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 on: September 15, 2015, 07:55:17 AM 
Started by Draco - Last post by Draco
I my self switch to New Balance 801 Clogs, granted they are not minimalist but because they are clogs i can generaly walk the same way and there is no heal and the height is usaly enough yo keep the ice,snow and water off my feet and of course no socks unless it's say maybe -20f then i just stay barefoot inside  Smiley  

but for an emergency like my car or truck braking down i keep some socks in the vehicle just in case, i would just wear mocks but they salt the roads here and that stains them very bad

Bah now i find that new balance no longer makes them any more, good thing i have a few hoarded away

 on: September 15, 2015, 07:36:50 AM 
Started by Draco - Last post by Draco
I am still wondering for my next pair of minnetonka mocks , cow, deer or moose? i have never been able to try anything but the cow leather, i am wondering would would wear well but still be light and comfortable

 on: September 15, 2015, 07:30:17 AM 
Started by xavierjaguilar - Last post by Draco
One think i forgot to add and i use this as an argument when on a job where you stand in one spot, no matter how much padding you have it becomes compressed and then useless, so all that padding people seem to like does nothing in that type of work, i also dont wear socks and get crap from my coworkers thinking they turn into a science project but when you wash your feet in the shower and wear shoes that just have a screen that passes air very easily then you dont sweat, i am at a loss to why other people dont realist that, it takes like 5-10 seconds to was your feet.

 on: September 15, 2015, 02:47:24 AM 
Started by crashnburn - Last post by crashnburn
There are some large "flattish mossy green slippery" rock surfaces where where is almost no way to grip with "normal" toes Smiley Maybe even when monkey footing Smiley ..

For those scenarios, what might better to 'tread' on?

 on: September 14, 2015, 12:25:29 PM 
Started by xavierjaguilar - Last post by Draco
I my self just use minimal on pavement and other hard stuff, even on the roof of my house i feel better in minimalist body glove shoes, the shingles tear them up a bit fast but the traction is far better then boots and i dont feel like Frankenstein's monster but when i am out hiking use the side of the trail that is grass or wood chips and just keep the shoes in my back pack just in case, i have been called a hippy a few times bit that does not bother me, i can move though the woods like a deer and leave them in my dust

 on: September 14, 2015, 03:00:29 AM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by nowster
Given everything you're saying, perhaps the problem is not with your shoes but more with your choice of practice area?

 on: September 13, 2015, 07:33:29 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by barefootin
Ah, but I already have stall slabs. They don't stay put.

You wouldn't move mine..  They are close to 85lbs each.  I can't slide them to adjust them on a smooth wood floor when fully unrolled.

If you master levitation, let us know... Cool

 on: September 13, 2015, 02:25:20 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by Sinocelt
Ah, but I already have stall slabs. They don't stay put.

I checked since my last post and carpeting wouldn't work:
  • Since my workout space is an open (if covered) space, dust would accumulate.
  • Since my workout space is an open (if covered) space, dust mites and other insects would colonize it.
  • Since my workout space is also someone else's workshop, thinks like fallen nails would be even harder to spot.
  • I would soon do to the carpeting what I did to my shoes -- i.e. pierce holes in it.

As for linoleum, should I even find some kind that isn't too slippery, I don't know how I would fix it to the uneven concrete floor. It wouldn't hold by itself (too light), nailing it to the concrete wouldn't work (it would soon tear out), and using some kind of glue is out of the question (the floor is too uneven).

Maybe I should learn to levitate.

 on: September 12, 2015, 12:44:28 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by barefootin
Definitely not linoleum.  It will be way too slippery...  Something to consider would be 1/2" thick or thicker stall mats.  They come in various sizes, most likely wouldn't slide around on you, could be rolled up when you are done, and would provide a little cushion if gravity one out on you...  I have them in my barn, garage/work shop floor, and even cut one up to cover the firewall and floor of my farm truck to cut down on some of the noise and heat in the cabin.  I'm not sure where you are located in the world, but here in the "States" a Tack Shop, Tractor Supply (TSC), Farm and Fleet, etc. usually stock a few sizes.   

 on: September 09, 2015, 07:55:51 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by Sinocelt
Nothing will stick on that uneven surface. It would need to be equalized first, and that's beyond my skills. I'll talk to someone about linoleum, though. Maybe large enough sheets wouldn't need to stick perfectly not to slide. But I doubt it. Linoleum is light, lighter than carpeting, and shuffling jumps and sudden changes of direction would make it slide under my feet. That's why, when I thought of covering the concrete, a wooden floor seemed to be the most realistic solution. But my wallet laughed at me.  Cry

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