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Offline mwgm2020

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Footwear for FT?
« on: April 09, 2022, 01:18:16 AM »
I'm probably over thinking things, BUT.....

What do you guys use for footwear for shooting FT?  I recently saw a YouTube video for shoes for other shooting disciplines and it made we wonder what works for FT.
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2022, 10:34:06 AM »
Does ambient temperature make a difference?
I wear tennis shoes.
If I was in the woods (or Nevada) I might wear snake boots.
We have one shooter here in the SF Bay Area that wear flip flops all year long…
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 11:59:49 AM »
There is a FT match tomorrow that I want to join. The weather forecast is calling for rain today and tonight, with the temperatures tomorrow being 38-51. So the ground will be wet.
My other concern is the forced kneeling position and what foot wear works for that. I was shot in my right calf two weeks ago and it is still healing. So I’m a bit worried about how kneeling will effect my leg, and wondering if the right shoe or boot could help.
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2022, 12:04:09 PM »
I don’t kneel.
I shoot standing up.
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2022, 12:43:10 PM »
Comfort FIRST ... Support if required
Nothing special required IMO
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2022, 10:09:32 PM »
You had the answer, over thinking.
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Re: Footwear for FT?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 06:45:07 AM »
We have one shooter here in the SF Bay Area that wear flip flops all year long…

I am pleased to hear this, I had thought I was the only one. Also, I was unsure if there were any requirements preventing open toe shoes for safety reasons.