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 Post subject: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:35 pm 
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Keep your dogs free and protected when you kite and do lots of other things (SUP, diving, surfing, walking, rock climbing …). Enjoy that barefoot feeling while avoiding the cuts that can come with it.

The Kiteboarder Magazine reviews this new product in depth at:

http://www.thekiteboarder.com/2014/06/gear-review-swiss-protection-sock/



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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Thank you for shaving your legs before trying them on the rock climbing wall :-)

This product seems like a cool idea but rather expensive for something that is essentially disposable. We've seen some reports in the past from customers who were less than happy with their return policies.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:31 pm 
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http://www.victorykd.com/product-p/vtrb.htm

I am on my third season in my Vooties. Of course, our warm water season in Denmark is only 4 months and then I have to switch to neoprene.

I have heard that they do not wear well for people with wide or flat feet but I have neither so they are perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:47 pm 
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I have been moving around some pretty nasty cut-prone bottom with them in the Keys and Bahamas recently with no cuts or obvious wear on the low cut socks. The Kevlar fiber (same as in bullet-proof vests) is resistant to cutting unlike soft neoprene. The product isn't intended be disposable but to have a realistic service life. Also, I understand they have an extended one year warranty.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:24 pm 
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This seems kind of weird for watersports because kevlar significantly degrades after getting wet. From what ive read there is also a pvc layer in the bottom so maybe that is what is really giving the protection after being wet?

I know with neoprene socks I use in the winter, they last much longer on a twintip than on surfboard with deck pad where you are moving around a lot. Im guessing these would be the same.

Id like a pair even for carrying with me in case of a long walk.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:46 pm 
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this swiss sock topic is turning into the helium thread already...
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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Rick, how snug are these?
I prefer to ride barefoot, but have to put booties on when I'll be in areas with potentially sharp bottoms or a risk of a sketchy walk out. Don't like the booties. The socks could be an improvement.

However, I wondered how much they move around your foot when you need traction on a strapless board or coming in and out of a foot strap? Obviously for us, the shorter the sock the better, as long as it fits snug where it needs to.

Thanks for sharing.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:17 am 
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Yes, the socks fit snugly without bagging which would allow filling with sand and slogging in the water. I didn't notice any shifting which might compromise traction. I found they actually helped tighter fit in foot straps while allowing easier removal. I haven't used them on a strapless board yet but understand they have enough traction to work in that application.


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 Post subject: Re: New Foot Protection For Kiting & Other Sports
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:29 am 
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Finally ditched the crocs huh? :)


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