Newbie with chafed heels

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Newbie with chafed heels

Post by dlhamby » February 3rd, 2007, 4:56 pm

Put the beast together and rowed in street shoes. Bad move. They were loose and I blistered my heel. I knew better. I'd been rowing for a couple of years at the Norfolk VA YMCA and have had similar problems with various shoes.

As a boy, I lived across the street from Red Top, Harvard's camp in Gales Ferry CT where the crew trained for the Yale-Harvard regatta. Topsiders and Converse sneakers were popular around the camp in the '60s but I have no idea what they wore on the water.

From my experiences to date, something that fits like a glove, maybe water shoes of one sort or another. What works for you?
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Post by PaulS » February 3rd, 2007, 8:10 pm

See Swing Slings at my website below, you need a CBreeze for your new machine anyway. :wink:
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