Preppers: Your Everyday Footwear


Preppers: Your Everyday Footwear

Several years ago someone asked about my choice of footwear and why I never wore slip on shoes in public, such as crocs and flip-flops. The answer was simple, “I want to be able to run if I need to.”  Even at home I rarely wear slip on shoes.

The person looked at me with glazed over eyes, like most sheeple have. Their response was along the lines of, “huh?”

In the hopes of wiping the glaze off their eyes I went into a little more detail: “Buildings catch on fire, car wrecks, explosion, something happens where you need to move quickly. I do not want to wear slip on shoes so I can run.”

The glazed look cleared a little, but it was obvious the wheels were not turning.

My attitude towards maintaining a level of readiness probably started in the 1970s with duck and cover drills. I remember my first grade teacher talking about what to do if we saw a mushroom cloud outside the school.

  • Do not look at the explosion. The flash will blind you and the flying glass from the windows will go into your eyes.
  • Duck under your desk.
  • Cover the back of your head with your hands.

Because the threat of nuclear war was supposed to be real, this was drilled into our young minds over and over.

Times have changed. The Soviet Union and the United States are supposed to be at peace. However, things happen in everyday life. In a split second we could be in a car wreck, a building catches on fire, a gas explosion, or active shooter.


My personal choice for everyday footwear is:

  • Tennis shoes with aggressive sole.
  • Hiking boots.
  • Work boots, leather upper, steel toe.

Cowboy boots and dress shoes with a slick bottom are out of the question.

Our ability to leave the affected zone improves our chance of survival. Do you really want a pair of flip-flops slowing you down?

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