A soldier marching into a battle needs comfortable shoes to put on. He stands in a battle for a heavy amount of time and also because of the varying nature of grounds a soldier may trend, solid shoes are essential.
As soldiers of Christ, we must put on ‘gospel shoes’ that will enable us to go wherever our Lord leads. When Christ gave us the great commission; He said we should go into the world and preach the good news and make disciples of Him (Matt. 28:19-20). The text implies that every ground must be taken for Christ without fear as we put on the “Gospel shoes of peace.”
Christ’s walk on this earth was done with these same shoes, he went about proclaiming the Kingdom of His Father (Luke 4:18), and likewise the Apostles proclaimed the message of Christ everywhere they went. This quest of Christians putting on the gospel shoes of peace as a mind of God has suffered a strong opposition, but thanks be to God who divinely provides us with shoes (authority) to trample upon dangerous paths in our quest to possessing the nations (Acts 1:8, Mark 15:18).
Standing firm in readiness to preach the gospel brings back the original intent of God for the creation of man (a relationship with Him) Romans 5:1, the gospel (good news) gives peace (John 14:27, John 16:33) and sets captives free from the destruction of hell fire.