How to Keep Sand Out of Your Cast and Walking Boot

Do your summer plans include going to the beach, but you’re wondering how you’ll keep the sand out of your cast or orthopedic walking boot? We have some solutions for you!  CastCoverz! offers FUNctional products for comfort and care while casted, bandaged, braced, in a boot, or on crutches.

Here are a few tips from CastCoverz! to help keep the sand out of your cast or walking boot:

1.  DryPro –  lets you enjoy swimming at the pool, beach, or lake without the fear of getting your cast wet AND keeps the sand out (available for both arms and legs.) SAFETY ALERT: NOT TO BE USED WITH AN ORTHOPEDIC BOOT!!

2.  Slickerz! – For your leg cast or bandages, cover it with a CastCoverz! innovation, Slickerz!  Slickerz! is a weatherproof protective cover made in-the-USA which keeps 97% of the sand granules out. *Not a waterproof or an immersion-in-water product.

3.  Glad® Press‘n Seal® for your boot or your cast – Press’n Seal seals tight on a variety of surfaces, including skin! Just wrap Press’n Seal around a cast (make sure to overlap so 1″ or 2″ of your skin provides the seal). It will keep you dry for light water activities (splash and plays, sprinklers, etc…) and will keep sand out, too! To keep sand out of your toes while in a boot, wrap your leg with Press’n Seal and then put your boot on. Sand will still collect on the boot, but at least your toes will be sand free! 🙂 CAUTION: FOR YOUR SAFETY never cover the bottom of a boot with any product.

4. BootGuardzXtreme to keep out sand- While many of our customers utilize this innovative product for severe weather conditions (such as rain or snow!), BootGuardzXtreme serves a double purpose! Engineered to stretch around side edge of boot, this cover is perfect for keeping sand OUT of your walking boot; however, it is designed with an open bottom exposing the tread for safety. This product is not waterproof, although the material is water resistant if exposed to moisture. Fits most high and low orthotic walking boots such as DonJoy™, Aircast®, Össur®, Darco®, DeRoyal®, etc. Please check sizing chart for accuracy before ordering! If you’re unsure whether or not this would be a good solution for your next beach trip- don’t hesitate to call us for more info!

5.  Mittz! – Keep sand out of hand casts, braces and splints with Mittz!, our made-in-the-USA impervious to sand and dirt cover. Because it is a seamed product, it is not for immersion in water.

CastCoverz! provides fun, function-able, and fashionable covers for casts, braces, splints, boots, slings, crutches and so much more! These covers will help keep your cast clean and snag-free from items such as your clothing, furniture, and other people! CastCoverz! fabric cast covers are for daily wear (not for sand or water because fabric is a weaved product allowing sand granules/water to seep in).

A Cover for Every Occassion

Don’t let being in a cast or walking boot spoil your summer vacation plans! If you have any questions about our tips or our products, please do not hesitate calling us at 1-800-CASTCOVER (1-800-227-8268).

Go ahead and enjoy the beach!

2 thoughts on “How to Keep Sand Out of Your Cast and Walking Boot

  1. Liz

    If the boot guard doesn’t cover the entire boot and leaves the bottom tread exposed how do you truly keep the sand out on the beach? Especially, the powdery sand in Destin, Florida? Seems like it won’t work to me unless you put it in a plastic bag first and negates the purpose.

    1. CastCoverz! Post author

      Hi, Liz! Bottom line, you are absolutely correct! But, we can provide context. We have 4 products that cover orthopedic walking boots. All with the exception of 1, leave the tread exposed for the safety of the wearer. NOTHING should be between the sole of your boot and the ground. You’re already compromised, injured, favoring it, wearing an orthopedic device, etc… all which leaves you vulnerable to more injury. Not to mention walking on fabric would shred it in about 1 block. 🙂 Our products are engineered to stretch around the edge of the boot and depending on the product have additional “fasteners” to further anchor it to your boot. Now, all that being said, not all beaches are soft packed. When we talk to our customers on the phone (we’re one of the last companies standing that still LOVE to talk to customers on the phone!), we ask our beach-going customers (not all are) if they know if the sand is soft or hard packed. Then we explain that soft sand, just like wearing sandals, will “push up” on the side of your boot, and “may” push some sand up into the boot. Most of our soft sand customers take the risk. Less than 1% of our BootGuardz! are returned for that reason. BootGuardz! is VERY effective for rain [NOT puddle jumping 🙂 ], light snow, even some work or medical locations (think poultry processing plants, hospitals, clinics, labs,…) that require a wipe on – wipe off fabric and toe coverage. So, in closing, regardless of whether you purchase one of our products or not, NEVER, PLEASE DON’T, put a bag over your boot FOR YOUR SAFETY!!!!! PLEASE!!!
      Big Hugz!
      All of us at CCZ!
      1(800)CASTCOVER 1(800)227-8268 Customers calling are NOT an inconvenience! 🙂


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