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These weird sticker-like soles protect your feet when walking barefoot

If you’ve ever been in sticky situations wishing you wore shoes or flip-flops, or to a trip that turned too casual for actual footwear, this may be the product for you.

Like most bright ideas looking for a push, this one got itself a Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling. Founded by Italian innovators Sabato Alterio and Michele di Lauro, NakeFit is a design for stick-on “hypoallergenic adhesive pads for walking freely wherever you want.”

They’re advertised to be elastic, waterproof, and anti-slipping/cutting – and being marketed for pool, spa, and beach use, as well as several urban settings.

A pack for either men/women/children will have 10 pairs, and comes in black, pink, and light blue.

Chinelos serão substituídos por adesivos? A marca italiana NakeFit criou um adesivo para os pés que promete ser mais confortável que os usuais chinelos. Funciona da seguinte maneira: você cola o adesivo na sola dos pés e sai andando por ai como se estive descalço. Pode andar na areia, correr na calçada, entrar no mar ou até mesmo na piscina. No site, as informações são que os adesivos mantém os pés protegidos e o que já é feito normalmente, pode continuar sendo feito com mais conforto. Eles surgiram nas cores azul, rosa e preto, e estão sendo vendidos por 26 euros, aproximadamente R$ 97. A ideia é prática, mas não reutilizável, já que os adesivos só podem ser usados por 24 horas. #chinelos #adesivos #italia #nakefit #pés #euros #conforto #Atualize #DiaOnline

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It basically looks like a beta version of Vibram FiveFingers, without the constricting feeling and much less protection. While the intentions are good (we love products that get people to go out), our big gripe with it is that it’s single-use. Can you imagine the waste produced by this product alone?

Итальянская компания Nakefit разработала новый вид обуви, заменяющий пляжные шлепанцы. ⠀ Новинка представляет собой подошвы, которые приклеивают на ступни. В подобной обуви можно ходить по раскаленному песку на пляже или по камням, не боясь обжечь или поранить ноги. Такие наклейки также предлагается использовать в бассейне, чтобы защитить ступни от инфекций. ⠀ Подошвы от Nakefit являются водонепроницаемыми и термостойкими. Они выпускаются в черном, розовом и голубом цветах и продаются партиями по 10 пар за 30 долларов. ⠀ #nakefit #шлепки #сланцы #подошвы

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And while it doesn’t seem durable enough for hiking and other ‘rough’ outdoor activities, it’s interesting to see how the running community utilises it (as discussed in the link below).

The product has already earned over 12 times its Kickstarter target, so quite a few people are certainly looking forward to it.

What do you guys think? NakeFit or pass?

Via Running Magazine

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