DIY Hazmat Booties

While fiberglassing the shower sump, I wanted to keep my feet clean without destroying any of my shoes. How could I do this? I would almost need some form of disposable footwear!


I made these booties out of ziplock bags secured to my ankle with duct tape.


They worked great because they are plastic and wouldn’t stick to the wet epoxy. The only problem I experienced with them was caused by the fact that I was working on an inclined surface wearing slick shoes with no traction on a slippery floor. I was sliding down to the bottom all the time!

But, they got the job done and once the work was finished, I simply inverted the shoes and threw them out without making a huge mess in the boat.