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AntonyGoodman
05-11-14, 13:11
Hi,

Just seen these on Kickstarter. Are they allowed?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/873858308/your-shoes-just-got-insanely-easy-zubits-make-them?ref=nav_search

Thanks,

Antony

Lee Lifeson-Peart
05-11-14, 13:11
They don't look sharper than any other bits of boot - with the magnets encased in plastic.

I'd say they were alright for RU. They look a bit fashion victimish and I'm not sure I'd like to kick with them on.

I'd also say to the wearer - you lazy bast@rd!

Simon Thomas
05-11-14, 14:11
Until approved by IRB or RFU, I would not allow them for two reasons :

Hard surface, with edges and corners on top of a boot - potentially dangerous, especially to eyes
Easy to snap open in contact with possible self or opposition player injury from loose boot

Lee Lifeson-Peart
05-11-14, 16:11
Until approved by IRB or RFU, I would not allow them for two reasons :

Hard surface, with edges and corners on top of a boot - potentially dangerous, especially to eyes
Easy to snap open in contact with possible self or opposition player injury from loose boot

Having seen ST's post I would now suggest that given the (advertised) ease of them sliding off when stood on then they are probably not the best things to be used for scrummaging.

So I have changed my mind.

Have said that the stud check tends to be just that (perhaps incorrectly) and I only really look at the soles and unless bits are hanging off/sticking out (some Nike boots used to allegedly) I probably wouldn't notice them.

I recall refereeing youth rugby that some used have a penchant of not fastening their laces but tucking them down the inside of the upper (eh?). I always used to insist the Forwards fastened their laces properly (if they were able to) or get their mum to come on and do it. I tied one useless bugger's myself - Cuh! The youth of today (well a few years ago).

AntonyGoodman
05-11-14, 19:11
Will be interesting to see if the kids start trying to wear them. We will find out when they start selling them in January.

Thanks,

Antony