If you are racing away from zombies across the ruined streets of America - your Nikes aren't going to hold up for long. Shoes are going to vanish from the shelves in a hurry.
What to do? How to keep from running barefoot over broken glass, or slipping in nasty icky stuff?
Well, there are always spare tires in abandoned cars. If they can get 50,000 miles out of a tire, it might be in your best interest to pick up a hacksaw.
Well, research tells me that steel belted radials tend to be prickly. So it makes more sense to use either spare tires or the sidewalls. Design...well Jimmy Choo isn't going to come visit you any time soon.
This design looked functional to me.
This shoes look comfortable enough and adjustable, so one could layer socks for warmth in the winter.
In the sequel to 'The Emissary' Beth discovers a group of people who have been burned out, not once, but twice. They are in dire straits, have lost all their supplies and in an area deliberately burned to the ground.
What tears her heart most is a mother's lament over finding clothes for her growing boys. "I've given up on shoes," Liz says with tears in her eyes.
In the course of the story, the McLeod sisters rescue another family, who have been reduced to wrapping their feet with rags.
The McLeod sisters have riding boots, the Davidson men have Army boots -- the plight of the refugees becomes a meeting point for everyone, uniting to help those who are less fortunate.
The best part about the Zombie Apocalypse -- you can always find someone less fortunate.
What to wear to the Zombie Apocalypse:
The Ragged Truth