How to change walking style/gait to save on laundry bills?
March 6, 2014 3:09 AM Subscribe
I 'kick up' a lot when I walk in damp conditions; when it's raining I have mud splashed up the back of my calf to my knee within five minutes. Others do not, so why? How do I stop it?
posted by AFII to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe I'm just not looking carefully enough at other people's calves, but as far as I can tell I'm really bad for making a mess - it's so bad that I routinely don't wear paler colours on my legs when the ground is wet (and I'm in the UK, so that's, uh, most days!), and I have to walk between buildings for work and it's almost impossible to stay smart and clean.
Possible factors: I'm short, so it's not hard to splash up to my knee; I walk pretty fast, and I think I have quite a big stride for my height.
Unlikely factors: heel height and shoe/boot choice don't seem to make a difference.
Is it just me? Is there anything I can *do* about this?