After having some back problems a little over a year ago, I switched to ‘barefoot’ style footwear after reading the 4 Hour Body.  I’ll never wear ‘high heels’ again for walking or running!

After trying a few minimalist/barefoot styles (Sanuk among others), I’ve become a fan of Olukai shoes for their comfort and durability- the only drawback is the price.

A fellow Fed saw my shoes and asked where I bought them.  This pair I had bought at REI because I had a gift card burning a hole in my pocket.

He mentioned to try GovX.com for a ~40% discount.  What a great site!  They have all kinds of stuff there, from Alpinestars to Zamst.  Eligibility for GovX is open to Feds, Active Military, and Vets.

If you have a current .mil email address, use it for instant registration (don’t worry, you only give the .mil address for registration- you can still give your webmail address for communication. I did and have not been spammed by GovX yet).   If you don’t have a .mil address there is a method to upload a copy of your DD214 to gain access to their catalog.

Happy Bargain Hunting!

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I started Gubmints.com to provide Personal Finance, Benefits, and life advice for Federal Employees and  Veterans.  I may veer off to other topics on occasion, but I promise to keep the posts informative, timely, and accurate.  My goal is to help federal employees and veterans learn more about the benefits available to them so they have more energy for their families, jobs, and other goals they may have.

About me:  I hold a Master’s Degree in Personal Finance from the College for Financial Planning and a BS in Engineering from the United States Naval Academy.  I am a Navy Veteran (submarines) and Federal Employee (engineering) living in the San Diego Area.   I am working towards earning a retirement in both the FERS retirement system and the Navy Reserve.