Speedo Speed Socket Swim Goggle

3.9 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews
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  • TPR with Silicone Stap
  • Goggle worn by Michael Phelps.
  • 95% UV protection. Anti fog lens coating.
  • Unique low profile frame and lens.


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Product Description

The goggle worn by Michael Phelps while winnig seven medals at the 2004 Olympic Games. this is an excellent competition goggle that features a shatter-resitant, polycarbonate lens with UV protection and anti-fog and hypoallergenic comfort-fit seals. Comes with a silicone double-length head strap for a more secure fit.

Worn by Michael Phelps while winning seven medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, the Speedo Speed Socket is an excellent swim goggle for competition swimming. The low profile design offers great peripheral vision and the polycarbonate lenses are coated with anti-fog protection and block 95 percent of UV rays. The tight hugging lens gaskets have a hypoallergenic comfort-fit seal and the silicone headstrap is double-length for a more secure fit. It comes with three nose pieces to ensure a comfortable swim and avoid water intake.

Speedo's line of Competition swim goggles are designed for the serious competitor. Made from the highest-quality materials available, their low-profile design will give any swimmer the competitive advantage.

About Speedo
In 1914, Speedo was founded in Australia by Alexander MacRae, a 22-year-old Scottish immigrant who arrived in the country in 1910. The company began when MacRae Hosiery manufacturers, established by Alexander in 1914, extended the manufacture of underwear to swimwear and became MacRae Knitting Mills. A naming competition was held by the staff in 1928 and won by a Captain Parsonson, who coined the slogan, "Speed on in your Speedos." In 1929, the first swimsuits were in production and it didn’t take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of it’s manufacturing to war production, providing the armed services with vital equipment such as mosquito nets. After the war, Speedo opened a new factory and was able to re-establish itself, due to increased demand for swimsuits. In 1951, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, was incorporated and became a publicly traded company on the Sydney Stock exchange.

Speedo hit the international stage in earnest, at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and a few years later the brand grew on a more global scale. Export sales to the USA began and an international division was set up to monitor trade in New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. The expansion of the brand continued, and in 1976, Speedo was appointed as the official swimwear for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where 52 out of 54 countries wore their swimsuits.

Speedo continues to make its mark in the pool and on the beach today. Many world class athletes who wear Speedo include U.S. phenomenon Michael Phelps, legendary Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, world record holder Kosuke Kitajima from Japan, and Holland’s Inge de Bruijn.

What's in the Box?
Speedo Speed Socket swim goggle, three interchangeable nose pieces, hard plastic carrying case, printed instructions

  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 2 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00070QDV8
  • Item model number: 7500008-639
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 5, 2006
  • Domestic Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,092 in Clothing (See Top 100 in Clothing)
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    Verified Purchase
    I bought these for my son, who swims on a USA-Swimming club team. He liked them because (duh!) Michael Phelps wore them. But really, he tried them on at a swim meet, and with the different nose pieces we were able to get a very good fit (not easy). The black ones are really dark outdoors, and help a lot to protect his eyes (especially during backstroke). With the black frames, they look ominous (cool to a 10 year old). The clear ones are great indoors at winter meets. Some of the swim eqpt vendors said they don't stock these because the edges and fit feel "hard" to some swimmers, versus the more common "cushy" framed ones, and that may be an issue for daily workouts. So they seem a bit less popular than the other speedo models. The strap clasps work very well. On the neg (only reason for 4 stars) is the fact that although they are fog-free for the most part, we tried to wipe a little water out of them at a meet with a towel, and basically ruined the fog-free finish inside. Now there are permenant scratches inside, with no way to get rid of them. Especially noticable with the black goggles. A little less durable fog-free finish than other goggles we've had experience with. I'm told (after the fact, of course) to NEVER wipe the insides with anything, just rinse and air dry. Now we know. Hope this helps. (note: If possible, try them on first. The "hard" fit may not be for everyone)
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    Oh thank GOD! I have spent literally hundreds of dollars on every goggle out there on the market, looking for one that will actually fit my narrow face (and by extension, my 9 year old son's narrow face!), and finally, we found the Speed Socket.

    My biggest problems are getting goggles not to take on water, and not having them "flip" when I dive in. These are made such that they don't fit around the eye socket, they fit inside the socket, and as such, I have not had a single problem whatsoever.

    My son is a very competitive swimmer with a powerful butterfly. On his fly, the combination of the surge and the turn of the head to breathe pulls at goggles, and they have just never stayed well on his narrow face. He too loves the Speed Sockets, and absolutely refuses to wear anything else.

    Hooray for Speedo! Hooray for Speed Sockets! Hooray for the end to the looooooong search for something that works!
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    Color: Clear
    I've had trouble finding a good pair of goggles for a narrow face. From the reviews I thought these might work. At first I thought they were wonderful. They are definitely the most watertight goggles I've ever had. But after about 30 or 40 minutes they got to be very painful on my face. I usually swim for about an hour and by the end of that time I had deep red circles around my eyes even with the straps fully extended. In doing more research I see that Speedo has three different ratings for their goggles: "Competition," "Performance" and "Active." These are rated for Competition so are perhaps better suited for shorter workouts. "Active" are for recreational - vacations and such. I'm going to try a pair rated in the "Performance" category and see if they are more comfortable.
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    Color: Amber
    I distance swim(laps) so a comfortable goggle is a must. This goggle fits well but gets tighter as you pile on the laps. to the poingt that you need to stop and release the air behind them. These are not designed for distance. They are better suited for racing.
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    Let me preface by saying I swim daily for half hour to 1 hour. I've used many different goggles from my Speedo Vanquisher, Vanquisher 2.0, Aqua Sphere Kaman goggles, etc.

    In terms of fit, these are probably the most uncomfortable if you swim for long periods. The first time I used them, I felt my eyeballs were being pushed out of their sockets. After adjustment of the goggles, they fit better but after over half an hour doing laps, my head started to hurt. But for that first half hour, they felt actually pretty good.

    The advantage of this over my Vanquisher 2.0 goggles is they haven't fogged up yet. After a few weeks, the Vanquisher 2.0 goggles would fog easily. The disadvantage is these are blurry under water! Really blurry. With most goggles, the view under water is spectacular. The funny thing is the goggles' vision is good out of water but jump into the water and everything is blurry. However, the peripheral vision is better than my other Speedo goggles. They are also smaller and sleeker than the Vanquisher 2.0 goggles.

    Bottom line is I do recommend them because of the sleekness and the anti-fogging, but if you swim for half+ hours in the water often, they're not the most comfortable. And the blurry vision was disappointing. But blurry vision is still better than fogged vision. At least with blurred vision, I can still see lane lines, flags, and outlines of people. fogged is almost like swimming with your eyes closed.
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    Color: Clear Verified Purchase
    These have been my go to goggles for years. they are simple and keep a good seal. if you can help it, do not touch the inside lenses with your fingers ever! I know it sounds gross, but just put a little pool water in them before you get in, spit in them, tip them side to side until the spit/water combo covers the entire lens surface, then give the goggles a quick shake to jettison most of the spit/water liquid. Don't re-rinse them in the pool water, just put them on and start swimming. This is the only technique I've found in 30 years of lap swimming to keep goggles from fogging up. When you are done swimming, rinse them in fresh tap water and hang dry them separately, don't leave them in your swim bag. Try it, you won't be sorry.
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