For those who don't know, here's the Wiki on geta: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geta_(footwear) I was thinking about buying some for the sake of my feet. I stand all day at work and it's taking quite a toll on me. I've tried the various inserts for my sneakers and their mats, but they don't help at all. So you might be wondering why I'd go with wooden sandals. I had a similar experience with chairs. After many different kinds of foam and cushioned chairs, I tried a wooden chair and that has been the most comfortable for me. I suppose the same situation might be the case with my feet. I was wondering if there was a realistic way of quieting the clacking noise. Any ideas before I order them?