There is currently no footwear available for RS:X windsurfing sports in the market.
98% of the athletes are barefoot - based on primary on site, secondary research
There is no protection provided for athletes. Common injuries have occurred both in training and in the sport. Even though these injuries have been commonplace for more than 30 years, most surfer's choose not to wear protective booties. The few athletes that are aware of these injuries, wear protective booties, but the current selection of footwear decreases their performance.
- Existing booties decrease performance
- 100% athletes have Surfer’s knot
The goal for this project was to provide protection without compromising performance.