Socks Which Can Replace Your Shoes

Made from a super-strong fabric called Dyneema, the pair is designed to be sports socks-cum-shoes.

Published: 30th August 2015 06:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2015 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

LONDON:  You would not need shoes after wearing these socks! Made from a super-strong fabric called Dyneema, the pair is designed to be sports socks-cum-shoes.

Dyneema is used by rock climbers in their ropes and slings, and is 15 times stronger than steel.

The FYF (which stands for Free Your Feet) have been treated to make them resistant to water, while the soles are studded with rubber dots to provide grip on any surface, Daily Mail reported.

They have been designed to help protect athletes feet during a range of sports including running, surfing, diving and even slackline walking.

"We wanted to create a product that helped athletes regain a natural barefoot feeling within their favourite sport," footwear developer Dieter Hesch was quoted as saying.

The company claimed Dyneema makes the socks highly resistant to tearing and abrasion while still remaining comfortable.

"There are many sports where you would like to be barefoot but the risks of being injured are too high so you don't do it," he said.

The company claimed to have tested the socks in a range of sports including rock climbing, surfing, kitesurfing, diving, running and beach volleyball.

"The experience comes as close to going barefoot as possible, but protects the foot from cuts and dirt," Hesch said.

The pair is likely to cost $80 each when they go on sale.

Stay up to date on all the latest Lifestyle news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp