CHAPTER 3

Price and Value Are Different

Aqua Sphere is a brand of Italian swim goggles. Compared to classic swim goggles, they look funny. Instead of the common double-cup design, they have a single broad frame that embraces the face with a flanged silicone skirt. They look like a pair of ski goggles flattened.

To the swimmer, this design has advantages. The force exerted by the straps is comfortably distributed over a wider area of the face. The soft grab of the skirt minimizes leakage. The flatness reduces drag. And if the swimmer in the next lane errantly bats the frame, a cup doesn’t flip over to drive a convex solid into the eyeball.

For these reasons, many swimmers prefer Aqua Spheres to classic swim goggles. They’re superior.

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