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Billabong, Billabong Split toe boots

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Title Billabong Split toe boots
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Manufacturer Billabong
Date 2009
Description A pair of 'Billabong' split toe surfing boots with rubberised sole for added grip. These boots, from the 2000s, are made of Neoprene and have stitched and glued seams. Neoprene is the trade name for a synthetic rubber developed by DuPont scientists in 1930. The main polymer component is polychloroprene. The polymer structure can be modified to achieve a wide range of physical properties making it suitable for a variety of applications. When formed into sheets, it is highly suited to use in wetsuits and surf wear. It is highly flexible, has good insulating properties, is lightweight, has good resistance to damage caused by flexing and twisting and is resistant to degradation from the sun. Neoprene is commonly lined with Lycra, Spandex or Nylon for added strength and when wool or titanium fibre is incorporated, thermal properties are enhanced.
Accession Number AIBDC : 005853
Dimensions height 195mm, width 95mm, depth 250mm
Materials plastic, Neoprene - trade name, polychloroprene
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
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Method machine stitched
Object Type footwear



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