Hot Booties are slippers that you put into your microwave to nuke them to warm your feet. They are not only supposed to get warm in the microwave, but are designed to stay warm for up to an hour. This would be great so you don’t have to make repeated trips to the kitchen just to keep your feet warm. But can something like this really work as advertised, or will these fall short of providing comfort?
Winter months can be rough on your tootsies, and there’s only so much you can do to keep them warm. Sure, slippers will help to keep them warm, and that’s really all you can do unless you’ve got a fireplace and can stick your feet next to the fire. Most of us have developed survival methods that work to some degree, but don’t provide that all around good feeling we really want. The thought of having heated slippers definitely speaks to the soul, and the ability to do it quickly with a microwave sounds feasible enough to work.
The folks at Hot Booties claim that you can toss these slippers into the microwave, and in just one minute you can heat them up enough to enjoy warm feet for an hour. They say the secret lies in the soles of the slippers being filled with linseed kernels that absorb the heat and hold it in there so that the warmth doesn’t just dissipate minutes after taking it out of the microwave.
The hype comes from the fact that this is really a luxury item, and no one really needs a pair of them. However, tell that to your toes in the middle of winter. Really though, the overall buzz about this product is because it’s a smart idea, and people will definitely be curious as to whether microwaving your footwear actually works.
This is sold on a buy one get another just by paying shipping. So you get one for $15 but pay shipping on both which comes to $16 so your total price is $31 for two pairs shipped to your door. What is a little misleading is that they show a pink and a blue pair at the top of their website, leading one to believe that you can mix and match your free pair, but you can’t. You have to order the identical size and color for your second free one.
It would be better if they let you mix and match, since you probably don’t need a backup pair of Hot Booties. They’d probably make a lot more sales that way because couples could get a pair of His and Hers slippers. Something they might want to think about in the future.
This will be adding a new activity to your lifestyle. Zapping shoes in the microwave is not something most of us do on a regular basis. Once you get used to it though, it’s probably not a big deal. They do include a special bag that you put your slippers in so you don’t end up contaminating the food you eat with whatever ends up on the bottom of your slippers.
This is a pretty cute idea, and no doubt many people have been happily microwaving their way through the cold winter months. User feedback has been generally positive, with most people saying that it really does provide steady warmth for a long period of time. These aren’t the only heated slippers you can buy, so be sure you don’t end up buying a similar product thinking that it is Hot Booties. There are others sold that don’t have the same good reviews, but look similar and promise the same results.
So with the scale tipping towards user satisfaction, and the overall concept and execution being solid, we’re giving the Hot Booties product our Thumbs Up rating.
Final Hot Booties Review
Hot Booties seem to pass the test, and it’s really no surprise why. It’s the simple concepts that usually do well in the real world, and this is one idea where many people are probably kicking themselves for not inventing it first. The use of linseed to capture and hold the warmth is a smart idea, and it allows them to produce and manufacture these at a price that is comparable to ordinary slippers. Why buy an ordinary pair of slippers when you can get these for about the same cost?
It’s probably best to find a friend with the same shoe size to go in on these with you, since you get two of them and can’t opt out of the additional “free” one. Having a backup pair of slippers doesn’t really make sense, so go in on them with a girlfriend or a buddy and that way you don’t have to pay double for something you won’t use.
Official Website: Hot Booties