This short note on the widely used Velcro in no way wishes to denigrate or run down the material. Because while velcro brand products have its numerous productive and practical uses, there will always be those odd sorts that do not seem to do the user much good.
And here again, it is not necessarily the product or the product manufacturer’s fault. The user of the object simply has not chosen wisely. In his rush to find an easy way out of things or enjoy something gimmicky or novel, he often does not think too much of the practical implications. Take this pair for good example.
It is a pair of Velcro sandals. Not only are the straps slapped with Velcro pads, the entire sandal is made from Velcro. Most of the time, it turns out to be quite snappy and convenient and even comfortable for the user. Because here again, he or she is perhaps using the object only as he or she should. These sandals would be perfect for knocking about in the garden. They would be perfect for an afternoon trip to the beach.
But they may not be ideal for long distance walks, certainly not for hiking in the mountains. And for that, in any case, there are your hiking boots or walking shoes. They may not be ideal for you to wear if you are above the average physically active. See how quickly these sandals or slip-ons wear out while you rough and tough about. And see how irritatingly frustratingly awkward it is to tie the darn Velcro strap on, again and again and it simply won’t.
And it is especially important for commercial and industrial consumers to choose their Velcro product line carefully, although for them, there is always custom work.