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Question halfling needs Asian-fit SMITH I/O goggles from Japan ... how to buy!?

Tried on some standard Smith I/O goggles at the local joint...the style rocks and vision field is ginormous, but there's this air crack at my halfling nose bridge. I heard Smith doesn't sell their "Asian-fit" in the US like Oakley does. GOogle showed me the way to Smith Japan...but I can't read Japanese:

SMITH JAPAN?SNOW GOGGLES?I/O
<--- btw...there's more than four styles...just hover your mouse cursor to the right of the goggles and a scroll tab appears

How can I order these Asian-fit I/O goggles from Smith Japan? Um...on second thought..."24150 Japanese yen = US$309.42" ...maybe a nose job would be cheaper?

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the I/OS is a slimmer fitting I/O
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yeah...tried the I/OS but the field of view wasn't as impressive as the big I/O. Is there a way to DIY foam around the nose bridge for the American I/O?
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I got the same problem lol. i have the ios and i have to wear my goggs pretty low to cover the gap at my nose. I've been looking into adding foam but have no idea how i'd attach it.
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I got the same problem lol. i have the ios and i have to wear my goggs pretty low to cover the gap at my nose. I've been looking into adding foam but have no idea how i'd attach it.
I do that now on my goggles....I find some foam at Michael's craft store that is soft enough for my liking...Then I cut it into strips wide enough to HOT GLUE onto the nose bridge area. Ba da bing asian fit...Im asian BTW
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I do that now on my goggles....I find some foam at Michael's craft store that is soft enough for my liking...Then I cut it into strips wide enough to HOT GLUE onto the nose bridge area. Ba da bing asian fit...Im asian BTW
What kind of hot glue and foam do you recommend? Thanks!
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What kind of hot glue and foam do you recommend? Thanks!
Get any hot glue gun that takes those hot glue sticks. The glue gun is like 14 bucks and the bag of glue sticks only costs like 8...Then go to Home Depot or Lowes search around for some foam that is soft enough to your liking, (i used the the foam paint brush from the paint aisle), I cut them to size and glued them on! hot glue gun + foam = ninja profit!
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Tip: Try a dollar store, you can get mini glue guns and foam paint brushes for even cheaper. The glue is all the same, you can buy hardcore glue gun glue but that is not needed for foam.
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i tried alot of those "asian fit" goggles (also own a pair of the oakley a-frame ones) but they generally dont work well. i find a normal pair works better. just wear the goggles a tad lower and the gap will go away
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I do that now on my goggles....I find some foam at Michael's craft store that is soft enough for my liking...Then I cut it into strips wide enough to HOT GLUE onto the nose bridge area. Ba da bing asian fit...Im asian BTW
Thats what i was thinking of doing but figured it would make a huge mess. got any pics
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