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The Norwegian city of Trondheim has, on average, 134 rainy days per year. In light of this, it is no place for sophisticated footwear; rubber boots would be a far better choice! Refusing to be deterred by his country’s inhospitable weather, Trondheim native John Ringdal came up with the bright idea of galoshes fit for the 21st century.

Swims – galoshes for the modern gentleman

The Norwegian city of Trondheim has, on average, 134 rainy days per year. In light of this, it is no place for sophisticated footwear; rubber boots would be a far better choice! Refusing to be deterred by his country’s inhospitable weather, Trondheim native John Ringdal came up with the bright idea of galoshes fit for the 21st century.

Swims

Having learned about waterproof overshoes from his grandfather, Ringdal wore them in rainy Norway as well as during his studies in Paris. Although his protective footgear kept his shoes dry, he was often teased because of its ungainly appearance.

Stylish Swims galoshes

In New York he finally gave up, sacrificing his practical galoshes for the sake of maintaining a stylish appearance. In the process Ringdal ruined many pairs of shoes, leaving them to fend for themselves against the city’s icy winds and pouring rains.

His search for functional yet stylish overshoes continued in vain. Finally, Ringdal decided to take matters into his own hands and developed Swims galoshes – an elegant, modern solution to rainy weather.

Swims galoshes protect and polish shoes

Like the overshoes of yore, Swims galoshes protect shoes from inclement weather conditions. However, they boast several features that distinguish them from their predecessors, including a new and exciting design as well as frictionless lining that makes them easy to put on and take off. Swims galoshes also have an innovative fringe benefit: they polish your shoes as you walk.

Swims are a stylish yet practical option when it comes to protecting your premium shoes from bad weather.

John Ringdal drew upon personal experience to design Swims products. These galoshes evince his flair for functional design as well as his strange fascination with rainy urban environments.

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