Comment from: Kissel [Visitor]
Kissel

I shoot trap all the time in my Sprints here in S FL at Markham Park. Got lots of weird looks. Most of the people there are wearing hunting or hiking boots (I guess it goes with the redneck territory of gun shooting). Most ranges frown in flip-flops due to a hot brass falling on a bare foot. Shotgun shells are plastic, so you don't really have that problem. Besides, most shotguns either throw the spent shell 5-6 feet away (semi-autos) or you pull it out of the gun yourself (single shots).

The downside to wearing shorts and Sprints is that Markham is right next to the Everglades. Mosquitoes really like to hunt down that bare skin.

Can't wait for the weather to get cooler. Sweating all over a $2,000 shotgun makes me nervous about rusting. Might have to get out the old beater $200 gun until then. Mosquitoes are more or less gone in the winter, too.

09/24/10 @ 10:23
Comment from: Adam [Visitor]
Adam

Thinking about it, you probably get a heck of a lot more stability in toe shoes than shooting in regular shoes.

Might give it a try next time I'm clay pigeon shooting.

09/24/10 @ 11:24
Comment from: K-Romulus [Visitor]
K-Romulus

I don't know about it being "redneck territory," but most of the modern defensive shooting theory incorporates a stable base as being the foundation for all else, just like in other martial arts. FiveFingers are perfect for the foot component of that foundation, just as Robbie explained. I wouldn't be surprised if certain shall-not-be-named military units have already caught on to VFF.

09/24/10 @ 13:58
Comment from: nicholle [Visitor]
nicholle

I do archery all the time in my VFFs. They give you great stability. I get a few strange looks, but I know for a fact that some of my fellow shooters are envious of my shoes!

09/26/10 @ 18:43
Comment from: Daniel [Visitor]  
Daniel

hello I enjoy using my fivefingers but sometimes i get a lot of strange looks also, but still I am comfortable and very happy wearing them.

10/31/10 @ 16:18