19449Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Geta
- Jun 12, 2005
> What are the bottoms made out of? There may be a way to rough them upGeta aren't for everyday use--they are more like 'rain boots', for the
> for every day use.
> Hopefully some of our heavy fighters will hit the list at some point
> with information on what they wear, but trying to fight in any sort of
> sandals sounds like a Really Bad Idea. My roommate lost two toenails
> when he legged his opponent and said opponent went to his knees,
> landing on my roommate's feet.
mud and similar inclement areas. They should NOT be fought in. Any
marshal that passes them as safe for fighting should not be allowed to
Zori are also not used for fighting (not as big a problem, imho,
because your more likely to just step out of them than to end up
falling and twisting your ankle because of it). They do not meet any
kind of 'rigid protection' rule--some kingdoms are more picky about
footwear than others.
Waraji would be appropriate. These sandals tie onto your feet. You
definitely want tough feet before fighting in them, as your toes tend
to hang over the edge, and if there are any sharp bits of stone, etc.
it can cause problems unless your feet are used to being abused
(kendo, kicking--and wearing geta alot--seems to help). They do not
provide any sort of protection, however, and an armoured knee or
hiking boot that comes down on your foot will hit bare skin.
Ideally, I recommend trying to take some form of modern shoe and
dressing it up to look like kegutsu (look that term up on Google, and
several helpful sites pop up right off the bat). Try that, and see
how it goes.
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