More than a few times, I have read sale ads for used pedals where the owners state the pedal was never stepped on. They turn their pedals on by hand and sometimes never put them on the floor at all. The latest one I saw said that shoes were never used (err, I think I prefer shoes to sweaty socks or feet). This got me thinking and I realize that my new pedals are always tested sitting on top of the amp with me turning them on by hand. This is more to play with the settings than to keep the pedal pristine; as a result, there are pedals that I have not bonded with that have never been stepped on. The keepers certainly get stepped on. What about you?