So here's the issue: I love kickboxing, but I absolutely detest being barefoot. I hardly ever walk barefoot around my own (clean) home, let alone the (relatively dirty) mats at a gym.
That's probably not normal, I get it, but having my feet look like this disgusts me immensely. 🤮
I'm trying to just "get over it" but it's not working. I refuse to let this issue discourage me from training kick-boxing.
Are there any footwear options available that could help mitigate this issue?
Such footwear would have to be:
- Soft enough on the top so as to be safe for light kicks against a partner during training.
- Soft enough on the bottom so as to not damage the mats.
- Be grippy enough to prevent slipping.
Socks seem like they address #1 and #2, but I suspect they'll slip and fail on #3. Perhaps there's something like a rubber-soled sock? A sock that's just the minimal amount of fabric necessary to attach the thinnest possible rubber sole.