That sucks, i had allways hoped thay would have had a shoe more like say what body glove had to offer, just a main toe box with a separate one for the big toe, i would have worn them had i found that style. I kinda think that lawsuit is just well over kill to be polite, common scence would tell you these shoes are not just for every one, you need to learn how to walk in them, learn how we used to walk before all the foam crap came out for normal shoes.
I worked at one job and had to stand in some spot and the foam in my shoes felt the same as the cement i was on, walking in then made me realize the ultra soft shoes made my feet weak
When i started with the mocks i quickly relised i needed to change my gait to avoid the huge slam my heel, legs and spine with experience and a slight change in the way i walk that is all gone, a mile barefoot or in mocks is just as comfortable as a 120 buck walking shoe
Oddly as a child my mom got my flip flops and a few other things but i hated seeing my feet back then and hated going barefoot, man now it's a total 180, barefoot when i can and i never wear socks unless it's life or death, before i moved away from home my mom would always ask where my socks where, i would tell her they where in the bedroom collecting dust, one time i walked into a small tv shop i worked at i had a tech ask me where my shoes where, i said in my car where they should be, lol My boss would let me work at the tv shop bare foot as long as i had something to put on when a customer came in. god i wish other places of work where like that
My observation is some people are flat foot and walk with all of it, people i have chatted with experience no pain or any other problems say an person with a collapsed arch would have. in my short observations where where intended to wack with an arch but some people that trait is gone and causes no injury or pain. I am far from a doctor so these are my observations and please take them like a personal opinion
yesterday i got the chance in years that at a local park that i could walk nearly a mile barefoot in fallen leaves, i had not done that since i was a kid and felt just plain awesome, i wish i whent with minimalist shoes long before, getting called a hippie for wanting to feel what i am walking on is only a minor annoyance , now at say a firing range the hippie jokes stop fast when people find out i am packing heat, but the reaction is still funny, i will be at my shooting bench barefoot and only slip on mocks to get to my paper targets.
but anyway the leaves made me feel like i was 5 again, my mom would not let me go barefoot in leaves but i did it anyway lol , it was a great tactile feel and for once and a while i had some good clean fun.
I even wadded into the local lake and holy cow it had to have been 40F so i quickly found some sun to soak in. this was on Sunday Nov 15th
Now that it;s the end of the summer and that one remember on that makers site kinda insulted me for wearing the double bottoms outside and on pavement, i believed he called me a moron, but it's November and i don't intent to wear them in deep snow i must give a general indication on there condition, the souls look more polished from the start and make then slippery on some floors but over all the tops look great, no lose stitching and no worn out leather, i tried reason with this guy saying you can''t scuff and walk with these, that's not the right way to walk anyway and will wear most shoes out, so as it looks i will get another year out of these and they are just the double bottom mocks from Minnetonka, they had sent me stuff for driving mocks but i drive barefoot so they would be a waste of money for me
I get called hippie a lot , some one will looks at my army jacket scan down and see that i am in mocks tens to throw them off a bit. I cant wear the VFF though the toe pockets drive me nuts (more then normal nuts that is lol)
Plantigrade animals are animals that walk on their entire foot. Humans are plantigrade, as are bears. Digitigrade animals are animals that walk only on their toes. Some examples of digitigrade animals include dogs, cats, and birds. I have been wondering lately which kind of foot in a human is more similar to the foot in a digitigrade animal: a foot with normal arches or a flat foot that overpronates. Does anyone have an answer, or maybe a hypothesis or a suggestion?