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Issues With Shoes: Sensory or Something Else?

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by AuBurney Tuckerson, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. AuBurney Tuckerson

    AuBurney Tuckerson ~GigglesTheAutisticHyena~

    Aug 14, 2018
    Ever since I was little, I couldn't walk in shoes and step on something sticky, papery, or nasty. I can feel it through layers of shoe, and I shudder. Without shoes, things are more tolerable. I don't know what it is about feeling it through shoes makes me uncomfortable, but it does. I can step on nasty-looking floors without shoes just fine, but with shoes, it just feels weird... Especially sticky things or paper. It's unbearable.
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  2. ZebraAspie

    ZebraAspie Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2017
    Sounds sensory too me .
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  3. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

    Aug 28, 2013
    You're not alone. That's how I felt each time I'd wander into traditional variety stores like Woolworths.

    Luckily most of them are out of business. Always hated walking on any sticky and frankly gross surfaces. :eek:

    As far as shoes themselves go, we live in an era where cheaply made shoes exist in great quantity. Which aren't the best fitting or particularly comfortable, at least in my own experience.

    But then I cringe to think of anyone willing to walk into a "Five and Dime" store in their bare feet! :eek:
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2021