GRiPPiES: Make Any Sock Slip-Proof

09/26/2008 at 08:00 AM ET

When Anya was learning to walk, she took a fair number of spills on our slippery wood floors. Many socks for toddlers come with rubberized non-slip logos on the sole, but Anya’s tights or handmade booties lacked this feature. This is exactly what Corrie Wilder, mom to two girls, was going through when she stumbled upon the idea of GRiPPiES, iron-on and stick-on non-slip adhesive shapes. Either iron on or stick on the adhesive-backed GRiPPies to the bottom of anything your kid’s foot goes in (like socks, slippers, tights, even footy PJs) and you have a new non-slip surface with no sewing or drying time. I love that they offer non-iron versions so you can add them as needed without having to take off your kid’s socks or tights.

Initially created for the kids market, GRiPPiES is gaining tremendouspopularity among adults as well; knitters, crocheters and felters areadding GRiPPiES to their handmade socks and slippers. They’re also great for adults- I do a fair amount of slipping when I wear tights around my house!

CBB Deal: Save 10% off 2 or more sheets of GRiPPiES (any combination of stick on and iron on styles) when you use coupon code CBB10.

— Danielle

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Corrie Wilder on

Thank you for the beautiful post today Danielle! I had a few questions posted to the GRiPPiES site and thought it could be a helpful mention here: each pack of GRiPPiES comes with a sheet of 16 individual shapes on it, which adds a non slip surface to the soles of 2-3 pairs of socks. Look forward to hearing from those who try GRiPPiES!

April on

What an awesome idea, I can totally use those for my two sons who fall on the time on my wood floors, thanks Grippies!

Walter Johnson on

What an amazing idea! Grippies rule! I can’t believe parents and kids have lived without these for so long. It’s about time someone invented something to keep us on our feet!!!

Erin on

I LOVE Grippies! Now that my son is in day care – and they don’t wear shoes inside – these are a MUST! They saved me from having to go out and buy him all new socks.

Ronnie Koza on

Don’t forget the grownups! We use these great grippies, too! I put them on my socks so I don’t need to be barefoot in Pilates and yoga classes. I got the idea from my grandchildren’s grippies! (And of course, I’m known to walk around my house without shoes, too.) They’re wonderful. Buy some!

V Leonard on

ordering info please

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