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Treading down the backs of shoes/trainers

Post by Barnsley » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:24 am

This has had me puzzled since I got to Singapore ......

I have noticed a lot of folk tread the backs of their shoes down.

They then proceed to shuffle along instead of walking as obviously the footwear is not on correctly.

Why?
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Post by bgd » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:38 am

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I'm still trying to figure out why motorcyclists ride with one foot almost dragging on the ground.

Haven't had a chance to think about trainers yet. :wink:

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Re: Treading down the backs of shoes/trainers

Post by the lynx » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:44 am

Barnsley wrote:This has had me puzzled since I got to Singapore ......

I have noticed a lot of folk tread the backs of their shoes down.

They then proceed to shuffle along instead of walking as obviously the footwear is not on correctly.

Why?
If these people are women, it is because those slip-ons bite at the heel and the only way to get around it (without having to use band aids or socks) is to tread the back down.

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Post by Steve1960 » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:58 am

My mother used to slap my legs for treading down the backs of my shoes!

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Re: Treading down the backs of shoes/trainers

Post by Barnsley » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:58 am

the lynx wrote:
Barnsley wrote:This has had me puzzled since I got to Singapore ......

I have noticed a lot of folk tread the backs of their shoes down.

They then proceed to shuffle along instead of walking as obviously the footwear is not on correctly.

Why?
If these people are women, it is because those slip-ons bite at the heel and the only way to get around it (without having to use band aids or socks) is to tread the back down.
Its been guys this week.... but if you want backless shoes dont buy ones with backs.

They cant be comfortable to walk in either.
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Post by Addadude » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:13 am

Maybe they just like that shuffling sound?

Mum's screaming "Lift your feet when you walk!" is rarely heard here.
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:21 am

Some people like step-in shoes...

...easier to take them off when they go into mosques, temples or homes, or when they want to put up their feet when sitting down somewhere, chilling or for when they want to pick on their toes.
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Post by PNGMK » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:26 am

They're converting none slip on shoes to slip ons.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:30 am

PNGMK wrote:They're converting none slip on shoes to slip ons.
They're too lazy to find shoe-looking slippers.

I once had a pair of such. I wore them inside my old office where us code monkeys who never face people outside of code monkey central because we spend all daylight hours indoors were required a certain dress code. They let us wear slippers for comfort by our desks but they told us to put on our shoes if we'll walk around even if just to get some water.

So I bought rubber slippers that look like leather shoes. I'd come in for work in the morning, take off my shoes, put on those slippers and no violation of the dress code!

I'm kinda surprised no one thought of marketing slip on shoes for men in Singapore.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:27 pm

They do. They're called Crocs. :lol:
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:39 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:They do. They're called Crocs. :lol:
They're obviously not popular enough for people to stop treading the back of their shoes.
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