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Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Greg


No More Cold Feet: Volt Heated Slippers

It might seem an odd time to dis­cuss to­day’s prod­uct. Af­ter all, in much of the USA, tem­per­a­tures are ap­proach­ing their year­ly highs as sum­mer brings out the sun. But there are plen­ty of folks in cold­er cli­mates, and those who suf­fer from var­i­ous mal­adies that make cir­cu­la­tion a prob­lem. If you’re some­one who reg­u­lar­ly has cold feet, or needs to warm up their ex­trem­i­ties, then we have just the thing to help al­le­vi­ate that par­tic­u­lar con­cern.

The Volt Re­sis­tance Heat­ed In­door /Out­door Slip­pers are ex­act­ly what they sound like- the per­fect thing for ski­iers, or win­ter trips through snow. Bat­tery pow­ered, they use a recharge­able, re­mov­able pack that lasts for six or more hours (in our tests, they served well for most of a day’s use, though we weren’t op­er­at­ing in sub-ze­ro or near-ze­ro temps). They’re not unattrac­tive or un­com­fort­able ei­ther- we wouldn’t trek very far with these, or use them as a pri­ma­ry shoe, but they were great for use around the house or in the of­fice. It’s hard to com­plain about the style- it’s func­tion­al and cozy.

Well-in­su­lat­ed, they have a built-in draw­string cinch cord to help seal in the heat. Avail­able in three col­ors, in­clud­ing or­chid and two types of black, one of them sol­id and the oth­er with a slight­ly glossy pat­tern. They aren’t the most lightweight slip­pers, nor do they of­fer the best tread, but again: these aren’t se­ri­ous boots. They do heat up im­pres­sive­ly quick­ly, and man­aged to make us al­most wish for snow- quite a feat in­deed.

Avail­able now, on­line and in stores, but make sure that you are buy­ing the lat­est ver­sion (V3) as ear­li­er mod­els are still around and these are much im­proved over the pre­vi­ous edi­tions. Ex­pect to spend around $130, which feels just a bit high.

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Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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