better next time"
Preparation is what sets one empire apart from another, This is especially true in the time Paul wrote about having your "feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace". Theses were the days of the roman empire, battles and wars were expected and a normal way of life, as such the Romans were always
prepared, there were always troops ready to go to war at a moments notice, by that I mean that there were always roman soldiers dressed up in full armor all day every day, just think about how much that would kill your feet, surly this would be a good reason to take off a little armor or even just your shoes. Anyone who has worked as a waiter or waitress will understand a little of what these guys went through even without putting on the however many tons of armor they wore. Yet those soldiers stuck with it, aching feet or no. They knew that if they were caught off guard one day then they would likely not live to see another.