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Old 04-18-2019, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shoes for scenario play?

What shoes do you wear for scenario play?

It sort of covers all things from wooden structures to grassy fields to hard trails and everything in between.

I usually wear hiking shoes, but thought maybe trail runners would be a more appropriate solution.

What do you wear/recommend?
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I use trail running shoes and specifically I find some with very aggressive tread. Been great because I don't have to worry as much about slick rocks and trees as I would if I had cleats and they do good on almost any surface you are likely to play on

I can go find the exact ones I use when I get home if you want. They were "last year's" model when I got them, ordered through eBay and payed $30 rather than $90 for the "current" ones. The only down side was they shipped from China so I had to wait like 3 weeks. Been using then for a year at this point though
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I use trail running shoes and specifically I find some with very aggressive tread. Been great because I don't have to worry as much about slick rocks and trees as I would if I had cleats and they do good on almost any surface you are likely to play on

I can go find the exact ones I use when I get home if you want. They were "last year's" model when I got them, ordered through eBay and payed $30 rather than $90 for the "current" ones. The only down side was they shipped from China so I had to wait like 3 weeks. Been using then for a year at this point though
Would definitely like that link. Fees like aggressive tread, light(er than boot) weight and durability are the three main touching points. I have Castle in three weeks, so China might be out, but it’ll give me an idea. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i wore my "lackland loafers" for many years.. full leather combat boot, was nice having waterproofing up over the ankle, also allows you to blouse your pants so you dont get chiggers up your legs as easily..

but seeing as how those boots are long since retired and sucked on dirt with bigger rocks. i typically tend to go with waterproof trail running shoes.

another option that i have been dying to try, but it wouldn't be using them for their intended purposes would be reebok's spartan race shoes called the all terrain super

they were made for obstacle course racing, and are the opposite of waterproof (instead they have drains to chanel the water out)

they are lightweight, can handle a half marathon trail run while being submerged and drying out several times, they have a really aggressive tread with extra grip on the toes, and they dont kill your feet

https://www.reebok.com/us/all-terrai....0/CN6283.html

you can sometimes get the older version on clearance for better prices, but there's just something in my brain about taking shoes that were made for water, dirt and running and splattering paint all over them.. dirt and mud wash off. paint, sometimes not so much

also found a pair of all black ones for 99
https://www.reebok.com/us/all-terrai....0/CM8920.html

i cant attest to the durability of the 3.0, but i ran the 1.0 through 5 races until the fabric failed on one part.. they took a TON of abuse and just kept smiling.. and i could clean them off with the hose
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Found them

https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...ing-shoes-mens

I believe mine are the speedcross 3, very minor differences. I can't tell you too much in the durability other than they have been to a few major events and been through the washing machine about 4 times and are still going strong

I'm sure you can find some of the new ones to get to you before your event but if you want to save some money I would try eBay and see if anyone has shipping options that would work for your timeline

If I remember right the sizes are fairly true to size

O, they are very lightweight, sole is still strong enough to protect your foot though

I have yet to get shot in the top of the foot though
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I've been using a pair of Merrel Moab waterproof sneakers for a long time. It's about time to replace them as the tread is nearly worn down. Nice tread and really are waterproof. I'll even use them while kayaking in spring and late fall so my feet don't get cold and wet when I put in and take out.

https://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Mens-...gateway&sr=8-3

I got mine on clearance years ago so I didn't pay that much for them.
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I used to wear trail running shoes until I played a day after a heavy down pour. My feet were soaked within minutes and I spent too long recovering from blisters. I now wear a pair of trail hiking boots, waterproof.
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yeah i feel like the water issue can be fixed 2 ways, either water channeling for quick drying and keeping water from staying in the shoe, or keep it from getting in the first place.

downside to option 1 is occasionally you will have wet feet.
downside to option 2 is that if it does get in over the top, it aint leaving
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This is what I have been wearing https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I really like the traction and feel of them. They breath great. They will NOT keep your feet dry in rain or mud but they do dry out fairly quickly. I haven't worried about it too much because I always have an extra pair or shoes and a few extra pairs of socks when I go out. Might not be best for all situations but lots of different terrains and a hot day. Perfect.
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I have been wearing merrell trail running shoes for a little over 2 years now and by far my favorite over cleats. Instead of going for the water proofing i just embrace the wetness and go with a shoe that breathes really well, almost like a mesh material.

i have worn one pair out (mesh ripped) but i play normally twice a month if not 3 times if the wife lets me. i have been on the hunt for a back up pair but havent found anything else id like to try yet.
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