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    Do I need to buy a separate set for just the gym, or can white soled indoor shoes double?
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    I'm not sure. I think most of my teachers have a seperate pair even if they wear white-soled sneakers normally, so as not to carry dirt from the main school into the gym (insert rant about shoes, dirt and cleaning here).

    Unless you have large feet (male size 9(UK)/10(USA), or above), you can get shoes fairly easily over here anyway.
    ...because Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilyanphino View Post
    Yeah, my school only has the white sole rule for the gym. Otherwise any kind of shoe type is worn as indoor shoes.
    True. Sneakers are just cheaper and more comfortable (unless you are in the habit of buying Jordan's new lines). As long as they don't mark is the main (depends on your school flooring). I was in Tokyo so they are stricter with that sort of thing. Like I said earlier, the closer you are to Tokyo, the stricter the rules get. Funny how that works. I was told to wear nice looking sneakers and nothing else for indoor shoes. I picked a pair that matched my dark colored suit and ended up having to buy some white ones in Japan (luckily I have a US size 7/ 23 Japan size). Fun times. Fun times. Outside of Tokyo is best if you want a more relaxed enviroment, a general rule of thumb.

    I'm not sure. I think most of my teachers have a seperate pair even if they wear white-soled sneakers normally, so as not to carry dirt from the main school into the gym (insert rant about shoes, dirt and cleaning here).

    Unless you have large feet (male size 9(UK)/10(USA), or above), you can get shoes fairly easily over here anyway.
    Indeed, an indoor pair and an outdoor pair. Technically they have quest slippers but they are usually big and harder to walk in. Never use your outdoor shoes indoors. Put them in the shoe box. Bad manners and such. Same with your apartment, just get into the habit of leaving your shoes at the entranceway where the little step is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laevatienn View Post
    Indeed, an indoor pair and an outdoor pair. Technically they have quest slippers but they are usually big and harder to walk in. Never use your outdoor shoes indoors. Put them in the shoe box. Bad manners and such. Same with your apartment, just get into the habit of leaving your shoes at the entranceway where the little step is.
    Actually, I meant three pairs. One for getting to school (usually dress shoes), a second for the school buildings excluding the gym (anything, but often sneakers), and a third for the gym (white-soled sneakers, as discussed).
    ...because Japan.

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    Strictness usually had nothing to do with proximity to Tokyo but more the schools expectations. My school is kinda lax, but still high academic. The lower academic school near me is run like a prison, as is the higher academic school in town.

    The schools in the next town over, half are lax, half are super strict.

    Either way, I've been wearing a pair of Echo dress shoes since I got here which I find very comfortable (I hate the squishyness of sneakers).
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    I've got one super-strict sevearly under-performing school, yet the lax ones perform better. Nothing close to being considered 'academic' considering the average test score is a fail.
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    Unless you're good at basketball/volleyball/badminton/whatever else they do in the gym and plan on getting heavily involved with that club you don't really need an extra pair of shoes for the gym. You can just use visitor slippers for the handfull of times per year you have to go to an assembly there.

    As for closer to Tokyo stricter the rules- no way.
    I've seen students in Tokyo who really look pretty shabby. A fair number with brown hair even. Then there's a super inaka HS in my ken that my friend works at, they're mega strict with their uniform stuff. 100% school by school. Tokyo probally has the best but it also probally has the worst (well....excluding Saitama. The Essex of Japan).
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    Yes, but where is the Glasgow of Japan? What city has the highest knife crime, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse rates and unemployment in Japan?
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    Aren't most of the girl's sports clubs outdoors, anyway?
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    Uhh, during assembly you don't need to change shoes. (At least we don't at my school)

    All the students are in their indoor runners, teachers just do whatever.
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    Uhh, during assembly you don't need to change shoes. (At least we don't at my school)

    All the students are in their indoor runners, teachers just do whatever.
    You do at mine. The only exceptions are for big special events where the parents come in and they put a cover on the floor.

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    Yes, but where is the Glasgow of Japan? What city has the highest knife crime, teenage pregnancy, drug abuse rates and unemployment in Japan?
    Osaka?
    They even talk funny too.

    Or Kita-Kyushu? Its like Fukuoka/Edinburgh's grimmer, seedier, brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyr View Post
    Unless you're good at basketball/volleyball/badminton/whatever else they do in the gym and plan on getting heavily involved with that club you don't really need an extra pair of shoes for the gym. You can just use visitor slippers for the handfull of times per year you have to go to an assembly there.

    As for closer to Tokyo stricter the rules- no way.
    I've seen students in Tokyo who really look pretty shabby. A fair number with brown hair even. Then there's a super inaka HS in my ken that my friend works at, they're mega strict with their uniform stuff. 100% school by school. Tokyo probally has the best but it also probally has the worst (well....excluding Saitama. The Essex of Japan).
    I say rule of thumb for a reason. When I worked in to the office that's what we observed. Rule of thumb means it's generally true, not it's always true. And when I say strict I mean the dress code more than how the kids and teachers work. A comparison of the schools south of Tokyo showed they were more likely to be lax about what ALTs wear versus the Tokyo schools. Again, rule of thumb, not scientific fact. Singular examples can be taken from any part of the gambit, doesn't change the average.
    Last edited by Laevatienn; February 22nd, 2013 at 07:54.
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