A person’s shoes say a lot about them. So…how would you survive the Hunger Games with your favourite shoes? Let’s see.
Joggers: Very sensible, but very loud. You’ll be one of the final eight, but don’t expect to win.
Barefoot: Hippy. Resourceful. Not a good fighter, but perhaps better on the alternative foods.
Ugg Boots: Those cold nights will be more comfortable, and the soft soles will aid your light tread. But you’ll feel every rock you walk on. Ouch. On the third day your feet will give and surrender to the Careers.
Thongs (Flip-flops): You’ll loose them while running at the Cornucopia. You’re so dead.
Sandals: Good try. If they don’t have hard soles, good idea. However, they’re likely to give blisters. You might last…a week? If you’re lucky.
High-heels: Oh no. Unless they’re literally stilettos (and you could stab someone with them), you won’t make it past the Cornucopia.
Mary-Janes: Easy to keep on, and not too bad for running. They don’t have much tread on the bottom, so avoid all creeks and mud banks (you’d better ignore any dying Peetas). But watch out for fireballs, because they’re synthetic.
Steel-cap boots: Go home while you have the chance. Everyone in the whole arena will know exactly where you are at every moment. But if it comes to kicking someone, you might stand a chance.
Ballet flats: Not good for running. But soft soled. Use your ingenuity, make some form of way to keep them on, and you’ve moved up to survival range.
Crocks: Beware. They will fall off before you leave you plate. Expect to be blown up.
Gumboots: Bad for running, but dry. Your feet will sweat (even worse for running.) Not a good idea. You’ll be one of the last dead at the Cornucopia .
Katniss Leather Boots: Let’s not go there. They must be perfect, or the author wouldn’t have given them to Katniss and the other Tributes.
So what shoes are you wearing? What are your chances of survival in the Hunger Games?