what sort of shoe for giraffes

what sort of shoe for giraffes

Post by Wolfgang Stroessn » Tue, 03 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I am looking for a good shoe for taking the impact from dismounting a
> giraffe, the are a lot of shoes on the market, but knowing how much
> impact they can take is hard to tell, without trying them out.
> I find up to about a seven foot uni I'm ok, but past that and the
> possibility of hurting my feet increases a lot, although most of the
> time I am ok coming of a eight foot, I have hurt a foot every now and
> then.
> Does any one have any experience of this?
> thanks max

I use quite normal sports shoes and dismount my 10ft giraffe without any
problems. Maybe you should try bending your knees even more when coming down. I
don't think hurting yourself is a matter of the choice of shoes, but due to
your technique of dismounting. When dismounting an 8ft giraffe as mentioned in
your request you jump off a height of about 5 to 6ft (considered your feet).
That's not much. I don't think you would have any problems jumping off a wall
or anything of this height. It's nearby exactly the same height, acrobats jump
off, when standing on a partner's shoulder. So you should have a close look at
your dismounting technique, I'd suggest.

Wolfgang

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