10 Ways to Deal with Slushy Shoes

10 Ways to Deal with Slushy Shoes

Sarah Coffey
Dec 3, 2009

For those of us in cold climates, snow is on the way if it hasn't arrived yet. It's always a challenge keeping the slush from seeping inside, but if you prep your entryway, you can keep your floors clean without having to mop every day.

  • 1) The cork mud mat is a green idea from eco-architect Michelle Kaufmann. Click here for the how-to.
  • 2) Wall hung bootracks are a great small space solution. The one shown above is from Cox & Cox, £95.
  • 3) Peg-style boot racks work well if you have the space. Shown above is the Six Pair Oak Boot Rack from Crocus, £75.
  • 4) The pebble-filled boot tray is a classic Martha Stewart idea. For the how-to, click here.
  • 5) River stone mats are an alternative to the pebble-filled boot tray. The one above is from Viva Terra, $59.
  • 6) Water glutton doormats from Gardener's Supply are able to hold more than a gallon of liquid per square yard, $40 - $120.
  • 7) Wooden Mats with built-in drainage are another stylish substitute for traditional boot trays. Shown above is the teak bath mat from Viva Terra, $69.
  • 8) A boot hanger allows you to hang your drippy boots inside the closet and shut the door. This is the Cabela's Adjustable Hanger, $5.
  • 9) A wall-mounted rack with an absorbent mat underneath is a good way to drip-dry wet shoes. IKEA's Tjusig shoe rack ($40) is shown above.
  • 10) Cast iron mats (like the Crocus version shown above, £40) stand up to anything. Just add something underneath to absorb the drainage.

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