If you spend a considerable amount of time in your car – whether you’re commuting to work or running your kids around town (and feel more like an Uber driver) – you’ll probably agree that sometimes you don’t want to wear your stylish shoes during a long car ride, but you’d love to wear them when you get to your destination! For this reason, I always commute with a set of my favorite shoe bags from ShoeShoeBags.
And because they’re such a great accessory, I vote that they’ll also make great holiday gifts for mom, since it IS the season for giving, after all. (wink wink)
Now, while I may have been given some sets of these shoe bags for the purpose of this article, I can personally attest that they are worth every penny, and they’re actually not at all expensive – especially considering you can get SO much use out of them! They’re totally worth it.
Shoe Bags For Commuting – The Best Invention For Your Daily Car Rides
In my former life, I had a two-hour commute for about a three year period, where I drove Monday through Friday from the City of Chicago out to one of the suburbs. This meant I spent roughly four hours each day JUST in a car. (It was awful, and thank God it’s in my past!)
But being the eternal fashionista that I am, I learned very quickly how to navigate wearing my cutest shoes with taking the longest car rides, and sometimes navigating the nastiest weather on the planet.
As a side note, one of those commuter afternoons ended up being the day of the big Chi-beria snowstorm, and – in a strange and lucky twist of fate, I took a route I normally wouldn’t have taken – which kept me from getting stuck on Lake Shore Drive for hours. I digress.
As you can see in the caption above, I absolutely love how these bags can be stored. You can keep them together or snap them apart to store them separately within your bag – making them really convenient and space-saving. Sometimes our beautiful shoes can be a bit clunky – especially those gym shoes!
And while you’re thinking about these as gifts, you might consider that they’ll hold a beautiful pair of heels that would also make a great Christmas gift for mom!
Commute Like The It Girls – Make Your Life Easier
I’ve learned in the last few years to stop swimming upstream. Meaning, let’s make our lives easier rather than harder. Doesn’t that sound nice?
I was always so uncomfortable wearing my nice stilettos in the car for hours on end, that I decided to start carrying a pair of “driving shoes,” as I like to call them, with me. Sometimes I bring a pair of flip flops, and other times I bring a pair of cute flats – mostly depending on the weather.
It’s become more of a habit now than anything, and I always bring a pair of driving shoes in the car in one of my sets of ShoeShoeBags. Then, when I get in the car, I take my driving shoes out and put them on, and store my nice heels in the shoe bags for my commute. When I get to my destination, I switch back into my nice shoes and store my driving shoes in my shoe bags.