By Brandon Butler, Director/Chief Instructor, TRS
So….What are you wearing? When you leave your house do you check and make sure you have your essential items? Keys…Check, Wallet…Check, Concealed Carry Pistol…Check, Stable footwear…..Uh?
I have often asked people who conceal carry what they would do if they had to run or maneuver in the footwear they are currently wearing. Flip Flops, Sandals and Heels don’t make for good footwear in a gunfight. Most people say they carry “just in case” meaning they are preparing for a life threatening encounter, so why not prepare with the right footwear as well?
The excuse of i can just go barefoot is not really an option. Trying to run barefoot across gravel, hot pavement, glass, debris, and not to mention that used bubble gum is not really an option. All kidding aside, take time to consider your WHOLE wardrobe when dressing while concealed carrying. Although, there are always instances where you cannot pick the most stable footwear, but for most days I bet wearing stable footwear could be easily incorporated into your EDC or daily carry.
Remember to dress to carry and dress to respond. If you are carrying just take a moment and consider the bigger picture.