By Rose Chevalier Posted June 18, 2012, 11:12 AM EDT
With summer events inviting guests to outdoor locations comes a common problem: that awkward walk women do when they're trying to keep their shoes from sinking heel-deep into soft ground.
Now a new product aims to help. GrassWalkers, dreamed up by Sheryl White from California, are transparent strips intended for one-time use that adhere to the bottom of your heels, creating a sturdy, invisible platform that stops women from making their own divots.
We tested a pair of the guards in New York's Bryant Park and asked a group of women there if the product might take hold at events. Of the 10 women we spoke to, the answer was unanimous. “I wouldn't wear them, unless everyone else [does]—only if they pass them out at an event,” said Natasha Bullard, public relations coordinator of MKTworks Inc.
Ashley Sewyr agreed: “I wouldn't buy them, but I would wear them if they had them [at an event].”