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    Question Barefoot shoes for work on asphalt?

    Hi guys!

    So I work as a security guard, and I've been wondering if there are barefoot shoes in the marked that aren't like the traditional Vibram Five Fingers, but rather, more like normal shoes in my line of work (which resembles military shoes), just with thinner sole on the shoe.

    Normal shoes, but with the principles of the barefoot shoes.

    Any ideas?

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    I don't know about shoes that resemble military gear, but I have had good results with buying flat shoes and removing the cushion thing on the inside. Those inner soles are usually padded thickly in the heel and once removed, reveal a thin rubber sole.

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    jujeki: nice what brand are those shoes?

    The thing is that it doesn't have to be military shoes, as long as they cover my feet and reaches my ankle. Preferably black or dark blue.

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    Skate shoe brands like Vans make a lot of flat shoes. I personally have an ancient pair of Sperry's slip on laceless shoes that I just took the inner sole out of a month ago. You could also just go to a store and look for shoes that have a removable sole (some are glued on, those would be more permanent choices to test) that fit your aesthetic fancy.

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    Merrell, perhaps? I wear Merrell barefoot shoes most of the time and really like them. This is the US site, but they have european web pages as well

    Men

    maybe this one.

    Barefoot Life Tour Glove - Men's - Casual Shoes - J41121 | Merrell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynna View Post
    That looks really good - sole is thin and I can squat without any hinder on my toes. I have to look into it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huarache Gal View Post
    Gobi Leather Mens looks too stylish to wear to work but they look very wearable for parties and events :P

    Mini-Mil, however, looks very interesting as I use shoes that has the similar look. And they aren't thick on the sole, either? They look kinda bulky :P

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    I have the mini-mil boots, and they are great so far!!! I have only had them for under a month, and I have only worn them about 8-10 times My right heel is a bit funny from a broken foot when I was a kid so it takes me quite a while to break in shoes.

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