I was perusing this thread:
Home Defense Strategy Points
And was pondering my choice of footwear, for in case of a bump in the night.
Some people may have no problem running about without shoes, boots, etc. But, I have a problem. I need shoes, else I'm worthless.
Having had a life in construction, I'm used to boots. I prefer boots. I like boots that have a mid-size rise, say a 6" top.
The problem is, there's no time to lace up a boot to meet the bump in the night. I have other, slip-on type shoes, but they don't offer the support needed for a stressed out situation.
So, I've considered some pull-on boots, wellingtons or the like. Perhaps there's other options. That's where you guys come in
Besides bumps in the house, there's the occasional dog or 'yote threatening my chickens, so a tromp through thorns, sagebrush, cowpies & chicken ...stuff; without proper foot protection, doesn't sound productive.
What are your choices of defensive footwear? I'm looking for a quick-access system, that won't interfere with precious response time.
These choices may be different, too, for people who employ martial arts, &etc.