Here’s an example: Roman soldiers wore sandals. You can also flip them upside down to retain protection but reduce stiffness. So happy I bought this set way back in March 2020, because a year later it's still my most worn item. If your shoes are too tight, too loose or insufficiently supportive, your physical activity may place stress on your feet, ankles, lower legs and other joints. Dazed executive editorial director Lynette Nylander is also a HOKA fan and reaches for this pair because “I’m a purist, and I like my sneakers to be all white.