Best of Brooklyn: Brooklyn man creates sneaker protector

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A Brooklyn man has created a solution for keeping your sneakers dry from wet weather.

Rich Franklin was standing in line at Yankee Stadium one rainy morning as he witnessed people scrambling to cover their sneakers with empty plastic bread and bodega bags.

He thought there had to be a better way, so Franklin put his skills as a designer to the test and came up with the Dry Stepper.

The water resistant, non-slip bottoms are built tough, Franklin says.

He says he unveiled the Dry Stepper at a sneaker convention last year, and they have been in high demand ever since.

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