Prepping should start with the things you have the most control over. What you are wearing. The Brit that walked around the would had an extensive hidden kit in all his clothes for the south and Central American portions. The Law is more bandito than the banditos . When backpacking you prepare every bit of kit. Clothes are the most important when the climate can kill so easily. So to go into EDC shoes makes as much sense as EDC knife, light, gun, coffee cup, belt , purse ect. Maybe these shoes are even good for backpacking ultralight or if SHTF.