I'm learning to walk, but I ain't got shoes.
August 31, 2010 5:56 PM Subscribe
Can you point me to shoes that won't cause me to slip, fall, and die?
posted by hal_c_on to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know what the hell is wrong with me. I'm slipping everytime the ground is wet.
I need shoes for walking in an urban environment. Sometimes hilly, sometimes not. But elevation doesn't seem to be a problem as I fall on flat paved surfaces.
I had a pair of casual Dr. Martens that I kept slipping in, so I started wearing my Saucony Hurricane XI that had about 10 miles on them.
I slipped so bad one time that I stumbled 20 feet before catching myself. I was all proud of myself until I realized everyone was staring at me. It was funny...kinda...but not at the moment. I knew I had a problem.
So I went to Rockport and bought a pair of their casual shoes that look kinda athletic, but are brown. Rockport XCS is line they are from. The salesguy said this would solve my problem, but he could have just been making a sale. Nope. Slipping all over the place.
I'm good when the ground is dry, but as soon as its wet, I'm close to slipping everywhere.
Some more info:
I grew up in and lived in very rainy areas and never had a problem before.
Everyone around me is walking around normally. They aren't taking deliberate steps when the ground is wet, like I am. Running shoes, casual shoes, high heels, everyone is walking fine...except me.
No, I am not affected when the ground is dry.
I have recently lost some weight (walking a lot), but don't seem to have a balance problem.
This has developed over the last few months; less than a year, but more than half a year.
Do I need athletic shoes, walking shoes, dress shoes, casual shoes, orthopedic shoes, what? I used to wear a lot of heavily marketed shoes (Nike, Adidas, skateshoes)but kinda stopped once I had ethical concerns about their manufacturing. I never had a slip problem then.
I'm willing to try stuff because its kinda rainy here.
So, if anyone can recommend a type of shoe, or a type of sole that I haven't tried but would work here, my body and self-esteem while walking would be really grateful.
Oh yeah, if you have any questions or need any info, go ahead and ask as I will be monitoring this thread.