Dryworld Is Everywhere
It is with great pride that CW can now announce its relationship with Dryworld Industries, joining other prominent rugby bodies, Rugby Canada and BCRN. As published elsewhere on this site, Co-owner and CW faithful, Matt Weingart, yesterday presented a pair of Dry Feet to John Braddock. Matt's business partner is another CW former player, Brian McKenzie.
So, just what is this Dry Feet product? Some time back, Matt had a light go on when he was examining a pair of cycling slip ons. Three years later, after much experimentation, the initial run of 300 pairs has occured solely for rugby, soccer and football cleats. They are an exterior shoe "sleeve" made from neoprine, lightweight (2ozs), offering complete water resistance as well as compression for the foot. In fact, as CW players viewed the product, one lad suggested that the other week when a game was played against James Bay in an unbelievable deluge, his shoe/sock weight might have been reduced by six ounces per foot.....that's a lot of extra unwanted weight to lug around for eighty minutes on a wet afternoon, not to mention training nights. The product simply "rolls over" the boot.
Matt and Mac have done their homework. Julian and Art Savea (All Black) and NZ Super 14 players;Allistair Kelloch, Glasgow's Captain; Lewis Evans (Newport); Brian O'Driscoll; Charlie Hodgson (all time, Aviva Premiership points scorer) from Saracens; DTH Van Der Merwe (Glasgow); Phil McKenzie (Sale Sharks) and Jamie Cudmore (Clermont) are but a few who are already kitted out with Dry Feet. Matt and Mac are not sitting on their duff, their promotional tent is "all over" and when our current weather finally disappears and the Fall "lows" come into play, you could do well to consider the investment. The chaps are also looking at jersey development, waterproof, breathable, thermo regulating! Ya gotta like this enterpreneurship. Pictured - Matt is a winner and we wish Dryworld the best.