The Amphibian beach shoe has been designed by Edward Shelton to help lifeguards swim faster towards any swimmers in distress. He designed developed and tested the flippers alongside the Royal National Lifeboat Association (RNLI) and Loughborough Lifesaving Club.
Wearing the shoe, lifeguards can run to the water’s edge and quickly convert the beach shoes into into flippers. The flippers have carbon fibre blades providing increased propulsion and a unique retraction system offering the lifeguard improved flexibility control and speed throughout the rescue process.
If needed the flippers can be detached from the shoes for extra comfort when a lifeguard is not on their shift. The fin module heel clip system can quickly be adjusted to fit sizes from 5 to 13 UK and holds the shoe securely in place and can be easily removed for cleaning and maintenance. They are constructed from 10% glass filled Nylon 66 body moldings which provides flexibility and spring when running but stiffness when swimming.
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