We have officially received a patent on our AQx Aquatic Training Shoes (US Patent No. 7,794,364)! This process took over 5 years to complete and we are honored to be able to provide our customers with a design that no other company in the world offers.
Click on the diagram to the left to view the AQx ATS features!
The patented AQx Aquatic Training Shoes (US Patent No. 7,794,364) are designed to simulate on-land movements while in low-impact or zero-gravity aquatic environments. Designed with strategically-placed hydrodynamic fins on each side, the ATS add 20-30% more resistance to many aquatic exercises at a medium pace. They also have a sticky rubber out-sole that has been rigorously tested to prevent slipping on most pool surfaces. The ATS feature a cushioned insole for greater comfort, arch support for stability, and drainage ports for quick drying. They are constructed with premium quality neoprene, leather-like fabric, and mesh to increase longevity of the shoe; they also have a bungee lace-up system for a snug, secure fit. They have been proven to increase caloric expenditure by 9% at a sub-maximal level as compared to running barefoot in the water.
The ATS is designed for:
· Deep water running to simulate running on land without the impact on your joints
· Shallow water drills and plyometrics to build speed, agility, and quickness
· Rehabilitation and therapy exercises
· Aquatic fitness
· Overall core strengthening
ATS Sizing Suggestions:
Our current shoes come in whole sizes only and, like some running shoes, run about a ½ size small. If you wear a ½ size, have an above average width foot, arthritis in your toes, or whole sizes run snug on you, we recommend you go up one size. Example: if you wear a size 8 1/2 and have on of the above challenges with your feet/shoes, we would recommend a size 9. Our current shoes are slightly wider at the opening, but we are sorry to say they do not accommodate extra wide feet such as DD and EE; men's shoes are slightly wider than women's. If you order in the USA and upon receiving the shoes you would like to exchange for a different size, please email or call and we can send a new size with a return label for the size that does not fit.
If you have sizing questions, please give us a call at 1-855-371-3787 or email