These booties are good because, unlike socks, if you put lotion on your feet then put on the booties, the lotion stays inside the booties. With socks, the lotion penetrates the socks causing the lotion to get on the floor when walking. The only negative is the circular grips. The grips do not work very well and you must use care when walking because the booties slide around on your feet. I wear them overnight. In the morning, I turn them inside out and rinse them. You are not supposed to wear the booties several days in a row, so after rinsing, they have plenty of time to dry.