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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.


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 Diamond $59.95
Totes diamond snow boots
By A Jack, from Brooklyn, NY | February 05, 2014

I wear 8.5 shoes but I bought the 9. It is very comfy with socks. My main complaint is that it is barely water resistant. Twice after snowstorms when I wore these boots and stepped in puddles of slush or even stepping in snow, the moisture seeps right through and my socks get soaked

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: When it snows

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Great Boots!
By Mauimartha, from Maui, Hawaii | December 06, 2013

I bought these for my husband for working on the farm. He loves them! Has walked through mud and water and his feet stayed dry. Although these are labeled as winter boots, they actually can be used for rainy/wet conditions too.

  • Shoe Size: Felt true to size
  • Shoe Width: Felt true to width
  • Wears this shoe: Working outside

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