why NOT to wear sandals while riding your scoot. I had to run into work for just a second, so I hopped on the bike and started in. Somehow either a big bug or rock flew in between my foot and my sandal. As I worked it back to my heel to free whatever it was, I was trying to make a faster exit plan in my head in case it started stinging. After a surprisingly large amount of time (or so it seemed at the time when visions of a bird-sized bumble piercing the tender parts of my under-foot with its' ginormous pencil-sized stinger raced through my head), I finally worked it out. Looking back, perhaps sandals aren't the best riding footwear.