MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – Just secure it to your tub floor and you're ready for a home pedicure. The product is called Easy Feet. It's a foot shaped piece of plastic, with scrubbing bristles on the bottom and top, with an included pumice stone on the heel. It supposedly secures to the floor of any tub with suction cups.
Terrie Reichmuth volunteers her feet for an Easy Feet test. She reluctantly admits she's not always wearing proper footwear when doing yard work.
"I do a lot of yard work in my flip flops, so you know I have very bad looking feet. A lot of calluses, a lot of dirt," says Terrie.
She takes the Easy Feet to the tub for her first shot at this pedicure. Suction cups on the bottom are pivotal in securing the unit to a dry tub floor. So she applies pressure to the Easy feet, securing the unit to the floor.
"That's pretty secure," confirms Terrie.
Terrie turns on the water and lathers with liquid soap by moving her foot back and forth.
"It actually feels really good." says Terrie, adding, "It's staying put. The bottom feels good but I don't really don't get much on the top unless I raise my foot."
Terrie enjoys a few seconds of pedi-delight before she turns from feeling comfort to feeling concern.
Terrie says, "Oh wait a minute, there it goes, it moving a little bit. It's just sliding."
The Easy Feet begins sliding across the wet and sudsy tub floor. Terrie is concerned she may slip and fall. After failed attempts to re-secure the unit to the tub floor, she decides to hold on tightly to work with the built-in pumice.
Terrie explains the use of the pumice because of the location stating: "That's kind of awkward; you can see it moving a little bit."
With the easy Feet slipping and sliding, we find yet another issue. While attempting to use the upper bristles to wash the top of her foot Terrie knocks the top arch of bristles off the base, but she quickly snaps it back together. Terrie has enough of the test and talks about her experience.
"It popped really well onto the tub. It was secure before I even turned the water on or even used the soap. But once I started moving my foot back and forth, it started moving."
To her, the Easy Feet became more of a safety issue than a convenience. It certainly did not make any part of cleaning her feet any easier.
"I think I could do a better job just using a wash cloth and my own pumice stone," Terrie continues, "I wouldn't buy it."