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What type of shoes do you wear in prison?

Asked by Rememberme (661points) July 18th, 2008

What type of shoes do you wear in prison/jail?

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Harp's avatar

There’s no particular style that’s used in all prisons. Some issue work boots, some allow tennis shoes in addition to the standard issue shoes, others use steel-toed work shoes or brogans, and I even found a reference to “orange colored boat shoes” issued at federal prison camp. It seems to be decided by each individual institution.

PupnTaco's avatar

I usually go for flip-flops.

sndfreQ's avatar

As jmbm mentioned, basically shoes without laces.

AstroChuck's avatar

I don’t wear any shoes in prison as I’m not in prison.
I can tell you though, if I were in there I would wear some really good running shoes. And I’d wear them everywhere, even in the shower.

ninjaxmarc's avatar

flip flops
slip on shoes

wildflower's avatar

I suspect any kind you can put on or take off without bending over….

buster's avatar

When I was in jail we wore orange flip flops and orange scrubs. The penal facilities that use flip flops do so because contraband is often concealed in shoes.

Standswithacane's avatar

Depends on whether you’re the husband or the wife!

AstroChuck's avatar

True. But I can see how red pumps might clash with jumpsuit orange and one’s gang tat.

wildflower's avatar

Just add a hot pink scarf and wear as a clashed-warm-nuances outfit…

Rememberme's avatar

Is there a “slang” name for the loafers with just a bit of elastic on the sides. Perhaps, something on the lines of “jane”.

Standswithacane's avatar

They’re called Ben Dovers.

survivher's avatar

i think they are called marsha bradys or something simmilar

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