Whether you call them galoshes or shoe covers, the footwear accessories we use to protect our shoes against water and dirt prove indispensable during foul weather. There is a reason so many professionals consider a good pair of galoshes a necessary part of daily attire. It's too bad some of our favorite movie characters didn't feel the same way.
Here are four movie characters who could have benefited from a good pair of GC Tech galoshes:
Donald Lockwood – Singin' in the Rain
Gene Kelly's portrayal of Donald Lockwood is considered some of his best work. Of great interest to us is the iconic scene in which Lockwood makes his way down a city street while singing and dancing under a torrential downpour. That scene is one of the most recognized in all of filmmaking. Unfortunately, Lockwood's shoes got trashed. His feet, socks, and shoes would have stayed a lot drier had he been wearing a pair of zip-up galoshes. Of course, he probably wouldn't have been able to dance.
George Bailey – It's a Wonderful Life
James Stewart's portrayal of George Bailey as the despondent small-town banker shines the spotlight on people who are incredibly wealthy in ways that have nothing to do with money. Bailey spends a good portion of his time sloshing around streets covered with wet, slushy snow. Imagine what his shoes must have looked like when he finally arrived home on Christmas Eve. Perhaps it would not have mattered had he carried out his original plan. If you don't know what that plan was, you'll have to watch the film.
Charles – Four Weddings and a Funeral
Four Weddings and a Funeral may very well be one of the most popular British films of all time. A scene near the end of the film shows main characters Charles and Carrie finally figuring out what love is all about while standing in a driving rain. Not only could Charles have used a good pair of waterproof shoe covers, but a raincoat would also have been a nice touch too. But what's a little water when you're in love?
Obi-Wan Kenobi – Star Wars: Episode II
In Episode II of the Star Wars saga, Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi visits the watery planet of Kamino where he learns of the development of a secret clone army. Unfortunately, Master Kenobi gets drenched. The problem is that it almost never stops raining on this gray and gloomy planet. Most of his body is protected by his cloak, but his feet are left to fend for themselves. Oh well, perhaps there are no waterproof overshoes in Star Wars universe.
The Best Way to Protect Your Shoes
We hope you understand that this post is all in good fun. None of the scenes depicted in the mentioned films would have been quite the same had the characters been running around in galoshes. Nonetheless, the point is still made. The best way to protect your shoes against water and dirt is with a good pair of overshoes made with lightweight, breathable materials.
GC Tech was founded on the principle that men needed a better pair of waterproof shoe covers made with state-of-the-art materials and modern styling. After a significant amount of development and testing, we think we have come up with some of the best shoe covers on the market.
GC Tech overshoes are manufactured to the highest standards. Our no-slip shoe covers offer years of reliable service in both slip and zip models. If you have any questions before ordering, please don't hesitate to contact us.