Hot Booties, $14.99, orderhotbooties.com The promise: Put booties in the microwave, and then "enjoy the warm cozy comfort of long-lasting heat." Natural linseed holds the heat in for up to an hour, and lavender seeds provide "a fragrant aromatherapy to help soothe and calm your senses." The facts: Heat lasts only 13 minutes max; booties feels as if you're walking on a bag of sand; uneven sole no good for those with balance problems; linseed smells so bad you have to wash your hands after putting them on. Ellen says: N-O!
Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune