New Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boot Collection

December 01, 2021

New Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boot Collection

Whether you prefer high or low-cut boots, Vaikobi has all water sport enthusiasts covered from head to toe, with the much anticipated launch of the new ‘Speed-Grip’ footwear collection. Meticulously designed to answer the needs of sailors, wingfoilers, paddlers and SUP athletes; these tricked-up boots will be the ocean-addict’s new best friend.

Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boots are perfect for any water sport that requires grip, protection, and warmth; including sailing, wingfoiling, paddling, kayaking, and rock fishing.

Vaikobi Founder Pat Langley and Lead Designer Bart Milczarczyk are both keen sailors and  paddlers and worked closely together to build perfectly balanced shoes that are lightweight and durable.

“Listening closely to the concerns and needs of the ocean athlete community, we knew there was real demand for boots that could enhance their confidence and performance. Our design team spent many months carefully planning and testing our boot designs to ensure every aspect of performance and durability was met,” Milczarczyk said.

Current watersports and sailing boots tend to sacrifice comfort for durability, resulting in chunky designs and complicated lacing systems. Vaikobi boots offer a sleek, minimal style and use straps (some removable), angled zippers, a seamless flow of layers, and calculated stretch zones to ensure an effortless exit and entry.

The flex points of the boot are deliberately placed to mimic natural foot dynamics, which increases an athlete’s connectedness to their craft in crucial contact areas like gunwales and foot straps. 

Milczarczyk adds that “Superior flexibility does not compromise quality support.” Layered rubber panels connect the grip sole to the upper of the shoe to cushion the foot. The inner lining is made from a woven fabric that effectively braces the ankle and foot without added bulk or weight. This lining is also quick to dry and is a worthier alternative to other heavy-knit fabrics. The high-cut boots feature a removable ankle strap, for sailors who require extra ankle support while hiking or in fresher wind conditions.

Vaikobi High Cut SpeedGrip Boot

Above: High Cut Speed-Grip Boot

The name Speed-Grip was inspired by Vaikobi’s grip formula used in this range that maximizes balance and agility underfoot to enhance the speed and accuracy of movement. The wave tread pattern provides superior grip in wet and slippery conditions, and a micro-grip pattern on top of the foot surface further connects the athlete to their boat or board’s foot straps. 

Vaikobi SpeedGrip Boot

ABOVE: VAIKOBI LOW CUT SPEED-GRIP BOOT

The new Vaikobi boots are available at all good watersports retailers around the world, or online at www.vaikobi.com

Additional Vaikobi footwear styles are on the way, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for those in 2022.

 

View the launch video on youtube: https://youtu.be/HGExLx-mf44





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UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

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