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Feiyue Safety
« on: July 04, 2012, 02:47:28 PM »
Hey guys, while training today in my Feiyues, I stepped on a nail and it went straight through the sole and into my foot. I realize that the super thin sole is good for drilling landings and things but it didn't help me in this situation. Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else?

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 02:57:48 PM »
ouch! that sucks man

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2012, 05:53:12 PM »
That hasn't happened to me, but I know that the shoes make you feel really sensitive to the ground. You can feel tiny pebbles and rocks that you step on as if you weren't wearing shoes.

I don't think that's really much of a reason to wear really thick shoes though, unless the spot at which you're training has a bunch of those things on the ground.
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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2012, 08:00:48 PM »
Bruised heels is my only problem, better work on my landings!

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2012, 08:33:18 PM »
Hope your foot is doing OK! did you get a tetanus shot?

I've stepped on a nail in regular sneakers and it went through as well - unless you're wearing boots of some kind, I wouldn't expect protection from nails.
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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2012, 05:25:40 AM »
That sucks. If you do have nails where you train you should probably clean them up, because as M2 said you would have to wear boots to help with that. And you don't want to wear boots while training.

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2012, 06:14:15 AM »
My foot's doing better and I'm all up to date on tetanus and stuff. And I'll definitely pick up all of the stuff that I can see next time I'm training there, that way I can avoid wearing boots. Not exactly the best footwear for parkour.

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 08:40:41 AM »
A nail will go through regular shoes just like Feiyues. I hope you're doing ok, and get back to training soon!  :)

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012, 11:22:58 AM »
Rule 1: Check your surfaces.

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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 09:37:40 PM »
Damn, that would hurt... :o
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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 01:27:29 PM »
While I agree that a nail will penetrate a Nike cross trainer, I think it's a bit over-simplifying to claim that a nail will penetrate one "just the same" as a feiyue. If nothing else, .75" sole on the trainers will offset more of the nail length than the sole on a feiyue...

As for comments re: checking your surfaces...sure, in a perfect world where you're just training to train. But isn't the idea that parkour can be used in an emergency situation? What then?


Clean all the nails from all the surfaces in all the world...or...change your shoes/do your best to dodge.  I'm not cleaning up all the nails, let me just say that.
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Re: Feiyue Safety
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 04:00:40 PM »
Clean all the nails from all the surfaces in all the world...or...change your shoes/do your best to dodge.  I'm not cleaning up all the nails, let me just say that.

But.......what about the Leave No Trace?  :P
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