Monday, April 19, 2010

Bowling Shoes: What to do?

Time was, back in the mid 60s bowling shoes (ten pin) were all the rage with Mods. Two tone (two different colours) shoes have always been popular during periods when black and white musicians have shared the limelight. The phenomenon first saw light during the jazz era with Spectators. Colourful two tone Oxford brogues equally at home on the golf links as they were in the Speakeasies of Chicago and New York. The fashion for colourful and comfortable ath leisure shoes has come a full circle with bowling shoes very much back in vogue again. Just ask your local bowling alley manager and he or she can attest shoe theft of rentals is common among patrons as the new fashion fad takes hold. To the uninitiated bowling shoes come in left-handed and right-handed styles and the reason is, the way the game is played. One bowling shoe is a sliding shoe, and the other a braking shoe with sole traction. A right-handed person will have a right-foot shoe with traction and a left-foot shoe that slides. Rental shoes are not made specifically for right or left-handed players and come with soles similar to the sliding shoe. For bowling purposes performance bowling shoes are superior to athletic bowling shoes. But to the bella figura, athletic bowling shoes look and feel like your other athletic shoes. Most athletic bowling shoes have sliding soles on both the left and right shoe. However no traction on the sole can lead to a wardrobe malfunction such as an uncool slip or trip. Interchangeable bowling shoes have the ideal solution – interchangeable soles. Not only does this suit the keep player but does give added traction for day wear. Generally quality bowling shoes are well made with padded linings and collars, and cushioned insoles for added extra comfort. They support and stabilise the feet with added stability to optimise balance.

Types of Bowling Shoes

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