The external parts of the shoes are moulded in a tough EVA foam so they can be washed and kept clean and hygienic. They can also be wiped dry before use if they get wet. The larger shoes are available in two widths, standard and extra wide (which are made to special order).
The fit of the toe sections of the shoes can be adjusted using the toe straps. They should not be adjusted uncomfortably tight but even if they are over tightened they are positioned so that they cannot trap your feet in an emergency.
For the first time it is possible to properly clean rowing shoes. Soapy water should be used to thoroughly clean the shoes and they can either then be left to dry naturally or wiped dry.
The shoes have standard (old style) Adidas fixing points so they will generally fit existing footplates. If this is not the case you can either drill new holes using the template provided or purchase new plates. Most common plates are available from stock and we will consider making other types if these are not suitable.
The shoes have been designed with safety as the top priority. The chassis of the shoes have heel tie points moulded in so that they cannot corrode or come loose. Each pair of shoes also comes with two sets of ties so that you have a spare set when the originals need replacing. These are high quality ties (rock climbing accessory cord) rather than 'shoe laces' and come with detailed fitting instructions.
Since the days of leather and brass clogs there hasn’t been a good solution to the rotting, wrong size, shoe problem – until now. Every aspect of these shoes has been designed for rowers – they’re not just a pair of cheap trainers modified to be attached to a stretcher. Even the heel restrains are 180kg climbing cord so not much chance of regatta umpires wrecking anything unless they break the stretcher! They’re a bargain at the price.
Tideway Scullers Coach