SMSportz Design, LLC- We design, manufacture, and sell innovative sport footwear accessories to improve the total athletic experience for players and their families.
The Epiphany-It was a normal, hectic, school day followed by the usual rush to soccer practice for my children. After washing my car, I drove back to the field to pick up my first daughter from practice. As she was about to get into my clean vehicle, I realized that her mud and grass filled cleats were about to make a huge mess in my freshly cleaned van. I yelled "Stop! You're not getting into my clean van with those shoes!" I exclaimed that somebody needs to cover those dirty shoes and that's when I realized that there had to be a better way for sport families to deal with the hassle and mess of cleated sports. My daughter's coach was watching this episode and chuckling as he stood beside his SUV barefoot and banging his muddy cleats together with mud sploshing everywhere. That's basically how Splosheez were born...I wanted everyone to STOP the Splosh and "ease" the mess and annoyance!
The Metamorphosis- It is said that "Necessity is the mother of invention." Well, this mother had no idea how that one epiphany and the subsequent idea of how to cover those muddy, messy, cleats would change my life. Likewise, in the beginning I had no idea how helpful a sport shoe cover could be to sport enthusiasts and their families. What started as a way to contain the mud and mess of cleated sports has morphed into a smarter system for managing any sport shoe that can't be worn outside, because it will ruin the shoe or inside because it will soil carpets or scratch hardwood floors. I made these sport guards for me and my children with features that I wanted and hoped other sport parents and players would value.
Here's how they work:
Splosheez Invertables™ are designed to be worn at all times and removed only when you are on your soccer field, lacrosse turf, gym floor, or wrestling mat. It goes like this...after your practice or game, if you played on a grass field and have mud or grass in your cleats, follow these steps:
1. Grab your Splosheez™ Sport guards from your bag
2. Invert the heel to expose the 3 built-in cleaning bosses (that's an engineering technical term I've learned) and use the protrusions to clean in between the cleats, removing any large clumps of muddy grass.
3. Cover your sport cleats with the Splosheez™ athletic cover to contain any remaining small bits of debris in the washable guard.
Now you can walk safely across the parking lot to your car without prematurely wearing down your sport cleats and losing your edge. Now you can walk, bike, or drive home safely without making a mess of your parent's car-- saving them money and hassle!!!
Once you are home, you can walk into your home and remove your sport shoes with the Splosheez™ Sport cover remaining on your cleat so that the next time you have a game or practice you don't need to do anything other than put your already covered shoes on and go! Your sport bag will be clean (no more biohazards from whatever you stepped on at the field and no dried mud, grass, or turf debris either)!
Now you can get dressed completely at home if you like to insure you never get halfway to your practice or game and realize you are missing socks, shin guards or even sport shoes. Your parents will be happy, you will be less stressed, and your coach will be impressed that you arrive on time and ready to play like the serious player you are!