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Probably a legacy of older ways of making shoes. (Apologies if much of this is old news.) The very first shoes in Second Life were created by deforming the feet of the base avatar - this is what you get with the "shoe" wearable.

In time people developed shoes that were separate attachments and the shoe wearable was only used to get the upper foot in a shape that would fit in the shoe. To hide the unsightly pointy parts of this deformed foot area they used "invisiprims", which are objects that take advantage of an old bug where certain special prims would make things invisible.

When Viewer 2 came out in 2009 there was a new way of hiding things called an "alpha" which is a wearable similar to a tattoo that makes part of your avatar invisible. Shoe makers started using these instead of invisiprims and changes to the rendering engine of SL eventually made it so that invisiprims won't work under many conditions.

It sounds like you're wearing shoes that previously relied on invisiprims but your graphics settings don't allow them to work. The best way to fix this is to find an alpha that will do the same job - there may be one with the shoes or you can try to use one from another similar pair.

 

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Probably a legacy of older ways of making shoes. (Apologies if much of this is old news.) The very first shoes in Second Life were created by deforming the feet of the base avatar - this is what you get with the "shoe" wearable.

In time people developed shoes that were separate attachments and the shoe wearable was only used to get the upper foot in a shape that would fit in the shoe. To hide the unsightly pointy parts of this deformed foot area they used "invisiprims", which are objects that take advantage of an old bug where certain special prims would make things invisible.

When Viewer 2 came out in 2009 there was a new way of hiding things called an "alpha" which is a wearable similar to a tattoo that makes part of your avatar invisible. Shoe makers started using these instead of invisiprims and changes to the rendering engine of SL eventually made it so that invisiprims won't work under many conditions.

It sounds like you're wearing shoes that previously relied on invisiprims but your graphics settings don't allow them to work. The best way to fix this is to find an alpha that will do the same job - there may be one with the shoes or you can try to use one from another similar pair.

 

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