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Best Sneakers for urbex?
< on 3/10/2019 9:33 PM >
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What are the best sneakers for urbex? In terms of comfort, looks, and safety




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< Reply # 1 on 3/10/2019 9:45 PM >
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High top lace up boots.
Save your ankles... don't screw around.
There are good reasons the military wear boots... and many apply to splorers.




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Depends on the place. You don't want a nail through the foot or soaking feet but you also might not want a 10lb pair of boots. I wear regular tennis shoes with holes in the side and the soles peeling off. I just need to be extremely careful where I step. It's probably smart to wear your most comfortable shoes but bring a pair of boots just in case. It doesn't hurt.




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Depends on the place. You don't want a nail through the foot or soaking feet but you also might not want a 10lb pair of boots. I wear regular tennis shoes with holes in the side and the soles peeling off. I just need to be extremely careful where I step. It's probably smart to wear your most comfortable shoes but bring a pair of boots just in case. It doesn't hurt.


All fine and good until you overturn your ankle severely to the outside.
By the time you're my age you'll know several people who have done this.
Pretty much impossible to surgically repair with a good success rate.
You don't know when you'll do it until it's done.
Sploring isn’t like running down a sidewalk.

Laced tight high top boots will help keep your ankle in one piece in missteps, falls and unplanned jumps.
Also helps protect the Achilles tendon from direct impact, lacerations and being damage by stretching it beyond it's limits.

These are painful, life altering injuries a simple pair of boots can prevent.
Many boots weigh under 20 oz a piece.




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I would wear only steel/composite toe and sole boots, since it come in any formats (shoes, small boots, high boots, water boots etc), there is so much time that you can have a nail or wathever tru your foot.


I find too heavy boots that goes higher than the ankle, it's not really flexible for climbing too.

I bought those timbaland recently, it's in between a boot and a shoe, its light and have steel toe and sole.

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ho and looks...come on lol



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100% always boots. The only time I wear an old pair of tennis shoes is if I've been to the location before and am familiar enough with the terrain and even that's still only because I can't wear my boots for some reason lol




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I would wear only steel/composite toe and sole boots, since it come in any formats (shoes, small boots, high boots, water boots etc), there is so much time that you can have a nail or wathever tru your foot.


I find too heavy boots that goes higher than the ankle, it's not really flexible for climbing too.

I bought those timbaland recently, it's in between a boot and a shoe, its light and have steel toe and sole.

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ho and looks...come on lol


Trust me that's not high enough to adequately protect your ankle.




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Trust me that's not high enough to adequately protect your ankle.



That is your opinion.

Why you would absolutely "twist your ankle" ?!

It's not because army have full high boots that everything else will not protect you while walking in abandonned places.

If we start with that, we should also wear knee protection and shoulder pads in case we fall... come on lol.

The most important thing is having something that protect your feet from the ground.

But heh, we all have different opinion on what is the best, i would just not be able to climb comfortably and run with big fucking boots.





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That is your opinion.

Why you would absolutely "twist your ankle" ?!

It's not because army have full high boots that everything else will not protect you while walking in abandonned places.

If we start with that, we should also wear knee protection and shoulder pads in case we fall... come on lol.

The most important thing is having something that protect your feet from the ground.

But heh, we all have different opinion on what is the best, i would just not be able to climb comfortably and run with big fucking boots.




Not my idea... learned from the pros.
Combat troops in the ARMY, Marines, etc wear high top lace boots.
For climbing steel you want a hard sole shoe to avoid arch injuries.
You can buy heavy expensive boots, I don’t.




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Depends on the place. You don't want a nail through the foot or soaking feet but you also might not want a 10lb pair of boots. I wear regular tennis shoes with holes in the side and the soles peeling off. I just need to be extremely careful where I step. It's probably smart to wear your most comfortable shoes but bring a pair of boots just in case. It doesn't hurt.


I see where you're coming from, but I think it's about what works for someone/where they find themselves exploring. Tennis shoes are alright for some lighter terrains, but if you're going to be hiking through rubble it might pay off to invest in some good solid boots, like blackhawk said. I can't tell you how many times I've fallen victim to a rusty nail through old urbex shoes, but I've always learned things the hard way!

As for a recommendation, I also really like the Stellar Tac Waterproof Boots.
For sneakers, ryanpics you said it best with any old pair of tennis shoes (adidas, nike, etc.).

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As in many things, it really depends on what you plan to explore.

Occasionally you might have an opportunity to conduct a "Drive-by" exploration of someplace without any planning. Unless, you keep an Urbex Everyday Carry (EDC) bag/equipment in your vehicle, then you will just have to use whatever you have on your feet. Granted, it can be dangerous.

Failing to plan equals planning to fail.

I used to twist my ankle constantly in the Army, even wearing military boots. In my opinion an explorer should tread carefully in certain locations and be situationally aware of potential weak points and debris.

I used to go Orienteering through the woods at a pretty fast pace wearing running shoes. No serious injuries, but again I was constantly evaluating my route. Slow is smooth, smooth is fast.




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I agree it's up the the person on what works best for them. I usually where Sketchers because of how comfortable and lightweight the shoe is. I also stumbled across these shoes take a gander at them
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