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Octogrip Stealth trainers from Henri Lloyd

20th October 2009
Octogrip Stealth trainers from Henri Lloyd
Racing sailors searching for a lightweight sailing shoe need look no further than Henri Lloyd’s Octogrip Stealth trainer. Used by some of the world’s top sailors aboard some of the fastest, high-performance racing boats in the world, these shoes have proved they are already more than a few steps ahead on the racecourse.

Grip, flexibility, and quick drying properties are the most important aspects to consider when designing a high performance shoe, according to Henri Lloyd, there is no compromise with the Octogrip Stealth. The designers have worked on the development of this product and have come up with a shoe incorporating all the important qualities including a more robust skeleton constructed of highly durable injection moulded Textured PU, synthetic, and a fast drying sports mesh. They are super-lightweight, breathable and, with the combination of a razor/sticky compound rubber moulded outsole and interconnecting water dispersal channels that work in tandem to push away excess water beneath the sole, are guaranteed to provide a firm footing.

tuesday1.jpg The shoe has been built to get wet, but dry fast thanks to the mesh upper and drainage holes built into the Textured PU toe guard, and the continuous shockcord, speed lacing system helps to provide plenty of support even in the most extreme aerobic situations.

Pete Cumming – Oman Sail Extreme 40 skipper – says a lightweight, flexible shoe is paramount on boats like Extreme 40s: “The Octogrip Stealth trainers were tested during the iShares Extreme 40 Series; therefore I really put them through their paces. They are flexible, lightweight and extremely comfortable. One of the best features I found however was how the shoe retained no water due to the drainage holes and that the trainers dried overnight.”

The Octogrip Stealth has a RRP Stg£70, comes in White/Carbon and Carbon/Hi-Vis/White, in sizes UK: 6–12

Irish Henri Lloyd Stockists

CH Marine, Cork

Dinghy Supplies, 46 Dublin Road, Sutton, Co Dublin. Tel: +353 (0)1 8322 312

Matthews Centre, Cork

Pro Rig, Howth, Co Dublin

Union Chandlery, Cork

Viking Marine, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin and Kilcoole, Co Wicklow




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