I wear them! Shoes which cost me $300 or more per pair definitely get protection. With the prevalence of cheap, glued shoes manufactured in low-wage countries, it doesn't mystify me that people who buy them don't wear rubber overshoes in sloppy weather. The problem I have is finding overshoes that don't destroy the shine. Rubber just rubs off the shine, sometimes waaay down near the base of the polish layers. I do have a pair of over-priced "Swims", but even these rub off the polish. A few years ago I found some overshoes with an inside layer of some woven synthetic fabric that would have been just the thing, but they didn't have a size large enough at that store, and research showed that they were no longer being manufactured.