid resistance is not required, which means all it does is make an employee’s shoe non-breathable, which in turn makes their feet sweaty, gross, and their morale lower than the floor they’re working on. When choosing boot covers, it’s important to be realistic about what you need, so you can make the best choice for your industry.


Disposable shoe covers are great until you try to use them a second time. Likewise, non-disposable shoe covers get expensive if you just end up throwing them out. Depending on your needs, we can help you decide which type works best for you. Give us a call today to find out what the best shoe cover is for your industry.


‘One size fits all’ often means ‘one size fits all, but poorly.’ That’s why we carry boot covers, not only in a variety of sizes, but covers aimed at workers wearing shoes, and those who require work boots. More than the size of the foot, it’s important to take into consideration what type of footwear workers are using to make sure they have boot or shoe covers that fit their footwear without ripping, tearing or tripping them up as they walk.

Finding the Right Shoe Cover For Your Industry

Shoe covers can be a pain, but they don’t have to be. Find your requirements and match them with your shoe covers and you will find that the pain of shoe covers will disappear. Give Colony Distribution a call today to find the right fit for your industry, keeping your employees happy, safe, and working efficiently for you.

Colony Distribution Inc.