Amtrak Footware Requirement?

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Steve4031

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I explained to my gf friend that open toed shoes and sandals are dangerous on a moving train when crossing between cars. She’s sensible with her footwear anyway. So no worries there.
I’ve heard announcements cautioning against open toed shoes when passing from car to car.
 

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It may be more of a liability thing. If you wear open shoes & get injured when moving between cars, then try and sue, Amtrak can say "look we told you not to do it."

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I wear All Condition Nike or Rebook Sandals when riding Amtrak,( very handy @ Night for trips the Facilities) but I also take Sneakers and wear them in the Winter or during bad Weather.
 

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The only thing that bothers me is when passengers take off their shoes and then put their feet on the tray tables. Sometimes I really wish for an attendant with a bit of an attitude ;)
 

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It should be common sense not to wear open toe shoes, at least when passing between cars as one bite from a jostling striker plate will cure someone of that once and for all.
 

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I have watched enough TV shows to know that a person travelling on a airplane should wear leather shoes and not sandals or shoes made of a synthetic material. I assume the same recommendation would go for trains but people wear what they want at their own risk. Any footwear rule for regular Amtrak passengers, except for a requirement to wear some footwear, would be difficult to enforce unless Amtrak wishes to drive away customers (Wait again, maybe I have answered my own question.)
What's the deal with footwear made from synthetic material?
 

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What's the deal with footwear made from synthetic material?
I understand that it melts at high temperatures and results in serious burns. I assume that leather does not melt so readily if at all.

Of course I am not an expert and only know what I see on tv.
 

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From the very beginning (1987) when I first took my children and later grandchildren on the train, i have had a rule that I will not vary from. Shoes always outside of our room and no flip flops, closed toe shoes only. This is for their safety. Surprisingly, i have never had any push back on my rule.
 

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I would think a trip from one car to another a couple of times would clue most people to the fact that they may suffer some pain without the proper foot ware.
 

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Rail employees rules are even stricter...some are required to wear steel-toed safety boots, and most are required to have a full heel, and not a 'wedge' sole (safer for climbing ladder rungs)....
 

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Rail employees rules are even stricter...some are required to wear steel-toed safety boots, and most are required to have a full heel, and not a 'wedge' sole (safer for climbing ladder rungs)....
That they are, the airline is not nearly as strict they just want shoes you can polish. So I ordered dress shoes for flight crews with a steel toe. That Galley Cart is not coming for my toe. I feel naked without my steel toes. The way passengers are acting these days I think it's a very wise decision on my part. With two Level 4 Threats to an aircraft steel toes have more stopping power than a conventional shoe.
 

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That they are, the airline is not nearly as strict they just want shoes you can polish. So I ordered dress shoes for flight crews with a steel toe. That Galley Cart is not coming for my toe. I feel naked without my steel toes. The way passengers are acting these days I think it's a very wise decision on my part. With two Level 4 Threats to an aircraft steel toes have more stopping power than a conventional shoe.
Stay Safe, people are getting Crazier everyday!🤪
 

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I would think a trip from one car to another a couple of times would clue most people to the fact that they may suffer some pain without the proper foot ware.
Assuming they even notice the floor moving. I grew up being one who always looks where she's stepping - probably because had dogs. :D
 
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