Dan estimates that he will walk nearly 1,000 miles in 2015 creating three dimensional (3D) models of greater Atlanta area luxury homes and commercial real estate and potential locations for film/TV production.
So, not surprising, Dan bought three pair of walking shoes – with special orthotic inserts – at The Walking Company at Lennox Square in Atlanta on Sunday, 15 February 2015. (How could Dan resist when he received a three-dimensional model of his feet: an ABEO 3D digital personal foot sizing and analysis of his exact feet length, width and arch type.)
"I bought three pair of ABEO walking shoes: two Hylan [Black, Brown] and the Dreydon Neutral [Black]," says Dan. "The Walking Company Sales Associate Pierre'ae described the Hylan walking shoes – 'like walking on marshmallows.' When I walk six miles a day, a marshmallow-like walking experience matters. The Hylan walking shoes are super-comfortable with the addition of the premium orthotic [ABEO 3D³ Orthotics Premium Orthotic-Metatarsal] and I DO feel like I am floating."
"The Dreydon walking shoes are perfect when I am creating WalkAround tours in places like The Residence at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta because they look like dress shoes rather than casual walking shoes. You might mistake me for the owner of a $2.3 million furnished two-bedroom residence in these lace-up shoes."
"While all three shoes look great, I still use disposable shoe covers to keep floors clean," adds Dan. "If someone was walking six miles in our home over the course of a day, that's what I would expect."
So why write a blog post about walking shoes?
"As the founder of the Matterport User Group Forum with hundreds of viewers daily, the question of comfortable walking shoes will likely come up again and again as members of our community start to log as many miles as I have creating our unique form of 3D 'WalkAround' tours of spaces," says Dan.
"Our Forum members contribute tips, best practices, lessons learned and seek help and advise from seasoned pros," says Dan. "Writing about our gear and accessories – including our walking shoes – just makes it easier for all of us to keep 'pace' with creating our unique Matterport 3D 'WalkAround' tours."
Matterport photographers typically walk around the camera as it turns (scans) 360º to take multiple images that subsequently gets stitched together to create a Google-Street-View-on Steroids-Like three-dimensional model walking tour.
Matterport 3D Showcase models can contain as many as 200 360º scans, take less than a day to shoot and are delivered the next day.