Aside from weapons, footwear is probably one of the things that you’re going to have to put a lot of thought into in a post zombie apocalypse world.
Think about it: you’re going to be walking with it, running with it, and (more often than not) you’re going to kick ass with it. Either that or succumb to a horde of undead eager to devour your flesh because you failed to kick ass by picking bad footwear.
So what’s good footwear for a world run by the walking dead?
How about running shoes? It could be a good idea since you’re going to be doing a lot of that. How about a pair of non-slip shoes? A wise choice since you don’t want to slip up (literally) on ground made slick by zombie guts and gore. How about combat boots? Now you’re talking!
Combat boots are military boots designed to be worn by soldiers during actual combat or combat training. These boots are designed to provide a combination of grip, ankle stability, and foot protection suitable to a rugged environment. Most combat boots are tough and are made to endure a lot of abuse as well as they should.
They are traditionally made of hardened and waterproofed leather but many modern boots incorporate many technologies such as nylon side panels which improve ventilation and comfort. Some boots are also specialized for certain climates and conditions such as jungle boots, desert boots, and cold weather boots.
Most of these modern combat boots have steel toes built into them. This is usually combined with a sole plate, which protects the foot from falling objects and punctures from below. It also gives kicks extra power which I’m sure you’ll appreciate when faced with a zombie.
You can find combat boots in most army surplus stores and outdoor specialty stores and I suggest you get yourself a pair if you can.
Not only will it keep your feet protected and comfy but it will also allow you to kick ass literally.