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Triple Jim

I've always felt that shoes are overrated and overused in the US and most other countries, but I do think heavy, protective footwear is necessary for motorcycle riding.  It increases the chance that I'll continue to have functional feet.

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shinyribs

I had a girl friend that moved to Hawaii in her late twenties and basically lived in flip flops and sandals from then on. In the space of a couple years her feet widened to the point where they wouldn't begin to fit in any of her shoes regular type shoes. It was pretty amazing to see when she'd come to visit. 

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shinyribs

Cool video. I enjoyed it. Then followed the prompts to the $200-300 shoes they want you to buy 😂 Had to see it coming. 

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7fold
5 hours ago, shinyribs said:

I had a girl friend that moved to Hawaii in her late twenties and basically lived in flip flops and sandals from then on. In the space of a couple years her feet widened to the point where they wouldn't begin to fit in any of her shoes regular type shoes. It was pretty amazing to see when she'd come to visit. 

I've been wearing barefoot shoes for years now and have similar issues haha. I dread wearing dress shoes when I need to go to a wedding or convention because they hurt after a while. I've gotten to the point where I can splay my toes and actually use them to grab things off the floor and pick them up. I think it comes in handy for things like laundry or my dog's toys, but my girlfriend thinks it's weird lmao. 

I do wear boots 100% of the time while riding, though, since I'd like to keep my feet/ankles protected in the event I go down.

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Mt707
8 hours ago, shinyribs said:

I had a girl friend that moved to Hawaii in her late twenties and basically lived in flip flops and sandals from then on. In the space of a couple years her feet widened to the point where they wouldn't begin to fit in any of her shoes regular type shoes. It was pretty amazing to see when she'd come to visit. 

I was dating this hippie chick and in the process I ended up in flip flops for about 4 years straight and my toes gaps widened out quite a bit. 
 

I always kinda assumed shoes would eventually put them back to where they where but, instead my pinky toes have slowly been rotated 90 degrees and gently pushed up under the toe next to them and the gap between the rest has stayed the same.  😕

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Triple Jim
Just now, Mt707 said:

I was dating this hippie chick and in the process I ended up in flip flops for about 4 years straight and my toes gaps widened out quite a bit. 
 

I always kinda assumed shoes would eventually put them back to where they where but, instead my pinky toes have slowly been rotated 90 degrees and gently pushed up under the toe next to them and the gap between the rest has stayed the same.  😕

It sounds like you might have been better off going with wider shoes rather than hoping your feet would get narrower.  🙂

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Mt707
Just now, Triple Jim said:

It sounds like you might have been better off going with wider shoes rather than hoping your feet would get narrower.  <img src=">

20/20 hindsight man 😑

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00RAH

just had a Newton moment and using using a pair of $1 thongs and spare shoelaces. voila!

havent tested running in em yet but im going now.

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klx678
On 3/24/2022 at 11:35 PM, Triple Jim said:

I've always felt that shoes are overrated and overused in the US and most other countries, but I do think heavy, protective footwear is necessary for motorcycle riding.  It increases the chance that I'll continue to have functional feet.

That seems like a kind of weird statement.  Never know what kind of crap one might step on, considering how a lot of inconsiderate assholes tend to throw their trash out wherever they damn please.   Plus around houses it may not be unusual for there to be some errant roofng nails and such if that kind of work has been done.  

Shoes in general, overrated?  I think not.   But if you're talking about all the goofy varieties of "specialty" athletic shoes, that's a different story.   I have no idea why a single company would need a half dozen different models of any specific type of shoe... except to try to sell more shoes to those infatuated with shoes.   When I was a kid it was Converse, PF Flyers, Keds, and generic cheapies - either black or white and some in high top or low cut.   Cool was black Converse low cut Coach shoes.   

I do get the idea of getting a good design shoe for foot health.  My wife wore crappy $10 canvas "tennis" shoes (like anyone would wear them for that) and had foot and back issues.  I finally got her to find a comfortable pair of reasonably priced shoes and, imagine that, the foot and back issues went away.  Then I finally got her to quit wearing one pair to death, but to have two pair so she could alternate and allow them to air out a bit.   Shoes last longer.   Plus a good pair of shoes will allow for foot width and if your foot widens from going without or wearing flip-flops the size needed may go up.  When I was a kid I wore 6-1/2 for years but now it is 7 or 7-1/2. 

Although I will admit I still wear my Converse All Star Chuck Taylors, aka arch killers.  But I've not had arch issues in over 50 years with them.   

 

After watching the video I see maybe wearing the crappy flat Converse Chuck Taylors may have kept my arches stronger than if I had worn Addidas or Nikes over the past 50 years.   Open toe box, wide, no "bandaid" effect other than not having tough skin from not wearing shoes.

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nozeitgeist1800

when i was in college, there was a kid who refused to wear shoes or any footwear. originally, the college just said no, not interested, but the dude made a big deal out of it and eventually they let him but made him sign like 5 different liability release forms and a ton of liablity acceptance - like if another student got sick because he wouldnt wear shoes, he would be the party responsible for compensating the student, not the school. was a massive thing, and super funny in an ironic sorta way because the dude ended up in the hospital and missed the last month or so because he got a hookworm infection (which spreads through bare feet) that nearly took a limb if i was told correctly. 

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