well , i have a hard time to imagine using flipflop when u walk over underwater rocks, corals, sharp shells ( or broken bottles if u ride on lakes ( dumb asses who throw them in the water) , but i have to agree that if u ride around clean white sandy beaches with only smooth sand, it's totally useless.
i use fivefingers shoes, and it save my feet many times from wounds.
trere are reef shoes for that, actually, three or four times cheaper.
and you don't look like retired person from northern countries first time in tropics with this socks.
may be those socks are good for some jogger or something else, but as i said before for kiteboarding those are waste of money.
Really ??? You have a heck of negative karma ....
Met 2 Germans a few months ago kiting at my local spot in Sotogrande both wearing those " worthless " invention and they told me the socks are fantastic , they sit tight and the best part of it , it gets no sand or whatsoever inside .
Saw them kiting for a few hours and as far as I´m concerned they worked flawlessly, too bad I recently bought my Fivefingers and did not want to spend again more money but sure next time I will get them .
Regarding the restube .... again , I may get mine next week , hope never to use it but I´m glad I will carry with me every time I´m near water ....
And by the way , both " worthless " products won several prizes and awards and have been featured in the German & Swiss television several times ....
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i'm just glad you have mentioned those prizes!
as you can see all of those awards were from commercial organizations. not a one from police, emergency response or coast guards?
what does it tell us? it is good way to collect money from credulous persons for these guys for example:http://restube.eu/wp/team/?lang=en
you don't know how the product is made and since it is one volume balloon you don't have any proof it would work! because it is made in china without any supervision from concerned authorities!
now, about the socks. again, you can probably buy the reef shoes for 10 to 20€ and not look like a dork in those tube socks. you don't actually need them, it is just novelty.
that what awards are given for, get big money for nothing, get rich quickly, before the interest for the good will fade!
and i don't agree with the "bad karma".
sometime i just feel like nobody else are saying a word against money mongering entrepreneurs here.
may be you are reading, may be you are thinking, but somebody just have to say it outloud.