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post #1 of 40 Old 08-19-2011, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Do you wheel barefoot?

Title says it all. When i am going to be in a particularly muddy spot offroading i tend to ditch my Combat boots and go barefoot on the offchance i have to get out and hook a strap.

Am i alone in doing this? I did it this past weekend while wheeling with some friends up north and got a few odd looks (then again how often do you see a goth kid up north and offroading? XD)
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post #2 of 40 Old 08-19-2011, 01:52 PM
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Nope. I don't want to find out what is under that mud. Put a nail through my foot as a kid and do not want to repeat.
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I have shoes I only wheel in.


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Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_ View Post
I have shoes I only wheel in.
Same, but i'll usually wheel barefoot. I don't really wheel in mud at all anymore though.

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It may be me, but barefoot I have a better feel for the throttle brake and clutch. I would wheel with my shoes off untill I have to get out, then slip on some shoes.

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I wheel barefoot. Infact I prefer to be barefoot all the time.

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I enjoy being bare foot all of the time but , I wear my Redwing Boots when I go wheeling . I'm thinking about getting a pair of these shoes for when wheeling/ hiking in the moutains

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I wheel barefoot, but when I need to spot, get out ect I always put my boots on.

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Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_ View Post
I have shoes I only wheel in.
x2 except I mow the grass in them too.
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ive got boots, friends have waiters. i also dont want to find out whats in the mud. especially considering i now have chunks missing from my tires and i had 14 stiches put in both feet for going in barefoot last summer.
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I would wheel barefoot but the floor boards get way to hot to touch them without shoes even with shoes after a while it gets to hot.
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Flip - flops is the closest I'll get to barefoot. You have any idea how hot things get around here??
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Holy crap NO...You ever heard of goatheads??

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post #15 of 40 Old 08-19-2011, 08:08 PM
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Never, besides not knowing whats what in the mud, after about 5 minutes my floors are so hot you could cook an egg on them.
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