When I got my first pair of Converse shoes back in college they freaked me out. The soles were so thin compared to anything else I had worn in many years. I left the house to walk to class and was amazed at how I could feel the different textures that I was walking on. I could feel the cracks in the sidewalk. After wearing only the Converse for a few weeks I put on a pair of my old sneakers. Suddenly it felt like all the floors were covered in two inches of rubbery foam.