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What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Fonzie

One Too Many
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Australia
A "barefoot shoe" is simply a style of footwear that attempts to mimic, as closely as practical, the concept and feel of wearing no shoes while still providing protection for the wearer's feet. Usually that involves having no heel raise (which most shoes have nowadays) and no arch support (also very common), and the thickness of the sole is generally minimised to maximise "ground feel", which helps the muscles in the foot (and leg) develop and strengthen when walking, running etc.

Of course, the thickness of such footwear can vary since an extremely thin sole may not always be sufficient for activities like trail running, which could require a sole with better grip and perhaps more protection against small rocks and that sort of thing, but it depends on the experience of the wearer (some very experienced trail runners can run in those huarache sandals that are only 2-3mm thick without any issues).

They typically have a wider toe box than standard shoes as well, which is designed to help the feet and toes spread normally without being "forced into" the shape of the shoe, like so:

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Aesthetically speaking it can make for unusual looking foorwear sometimes but some brands do it well without making them look goofy.


One here :)
Thanks for taking the time, nicely explained.
Cheers.
 

JCSD

Practically Family
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RMC Buco J-100 and Rogue Territory Supply Vest
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IrishStu

One of the Regulars
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166
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Ireland
Weather is giving me the opportunity to wear all of my jackets except for the Aero B6.

Aero Herc
Aero premier highwayman
SB ?
Field Leather

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They are all beautiful jackets but that PHWM tops them all. I have had a few aero's and moved them all on except for two relatively recent purchases, one of them being that jacket in black Vicenza, so my opinion is biased.
 
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Location
Chicago
Indoors, a/c on, full regalia winter wardrobe with the new 5 Star test wear. This jacket really hit all marks. I think this over the top 70’s stuff really plays to 5 Stars strengths.
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The goatskin, which was always pretty darn good, has also been improved. With some surface wear and color loss it ought to fully look the part.
 
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10,793
Location
SoCal
Indoors, a/c on, full regalia winter wardrobe with the new 5 Star test wear. This jacket really hit all marks. I think this over the top 70’s stuff really plays to 5 Stars strengths.
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The goatskin, which was always pretty darn good, has also been improved. With some surface wear and color loss it ought to fully look the part.
This came out really well! I wonder if it would be as cool without the top pockets and longer shoulder yokes.
 

Observe

Practically Family
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814
Indoors, a/c on, full regalia winter wardrobe with the new 5 Star test wear. This jacket really hit all marks. I think this over the top 70’s stuff really plays to 5 Stars strengths.
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The goatskin, which was always pretty darn good, has also been improved. With some surface wear and color loss it ought to fully look the part.
Premium or non-premium goat?
 

Tom71

Call Me a Cab
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2,102
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Europe
Indoors, a/c on, full regalia winter wardrobe with the new 5 Star test wear. This jacket really hit all marks. I think this over the top 70’s stuff really plays to 5 Stars strengths.
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The goatskin, which was always pretty darn good, has also been improved. With some surface wear and color loss it ought to fully look the part.

Yeah, wow, this really looks great! Leather avoids the typical "5-Star-dullness" (judging by photos only, as I have never actuyllay handled one of theirs). This is one of perhaps two or three 5-Stars that I really, really like.
 

TLW '90

Practically Family
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508
Today we got what is likely our last break from the heat, it went from high 80's-mid 90's down to the mid 60's today.
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It'll be up into the high 70's by 5:00 so I won't get to wear my favorite jacket all day but at least I get to wear it some.
 

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