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ThaBoomerang
02-04-2007, 06:51 PM
Having experienced Bonnaroo last year and working in a running store, there's no doubt that running shoes are the best footwear for a festival. I'll definitely keep my sandals around the campsite, but having the cushioning of a decent running shoe makes all the difference in the world. I tried both sandals and Walmart sneakers at Bonnaroo and my feet hurt with both. I'll be prepared this time around.

Also, a synthetic sock (running sock) as opposed to a moisture-holding, all-cotton sock will make a difference.

I know I sound like a dork, but at least I didn't mention the store I work for to increase business. I'm sure you guys can find what you need on your own.

vinylmartyr
02-04-2007, 07:05 PM
wow

napaquetzalli
02-04-2007, 07:07 PM
vans

tiffdud41
02-04-2007, 08:11 PM
there's nothing wrong with sounding like a dork as long as you're will to admit it

smilingdownward
02-04-2007, 08:16 PM
http://www.zcoil.com/products_styles.html

invisiblerobots
02-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Thanks for providing some informative advice - dorks are generally well received around these parts. Bonnaroo affiliation, not so much... :thu Take care of your arches y'all, 3 days/12 hours a day is a long time.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
02-04-2007, 08:38 PM
My footwear of choice - never let me down.


http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e304/BigRedRobbo/AdidasCampus.jpg

dvdestrd
02-04-2007, 11:03 PM
Vans are a horrible idea for walking around all day in them. A safe shoe would have to be a pair of sauconys.

daniel
02-04-2007, 11:45 PM
hey! just bought a new pair of New Balance Running Shoes today that I am going to break in for coachella. Good advice. I wore sandals in 2005, i went barefoot most of the day.

keybump
02-05-2007, 12:11 AM
Vans are fine if you wear one of the models with some arch support. TNT2s ect.

matsuolost
02-05-2007, 12:23 AM
pure asics for me

tessalasset
02-05-2007, 12:30 AM
i love converse.

smoke
02-05-2007, 12:54 AM
i agree with the running shoe. new balance are good

Carlo Von Sexron
02-05-2007, 12:56 AM
I think I'm finally ditching the flip-flops this year and going with my Nike Shox. So damn comfy and supportive.

Sally Cinnamon
02-05-2007, 02:47 AM
so i dont need to bring my fancy wellies then?

KYSER*HENDRIX
02-05-2007, 05:33 AM
In 2002 after the first day, my dogs were barking. 4 of us decided to go to target and get some of those dr. scholls gel inserts. After about 2 hrs of feeling ok they made it worst. We were not gellin at all. Like boomerang said running shoes are the way to go.....

Dr. anitgellin

momof5
02-05-2007, 07:34 AM
I reccomend Danska Sandals (I got mine at The Walking Store) and they have been to 4 coachellas and many more concerts. Sneakers make my feet too hot and the Danskas are supposed to be good for your feet. The only downside is your feet will be filthy!

waxybk
02-05-2007, 09:11 AM
new balance is my choice

ThaBoomerang
02-05-2007, 10:11 AM
When it comes to brand, it's all a matter of what fits. Cushioning is what's most important, and cheap shoes usually lack proper cushioning. Is arch support needed? That depends on your feet. People with low arches could probably use it. New Balance, Saucony, Asics, Brooks, Adidas, Mizuno and Nike all make good shoes, but you need to figure out what fits you the best. There are plenty of other brands that will suffice. Just don't get shoes that are too short or narrow. The bigger the better because your feet will swell with all that walking. Two common misconceptions: shoes will stretch and they need to be broken in. Neither is true. They should fit right from the start.

SFChrissy
02-05-2007, 10:20 AM
Amen...the thongs are great for airing out those toes...

but good support tennies are deff!!!

Carlo Von Sexron
02-05-2007, 10:24 AM
In 2002 after the first day, my dogs were barking. 4 of us decided to go to target and get some of those dr. scholls gel inserts. After about 2 hrs of feeling ok they made it worst. We were not gellin at all. Like boomerang said running shoes are the way to go.....

Dr. anitgellin

The gels are a joke. You need to get the Dr Scholl's Arch Support inserts. I use those everyday in all my shoes.

amyzzz
02-05-2007, 10:36 AM
I usually wear Docs for comfort and because they protect my feet better than athletic shoes, although athletic shoes are generally a bit more comfortable.

tessalasset
02-05-2007, 10:47 AM
Two common misconceptions: shoes will stretch and they need to be broken in.show me a hiking shoe that you did not have to break in that did not give you blisters after hiking in them for a week.

JustSteve
02-05-2007, 11:47 AM
i will be wearing my mephisto's, $350 for the pair was money well spent! i used to have a ton of foot pain because i would walk around in sandals 99% of the time, that's what it's like living at the beach :) but i couldn't take the pain any more. i had tried many different "walking" shoes and these things are the best of the best. it's like walking on baby's butt's, so soft and airy!

Kali27
02-05-2007, 12:14 PM
Barefoot is the way I go...

smilingdownward
02-05-2007, 12:16 PM
i will be wearing my mephisto's, $350 for the pair was money well spent! i used to have a ton of foot pain because i would walk around in sandals 99% of the time, that's what it's like living at the beach :) but i couldn't take the pain any more. i had tried many different "walking" shoes and these things are the best of the best. it's like walking on baby's butt's, so soft and airy!

i have foot pain too (plantar fash)and on my feet 12 hrs at a time. i have been using z-coils for about a year and a half and i love them but they are ugly as sin. where do you get mephistos? are they goodlooking? i guess i should search for it

ThaBoomerang
02-05-2007, 06:08 PM
1. You might need to break in hiking boots, but since this isn't Yosemite and you should be wearing sneakers, you won't need to break those in. The right pair of sneakers for you will need no break in.

2. $140 and you can get a top-of-the-line sneaker. $350 is ridiculous. I firmly believe anyone, even with foot problems, can find a good sneaker and arch support for $175 or so. Most people can find something pretty good for half that.

frijolesdelaolla
02-05-2007, 06:15 PM
Saucony Jazz. mine are comfy enough to walk all day in them and old'n'filthy enough for me not to start a fight with every single person that steps or spill their shit all over them... sneaker freaks say WORD.

smilingdownward
02-05-2007, 06:26 PM
2. $140 and you can get a top-of-the-line sneaker. $350 is ridiculous. I firmly believe anyone, even with foot problems, can find a good sneaker and arch support for $175 or so. Most people can find something pretty good for half that.

z coils are 200$ a pair and worth it. and lots of times they give you discounts if you are in a certain field that stands on your feet all day.

but if you cant aford that or you already have a pair of NB, they are too.

JustSteve
02-05-2007, 06:41 PM
$350 is ridiculous.

have you ever owned a pair?

Leckie
02-05-2007, 07:44 PM
what!? no rubber boots?