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In 1923, the Solo Marx Company was founded in Oakley, Ohio, a small suburb of Cincinnati. The plant was moved to Loveland, Ohio in 1942 where the very first totes rubber rain boots were manufactured. These rubber rain boots, called "totes" to emphasize how portable and easy-to-carry they were, eventually became the company's most popular product. In 1961, Brad Phillips, a Chicago businessman, bought Solo Marx and changed the name to totes, Incorporated. In 1969 he obtained the first patent for a working folding umbrella. In 1970, totes introduced the very first folding umbrella in the United States and it quickly became a hit. In the 1970s, in addition to the folding rain umbrella, many products were introduced under the totes name, including totes rain scarves, rainwear, hats, expanding bags, and slipper socks. In the mid-1980's totes established offices in New York, Toronto, the United Kingdom and Asia. Today, totes is still one of the most recognized brand names for quality rainwear and weather protection accessories.

Reviews

totes Rachel $51.95
Great buy for the price
By Julie, from New York City, NY | March 22, 2014

The shoes are extremely light and easy to walk in and the best part is there is plenty of room to tuck in your pants - even if you have wider calves. The traction is also pretty good. However, I ordered these towards the end of a brutal winter season so I have not fully tested them out in snowy, slushy, and wet conditions yet. I've only wore them on a light snow day. What I did not like was that the insoles were not comfortable at all. I generally wear shoes that have softer insoles. These boots feel like I'm stepping on plastic. I plan to buy some insoles to put inside them next season when I need to really test drive them.

  • Shoe Size: Felt half size larger than marked
  • Shoe Width: Felt wider than marked
  • Wears this shoe: March 2014

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totes Rhonda $59.95
Great boots!
By Deborah, from New York | March 11, 2014

Needed new snow boots. Weather in New York has been terrible. These boots arrived earlier than the posted due date. They kept my feet warm with regular socks and most importantly dry. Wear size 7 shoe and that's what I ordered. Fit perfectly. Would recommend these boots.

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totes Karla $59.95
Shoe is Tight
By Phyllis K, from Dutchess Cty, NY | February 13, 2014

Buy a size larger, there is no room for socks, boot is not comfortable, needs a gel orthotic.

  • Shoe Size: Felt half size smaller than marked
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: Only in snow,

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totes Zippy 3 $59.95
Totes shorty boot
By C A, from Milwaukee, WI | February 12, 2014

I like this type boot to slip on as I head out the door. It fits nicely and looks nice under jeans.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: I wear this shoe when I am out and about in the winter

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Poor Quality
By Carlos D, from Boston, MA | February 07, 2014

I used these a few times last winter and the second snow storm this year. The rubber part of the left shoe started to tear and now it has a big hole.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt wider than marked
  • Wears this shoe: Only for snow storm

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