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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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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.
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 didnt take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of its 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 Hollands 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
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Top Customer Reviews
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!
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I haven't swam with them yet but my first impression is that I don't I'll like them for the following reasons. 1. with the nose piece design they can only be used one way. Read morePublished 25 days ago by LB
My 14YO has been swimming competitively for years. He uses these and the Vanquisher 2.0s for practice, and these are also used as backup goggles during meets. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JP wadsworth
3 stars because it has the problem of getting foggy and i can not see anything then.Published 3 months ago by Leon Nuh
I'm not a fan of the way these fit. I'm a female with an average size face, I think. I have a pretty small nose. These goggles' eye pieces dig into the upper sides of my nose. Read morePublished 5 months ago by scrange