Don't tell me you wear flip flops in the shop???
I realize that sneakers aren't much better, but still, you won't get
splinters through your sneaker (smaller ones). Certainly a sneaker
won't offer much protection from a knife or chisel...
The leather uppers on my sneakers/tennis shoes/running shoes/athletic shoes,
pick your regional variation, deflect a dropped chisel much the same as the
leather uppers on a work shoe. That said, _if_ i drop a chisel (which I
try not to), I'll move my feet out of the way before it hits the mat
protecting the chisel from the concrete floor.
I did the opposite, kinda'.
I was re-installing a set of planner blades in a 20 Powermatic in the ag
shop, and re-adjusting them. A wrench or something was sitting up on the
top of the planner, and students were gathered around learning to at least
appreciate what it took to set up a planner. One of them bumped the
[whatever] and it was about to hit the newly sharpened and honed blade. I
tried to grab it, and in doing so, ran my knuckle along 3 or 4 inches of
blade. About 3 stitches, as I recall, almost to the bone.
I did keep from getting the blade nicked, though! It was all instinct,
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