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One of the leading causes of injury in the United States are slip and fall accidents. For professional athletes, these easily preventable injuries can seriously impact their careers. Specifically, the following athletes have injured themselves by slipping in the shower and training facilities. 

Just about six months ago, Falcons rookie running back Tevin Coleman suffered a concussion after slipping in the team's facility showers. Earlier that week, there was talk about using the promising running back in a big game but his shower accident called for a change of plans. 

Last fall, Canadian tennis player Genie Bouchard suffered a similar accident. In a dark training room with no one else in the building, Genie came across a wet spot on the floor and slipped, causing a serious concussion. Bouchard was forced to withdraw from the U.S. open the following week because of her injury. 

A couple years ago, Celtics player Rajon Rondo broke his hand in (yet again) a slip and fall shower accident. At the media day when reporters bombarded Rajon with questions regarding his injury, the Celtics president of operations Danny Ainge admitted that he too had recently faced a head injury after slipping in the shower. All in all, shower injuries from slip and fall accidents are very common and can adversely affect a professional athlete's career. 

Shower accidents happen. Could these athletes have somehow avoided their damaging injuries? The answer is yes. Shower sandals are a proven deterrent to injuries due to slippery surfaces. 

Rhea Footwear is scheduled to release a shower sandal this summer that is the ultimate preventative measure against shower injuries. With a grip-tech sole that combines an exclusive rubber compound and a patented micro-channel tread, these sandals will grip the on the most extreme slippery conditions. 

Even further suitable for shower environments, the shower sandals have drainage holes to prevent puddling at the feet and also include anti-microbial materials to protect from disease and illness found on most bathroom floors. 

Slip and fall accidents are a common and serious issue that all athletes should be aware of. Gyms, training rooms, locker rooms and communal shower facilities can be the next site of major injury if preventative action is not taken. Stay tuned for information regarding our soon to be released shower sandals. 

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Do you find yourself shamelessly buying mugs and ties every year for Father's Day? Are you looking to switch things up this time around? Make this upcoming Father's Day unforgettable with a unique, handcrafted gift from Etsy. This online marketplace is a mecca of all things handmade, vintage and artisanally crafted. We've listed our favorite Father's Day picks below: 

These personalized wooden cuff links are a great gift for any dapper looking, style conscious dude. Each gift is made to order from Clouds and Currents Etsy shop.


 Small, thoughtful and unique. This cedar candle is made from natural soy wax and essential cedar oils. Even better- it comes with a few sweet words printed just for Dad.

There's nothing better than receiving a gift you'll actually use. Cord clutter haunts all of us and this cord organizer is functional, nifty and excellently engineered. 


A perfect gift for a new Dad. This first father's day frame is completely customized and is a timeless keepsake.


These custom made toiletry bags make an excellent gift and are beautifully crafted. Each bag can be customized to read a name or initials.


These himalayan salt grilling stones are just plain cool. They reach temperatures higher than 450 degrees and can also be frozen as a cold food platter. 

Speaking of food, this hand made marble cutting board/ cheese platter is a great gift for the Dad that loves to cook.

A perfect complement to the Himalayan salt stone, this personalized grilling set is another timeless gift for the ultimate grill master. 

These whiskey/beverage stones are a creative and unique twist on father's day gifts. For anyone who likes drinking whiskey, wine or anything chilled, these stones are a great pick.

Last but not least, a pair of stylish and safe shoes are sure to win any guy over on Father's Day. Check out Rhea Footwear men's styles on the website!



We need to talk. It's not something you necessarily hear often, but shower safety is more important than you think. From the dangers of slips and falls, to the questionable cleanliness of most bathroom and shower floors, reliable shower sandals might be your next best purchase.

The facts.

According to the National Safety Floor Institute, falls account for over 8 million hospital emergency visits, making them the leading cause for hospital visits.

For those 65 and older, 79% of bathroom injuries are caused by slipping or falling in the shower.

So what about bathroom floor mats and rubber shower mats? Not effective. While they may provide some resistance to slipping, bath mats soaked with shower water in a dark and damp environment grow mold and bacteria. Shower mats are also known to have mold and slime beneath them.

Aside from preventing bathroom injury, shower sandals also protect you from your little bacterial/fungal friends that grow on bathroom and shower floors.

Various strains of mold, algae and fungi are shown to exist on most shower environments and can be transported via the bare human foot.

Countless viruses and infections can develop from the filth that grows on bathroom and shower floors. Shower sandals can help prevent meningitis, plantar warts (that cause HPV), athlete's foot and other illness.

The investment of a lifetime: shower sandals!

Your health is your business, but staying virus and infection-free can affect your teammates, colleagues, friends and family. A shower injury or infection due to bathroom floors can occur at any age, so protect yourself and others by staying safe and wearing shower sandals.

Rhea Footwear designs shoes that meet your functional and safety needs. Stay tuned for our upcoming line of shower sandals!