It's one of the greatest domestic hazards going. And since Lego is to blame, the building block manufacturer has naturally come up with the solution: slippers.
Yes, these odd rectangular-shaped slippers designed by the ad agency Brand Station and Lego promise to protect your feet from stray bricks left lying around.
Because with the possible exception of childbirth, there is nothing quite so excruciatingly painful as stepping on a Lego brick.
If you have ever trod on a piece of Lego.... pic.twitter.com/9mlq0Be8p5— SOPHIE (@sophmolesworth) April 6, 2013
Question is: is the extra-thick sole of the Lego slipper enough to protect your tender tootsies from the razor-sharp edge of a plastic brick? Or is it a cunning marketing ploy to ease the dollars out of your wallet (assuming there are any dollars left after you put the latest Star Wars Lego kit under the tree)?
LEGO NOEL 2015 par Brand Station
Car vos enfants adorent les #LEGO ... mais qu'ils adorent par-dessus tout partager leur passion dans toute la maison ... cette année, nous avons imaginé pour vous parents LE cadeau ultime pour #Noël : des chaussons LEGO à la semelle rembourrée qui vous permettront de vous balader en pleine nuit dans la maison ... sans le moindre souci ! ;) #NoelLEGO2015Posted by Brand Station on Monday, November 9, 2015
If you want the slippers, there's a catch. You'll have to act fast because only 1,500 pairs will be available to customers who draw up a wish list on Lego France's website.
Then again, if you wait a bit, you can probably snag a pair off eBay for a pretty penny. But hey, who can put a price on the safety of your feet?