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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby tautologies » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:00 pm

CaptainArgh wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:31 pm

I saw that story come up today (which is bullsh*t worldnews clickbait not worth your time) and the opening picture cracked me up.
Someone searched the internet until they found a picture with a vag looking clam. :lol:
LOL. Yeah I figured, but I thought it was funny. Imagine what goes through the mind of someone who invents shit like that.

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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby RickI » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:05 am

From 2016, see below. They have saved me from even bad cuts since that time. They don't last forever and will wear eventually. Still, for a near barefoot feeling with some major slice protection the FYF socks offer some strong advantages.
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I am a big fan of the Dyneema FYF socks. I have been spared serious laceration at least three times with them. Once I fell off an SUP board 1 1/2 ft. with my full weight on to some oyster shells sticking straight up. The socks weren't cut much less myself. I understand oysters can cut through leather boots? I have been spared cuts kiting a few times in rocks while wearing them. Once I climbed out of a bad situation on a vertical rock face in waves without cuts on my feet, hands weren't so fortunate. Just last weekend we were taking the family out paddling and I put the socks on as an after thought. I ended up carrying both boards through some oysters to place them on land, along with two kids. I wouldn't have been able to do that without some bad cuts with bare feet and even some neoprene booties. They lack the padding of shoes (same with bare feet), but they are highly cut resistant. Just saw your comment, they aren't suggested for use below 60 F.

I just came across a Daily Mail article on them at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ ... steel.html
http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2392338

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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby CaptainArgh » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:03 pm

RickI wrote:
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...They have saved me from even bad cuts since that time. They don't last forever and will wear eventually. Still, for a near barefoot feeling with some major slice protection the FYF socks offer some strong advantages...
Rick how are they with regard to putting on and off, at the beach? Do you have issues with either excessive sand getting inside them while walking in shore break, or even minimal sand that cause abrasion issues?

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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby RickI » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:55 pm

Getting your toes into new socks can be slow but it speeds up with use. Wetting them down first helps. I put them on in the car or on paving to avoid sand inside them. I haven't had trouble with excess sand getting into them once on however. I don't recall having sand abrasion problems with them. They won't stop all sea urchin spines but seem to stop some of them. They go right through neoprene booties. You may need to take them off to remove spines trapped in the weave. They aren't perfect but they have saved me from several serious foot lacerations, some likely going to surgeries and more than once.
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Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:03 pm
RickI wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:05 am
...They have saved me from even bad cuts since that time. They don't last forever and will wear eventually. Still, for a near barefoot feeling with some major slice protection the FYF socks offer some strong advantages...
Rick how are they with regard to putting on and off, at the beach? Do you have issues with either excessive sand getting inside them while walking in shore break, or even minimal sand that cause abrasion issues?

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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby RickI » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:35 pm

If folks are interested in buying some Dyneema FYF protective socks, you can find them at https://www.getfyf.com

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Re: Oyster foot protection

Postby grigorib » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:05 am

is there a competing product to swiss socks?


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