question about shoes

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:33 PM
would a ride op let you wear skater type shoes on floorless rides?
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:36 PM
good question?
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:43 PM
...but the best person to ask this to is, the ride op. ;) *** Edited 6/21/2006 7:43:53 PM UTC by P18***
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:43 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar As long as you don't skate into the station, how are they going to know if you have wheels underneath? Are skates even allowed in any parks?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:44 PM
yeah, Ive seen tons of kids on skater shoes in parks and on coasters (I forgot what he was refering to until AV mentioned it) I don't think its a real problem.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 3:48 PM
I weAR skate shoes (Vans) on all inverts and floorlesses all of the time. I've never once had them fall off but I also buy them to the correct size for my feet. I know a lot of people buy them about two sizes too big for their feet most of the time. If this werwe the case I probably wouldn't recommend it. Not that that the op won't let you on, but for the reason that who wants to lose their shoes and not get them back. I don't think thaat's something that you can readily find in any gift shops.

****wait a minute are we talking skater shoes o(Vans,Airealks, etc.) or shoes with skates built in? *** Edited 6/21/2006 7:50:42 PM UTC by clone1219***

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:00 PM
Thats what I was wondering clone1219, I think its the ones with wheels built in.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:05 PM
rollergator's avatar I prefer to go shoeless at wait, shirtless....*pantsless*? ;)
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:15 PM
Question: What's the point of wearing skater shoes to the park? Most parks don't let you skate around in them I don't think.

Or do a lot of people just use skater shoes as their regular pair of sneakers?

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 4:24 PM
matt.'s avatar ^I believe so, yes.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:29 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar According to the official Six Flags literature, shoes with wheels built into them are not allowed. Has this ever been enforced? Not to my knowledge.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:31 PM
matt.'s avatar How would you know if the folks wearing them aren't using the wheels in the first place, you know?
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 5:35 PM
I actually never really seen kids using them at parks until this year actually when I went to Busch Gardens Africa/Sea World/Old Town/Downtown Disney. I saw at least one kid rolling around at least once at each place. Which is also weird since I never even really saw them at all before, I thought they were "out of style" by now or something, but last week I saw more of them then I have before.
I don't really see how it could cause a problem really (unless liability. I saw an older man arguing at Sea World with a store attendant because he had appearantly just fell while in the store. The attendant said he wasn't sure if anything could be done, probably because the guy was fine enough to be standing there argueing about it...)I don't see how any park could inforce not using them also. *** Edited 6/21/2006 9:40:00 PM UTC by P18***
Wednesday, June 21, 2006 7:30 PM

rollergator said:
I prefer to go shoeless at wait, shirtless....*pantieless*?

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 8:01 PM
Just a suggestion, go out and buy a pair of good rubber sandels (like Tivas) that way you can walk around the park confertably and not have to worry about soggy sneakers after riding a water ride.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006 12:40 AM
Welcome to Shoebuzz, Portal to the Sole.

Well, that's a pretty interesting question. I've seen kids with these shoes before, and I'm thinking "That's a great way to get yourself killed," but, I guess they've got the technique down. I don't see why you coudln't ride with these shoes on a floorless, because the track is still pretty far below your feet (even if it doesn't look like it).

Thursday, June 22, 2006 7:59 AM
Umm, You know they have them cause you see them scate on them.

I have had to tell quite a few they are not allowed to skate on them in the park.

Guess at some point they probably did again, but at least they know, some notice and get on thier case about it.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 9:49 AM
I was at Cedar Point this past Sunday and saw a girl with skater shoes get on Wicked Twister.
She went on the train right before me.

I don't see what the problem is per se with the skater shoes on a floorless coaster as long as they are laced up. I would think flip flops are more dangerous to bystanders than skater shoes.

I also did a double take on this girl rolling around while she was in line. I had never seen the shoes before, but they looked fun. Nobody told her to stop and the station worker let her on to the platform no questions asked.

Thursday, June 22, 2006 3:46 PM
One other thing to keep in mind in this discussion about shoes is that some parks do not allow any open toe type shoes or sandal on some rides like Rotors and Go-Karts.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 4:39 PM
At Sea World San Antoino since there was a water park conected to the park most people wore flip flops. On Great White almost every body toke there shoes and flip flops off and put them on the side of the loading platform.

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