Iguaneye Kickstarter

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  1. Gidds

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    I don't necessarily endorse this campaign but I thought it was interesting enough to share. I can't tell if they are zero-drop and I am not sure I like the word "support" being bandied about but I don't see any arch supports. I like the Amazonian inspiration.
     
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    I don't see this taking off. The toebox is narrow which doe not allow your toes to splay but most importantly it looks like a woman's shoe! What guy is going to wear this? Especially with so many other options available.
     
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    Looks pretty interesting to me. Thanks for the link, let's follow these guys and see where they end up. I'm half inclined to invest the 40 quid
     

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    strange looking shoes. i almost want to help because of his name, Olivier Taco. Ol have a Taco. if you say it in my spanglish-french accent.
     

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    I tweeted the guy awhile back to see if they were zero-drop or not. They aren't but they are pretty close. Zero-drop is kind of a big deal for me so I am sitting back and observing.
     
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    Good point Gidds, thanks!
     

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    Wow, thank you, these are looking interesting! I'm very tempted to try them out!
    On the other hand, I would like to know more about the material. They mention Amazonian Indians protecting their feet with pure latex. That 's probably fine for Amazonian jungles, but perhaps not for asphalt and abrasive trails. I mean, I work with liquid latex to make home felted slippers less slippery. Several layers of latex are fine inside the house but would rapidly be torn to pieces outside with just walking, let alone running. For Indians (and myself) it's of course quite easy to give it a new layer, if the previous one is worn out, but I wouldn't expect to have to do this on shoes.
     

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