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PYSIS: Galoshes of spring fashion

PYSIS boots protect your designer footwear in style
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Only twice in my life have I seen galoshes; both during my childhood years. My father wore them over his dress shoes to work, and Fred Rogers of “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood,” would routinely dress and undress his outerwear at the beginning and end of his show, including his galoshes. Basically, I’ve only associated galoshes, defined as a type of rubber boot that is slipped over shoes to keep them from getting muddy or wet, with menswear. But the manufacturers of PYSIS have changed the mindset of a male-dominated shoe covering.

As an acronym, the name PYSIS (pronounced pi-seez), or Protect Your Shoes in Style, falls short in name branding. But the boots are actually better than the name infers.

According to “Glamour” magazine, the average woman will spend close to $25,000 on shoes in her lifetime. A peek into a random woman’s closet will likely reveal 19 pairs of shoes that are comprised of “three pairs with heels, six pairs of flip-flops, sandals, ballet pumps or wedges, three pairs of boots and four pairs of ‘foxy-style’ shoes for nights out.”

As the snow has all but melted into spring mud and slush, and April showers bring the promise of spring flowers, PYSIS are sure to come in handy, or footy as the case may be. And there’s no need to ignore those fashionable heels in suede or leather because you can wear both! Yes, the PYSIS boots are tailored to cover your heels, from platforms, kitten heels and wedges to even sky-high stilettos. Just wear the shoes you want, then step into your weather-resistant soft polyurethane PYSIS boot and secure from foot to upper calf by way of elastic closure. The boots look odd before they’re buttoned up, but once they’re done, you’ll be pleasantly surprised, as well as fashionable!

Even sworn Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo wearers are drawn to PYSIS. One such designer shoe wearer had this to say about her experience with the overboots: “I really became a believer last night. I felt very smug taking my PYSIS off and having my lovely Ferragamos snug on my feet. So much better than changing from rain boots to shoes.”

With a pair of PYSIS, you get a fabric bag to store the boots once you’re ready to shed them. They work, they look more than OK, and you don’t have to worry about wearing your favorite flats or heels in the rain. Priced at $119, these boots are a must-purchase for anyone who wants to stay stylish throughout winter and spring. Visit to order.

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