My daughter and I laugh and joke about this commercial every time we see it. My friend was at our house the first time we saw the commercial. We joked that we were going to get that for her birthday. Everyone needs one - or two - right?
My MIL has a bath mat that's got those bristly things on it. They're for that purpose. I think it's the NASTIEST thing ever. It feels really creepy. Since it's a bath mat, it stays in the tub all the time. I can only imagine what kind of nasty stuff is growing down in there.
My grandmother would like that. She can't reach her feet anymore (she is 94) and so my uncle has to take her for a pedi once a week. It is expensive and time consuming and in NY weather I am sure she'd rather be at home.
however, i would be concerned about how to wash it. I hope people who use this spray it w/ a bleach solution (at least) after use so it doesn't get gross.
I just don't see it being practical for someone who is capable of keeping it clean can probably still reach thier feet! lol I have seen bath mats w/ scrubbies on them too and wonder how if youw ash it each time wouldn't it be easier to just wash your feet w/ your hands?? When I used tub mats (flat ones) for my little kids I washed them between uses. I also wash our bath mats after uses.