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Old 02-23-2012, 06:47 PM
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Ok, I need shoes for work that feel good to be on my feet all day. I am not allowed to wear my VFF so I was looking at barefoot shoes without the toes .

So, any suggestions? I know nothing about the different ones
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:50 PM
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Ok, I need shoes for work that feel good to be on my feet all day. I am not allowed to wear my VFF so I was looking at barefoot shoes without the toes .

So, any suggestions? I know nothing about the different ones
Seriously?!
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:56 PM
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I'm not allowed to wear my VFFs at work either

I was thinking of trying on some of the New Balance Minimas, but I don't think I can shell out that much for a pair of shoes AGAIN. But anyway, those are the best I've heard of from several people.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:03 PM
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I've heard good things about the Minimas as well. Check birthdayshoes.com for minimalist shoe reviews - they are VERY detailed and well written ime.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:18 PM
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I have NB Minimas. I <3 them. I have VFFs as well but I've been wearing my Minimas for about a year now, the VFFs are recent.
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My Minimas, last summer. Drying on the grass at an agility trial after a certain FLATCOAT unloaded half a baby pool on them. They are the black version...they are black not purple...cell phone picture.

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Linds - remind me again what you do for a living?

For my last 4 jobs I was required steel toed shoes and a couple of times Yep... I really needed them so I don't want to say get flip flops when you really need a boot.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:32 PM
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She's a pharmacy tech. So unless some angry customer is planning to stomp on her toes, she doesn't need steel toed boots. And since Linds is disgustingly smiley and cheery, that isn't very likely to happen.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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My Minimas, last summer. Drying on the grass at an agility trial after a certain FLATCOAT unloaded half a baby pool on them. They are the black version...they are black not purple...cell phone picture.

To be honest I got all excited they had a purple like that until I read that it was just the photo

So question, do you wear them for everything or just for active stuff like agility? They comfy?

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Linds - remind me again what you do for a living?

For my last 4 jobs I was required steel toed shoes and a couple of times Yep... I really needed them so I don't want to say get flip flops when you really need a boot.
Yep, like Jes said (minus the disgustingly smiley and cheerful part, it's not disgusting!) I'm a pharmacy tech so no need for steel toed boots or anything of the sort. I just have a boss who's brain tends to explode at anything new or different.

And Emily, all I can say is: George
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So question, do you wear them for everything or just for active stuff like agility? They comfy?
Agility, running, to work provided I don't have a major meeting, hiking, working around home...

If I'm wearing shoes I am wearing them unless I have a compelling reason to NOT wear them. Like I have to dress nicely and I black sneakers won't slide. Or I'm working out in the woods and it's mucky, because like VFFs they are totally useless when it comes to keeping out wet/mud.

That said, I am not on my feet all that much at work, and I am usually not doing things that involve standing in place for ages at a time. I did wear them while leash-running for the 20" agility class a month or so ago...which was about 90 dogs and over 2 hours of either standing or walking...didn't bother me but it was on dirt and I'm used to the shoes.
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