It is perfectly okay to take your shoes off on a rollercoaster.
While visiting a park, the rollercoaster is one of the experiences I look forward to.
The reason for this is the adrenaline rush, screams, and cool breeze that blows across my face and feet. I love the feeling of rolling in circles.
This is why I always look forward to rollercoasters whenever I visit the park.
From what I have seen so far, it is absolutely okay to take your shoes off while riding a rollercoaster.
You will learn more about this in further detail as you read on.
Why do people take their shoes off on a rollercoaster
Table of Contents
- For comfort
- Those with tight shoes
- To enjoy the breeze of air around
- Loss prevention
- To shed unnecessary weight
- To dangle the feet in the air
There are many reasons why people take off their shoes on a rollercoaster.
Have you ever visited a park – most especially a rollercoaster and you saw a lot of people with barefoot dangling in the air?
Well, don’t feel weird about it. People love removing their shoes for a wide range of reasons. Let us delve into this right away.
A lot of people remove their shoes whenever they want to ride a rollercoaster for comfort’s sake. Riding a rollercoaster is not a long adventure.
Within a couple of minutes, you will be done and you will have to allow other people to enjoy the trail. Therefore, it is always very advisable to savor every moment.
This cannot be achieved if you are busy thinking of how painful your feet are. Before you know it, time will lapse and you will whine all day about how you did not enjoy your rollercoaster ride.
Therefore, removing your shoes will give you the comfort you deserve.
Those with tight shoes
Generally, you should not wear tight shoes to a park
The shoes you are meant to wear have to be loose. Therefore, wearing tight shoes is not a good option.
However, some people fall victim to this and they always prefer to remove their shoes.
Rather than leave it on their feet with all the cramps and pains that come from the firm snug fit.
To enjoy the breeze of the air around
Others remove their shoes so that air could blow on their feet while riding the rollercoaster.
This is another reason why people remove their shoes on a rollercoaster.
If you have a shoe with no breathable feature, then riding a rollercoaster without your shoes on is a good option and an opportunity for you to give your feet a chance to breathe.
Therefore, a lot of people always look forward to rollercoaster rides to give their feet a chance to breathe and cool off properly.
Whenever my feet get hot, the next best option for me is to remove my shoes on my rollercoaster ride.
It keeps my feet cool and I feel very comfortable.
This is another reason why people take off their shoes while riding a rollercoaster.
Most especially, when you are wearing a flip-flop or loose shoe, you stand at risk of losing your shoe if you wear it on a flip-flop.
I have heard countless stories from those who experienced this. Therefore, the best way to ensure that your flip-flop stays with you throughout your park ordeal is to keep it with you and ride your rollercoaster barefoot.
Sometimes, people sit on their flip-flops whenever they want to take the rollercoaster ride. You should try it as well. Don’t wear flip-flops on a rollercoaster if you don’t want to lose your shoe.
This reason is the most common among the several other reasons why people remove their shoes on a rollercoaster. Therefore, you should take note of this.
To shed unnecessary weight
Whenever you wear boots to a park, as much as it is good enough for protection, it can be a little bit heavy for your feet when it comes to walking around for long. This is not only applicable to boots.
However, wearing a heavy shoe makes you heavy. Therefore, in order to shed unnecessary weight, people always remove their shoes to feel light whenever they want to ride the rollercoaster.
Rollercoasters will be much enjoyed when you are lightweight. Therefore, shedding off the unnecessary weight like removing your shoes, dropping your extra luggage, etc., is good enough and safe for you.
At some park, you are always required to drop your luggage and belongings in a safe place or a bin before riding the rollercoasters.
To dangle the feet in the air
This sounds weird, right?
But it is another reason why a lot of people remove their shoes whenever they are riding a rollercoaster. Riding a rollercoaster is an adventurous moment.
Several people ride rollercoasters for a lot of reasons. Some ride it for the adrenaline rush, others ride it to conquer their fear of height, others ride it just to dangle their feet freely in the air, and so on.
Therefore, one of the reasons why people remove their shoes when riding a rollercoaster is to dangle their feet in the air.
I have tried this once and it was fun. Just dangling your barefoot in the air as you ride the rollercoaster gives you the idea of flying. Try this out when next you ride a rollercoaster.
This might not be applicable if the rollercoaster you are riding makes you stand and not sit down suspended in the air.
The reasons above are the major reasons why a lot of people take off their shoes on a rollercoaster.
Therefore, if you are looking for reasons why you should take off your shoes on a rollercoaster, then you can find them here.
It is not compulsory for you to remove your shoes whenever you are riding a rollercoaster. This largely depends on your preference.
I don’t always take off my shoes whenever I am riding a rollercoaster. Therefore, you don’t have to remove your shoes if you so wish.
However, for those who are contemplating removing their shoes, these are the various reasons why you can remove your shoes before riding a rollercoaster.
Are there rollercoasters that allow you to remove your shoes?
You cannot remove your shoes on every rollercoaster. The following rollercoasters allow you to remove your shoes while you ride in them:
This is known for its adrenaline rush. From the name, you can tell that this rollercoaster speeds from start to finish.
The accelerator coaster is known for how scary it makes everyone feel. I love riding this coaster. However, this rollercoaster allows you to remove your shoes.
You will be seated when riding it. Therefore, it is okay to remove your shoes.
Furthermore, the speed might cause your shoes to fly off if they are not firm. Flip-flops should be removed when riding an accelerator coaster.
This is another rollercoaster that gives you an amazing experience whenever you ride in it. The floorless rollercoaster leaves your feet dangling in that air as you ride.
Therefore, it is good to remove your shoes while riding the floorless rollercoaster.
Your feet will dangle and air will blow on your feet as you ride the rollercoaster.
This rollercoaster turns you upside down, leaving your feet dangling freely in the air. This looks like a floorless rollercoaster.
The difference is that you are hanging under the rails than above it. You can ride this rollercoaster by removing your shoes.
The unobstructed rush of wind you feel when you ride this rollercoaster gives you an amazing experience.
You can ride the dive coaster without your shoes on as well. This coaster is known for the adrenaline rush it sends down your spine as you are dropped down from heights suddenly.
With this rollercoaster, you can ride without your shoes and experience so much comfort and airflow.
What is the general policy for shoes while on a rollercoaster
- Do not wear flip-flops on a rollercoaster
- Shoe must be slip-resistant
Do not wear flip-flops or slippers on a rollercoaster
This is the most rejected footwear for a rollercoaster. The reason why it is rejected has nothing to do with fashion. It has a lot to do with safety.
Many people have had bad experiences with flip-flops while riding a rollercoaster.
Most times, flip-flops or slippers will fall off or fly off your feet when riding the rollercoaster. It can even get caught in the rails. This is why it is always discouraged.
The shoe you wear must be slip-resistant
This will keep your feet steady while riding the rollercoaster. This is always required most especially for standing rollercoasters.
It is always recommended that your sandals are properly strapped – if you are wearing sandals.
If you are wearing sneakers, then your sneakers must be properly tied.
No loose laces will be allowed in a rollercoaster. It might get caught in the rails and cause your shoe to fly off.