In my part of the country golfers rarely buy golf shoes unless they are waterproof. I am sure that this may not be the norm with golfers in Arizona, but would they buy dickies for their golf shoes?
The inventors of the device in the recently published patent application US Pub. No. 20070175064 titled “Waterproof Protective Overshoe for Golf Shoes” obviously do believe that golfers will purchase such a product.
The patent application describes the invention as:
A waterproof protective overshoe or boot adapted to be worn over a standard rubber or plastic blunted smooth bottom cleated golf shoe, the overshoe having a rugged outsole with a protruding patterned grid tread, a smooth resilient compressible flexible conforming insole for receiving the rubber or plastic cleats of a golf shoe into a corresponding number of recesses formed by the compression of the insole by the cleats locking the golf shoe in place within the protective overshoe, a double gusseted front creating a wide opening mouth for ease of putting on or taking off the boot, and a plurality of adjustable fasteners for securing the boot to the shoe clad foot of a golfer, the boot being of unitary construction and extending above the ankle of a golfer so as to be impervious to water intrusion, particularly when worn in combination with rain pants.
Check out this drawing. Would you wear these on the course?
Dave Dawsey – The IP Golf Guy