How to Choose Your Next Bowling Shoes | Tips

How to Choose Your Next Bowling Shoes | Tips


hey everyone Marc buffa here from proof of distribution life here in Montreal Canada alongside my good friend but clap saddle from Dexter bowling with us he’s doing his last hoorah coming back and today we’re going to talk about buds top 5 tips on how to choose your next pair of shoes alright so but here’s my list of our top 5 or your top 5 things to look for when you’re looking for your next pair of shoes and number one you suggested was fit the shoe has to fit whether it looks good or whether it’s just okay you need to make sure that this shoe fit you properly or you’re not gonna be happy number two what’s one of the things that the Pro Shop operator needs to ask before proceeding to the sale in my opinion I want to see his old shoe show me what you’ve been balling in that’s gonna tell me a lot it’s gonna tell me what kind of price point you’re into it’s gonna show me how you’re wearing your shoe and it’s gonna tell me a little bit about the style that you enjoy so well we’ve got a pair of shoes here that we’re gonna demonstrate so here we’ve got an older pair of ssth you know and we see here that the traction foot is quite beat-up so give us a little bit of a recommendation on this but the first thing I would look at is I look at the toe and I see that he’s really dragging that toe severely so that tells me two things he may need to upgrade into the 9 which has a new permanently fixed durable toe piece on there that will help ensure that the shoe lasts a long long time so as since you’re on that topic so this list is demonstrate that so as we see here on the t-h-e technology it is part of the sole versus the shoe he’s absolutely just destroying the front part of his shoe he’s gonna have to replace his shoe ok and second option would be we have a new shoe called the hybrid SS t6 hybrid and with this shoe we’ve implemented the technology from a shoe that we used to have called the tank which has a extremely durable toe piece this will help protect the front part of that shoe from being destroyed like this was so but now that we got a chance to see what the bowler has in their feet right now the third thing that we were going to talk about was the performance level we have these style of shoes where there’s the to slide soles then there’s also the push foot so what would be some of the advantages why would somebody want to upgrade from a dual slide setup to a designated push foot exactly in order to generate energy to go into your delivery you need to have some traction on your non slide foot so if you’re right-handed bowler you want to have some traction on your right foot and so our next level up is far as performance you want to have a right left specific shoe so it would have a slide component on your left shoe and attraction or a rubber material on your right foot next up but you want to look at what we were talking about earlier performance level okay so we have a bowler that had a performance type shoe and we want to see the differences between the styles of shoe so here bud we’ve got a th e9 technology so this would be catered more towards which type of player that’s a high performance bowl okay that’s dragging his foot and he wants to protect the shoe so he can replace the toe piece without having to replace the shoe okay so this would be for somebody that bowls maybe you know two nights a week turning the bowl tournament bowler stuff like that so especially also with the interchangeable soles maybe guys the bowl in different centers correct things of that nature exactly okay so let’s step down now to your more casual type of bowler let’s start out with something more entry-level okay so let’s talk a little bit more about you know something like a Ricky style bottom this is what probably 90% of the bowlers out there they’re watching our videos are gonna be wearing something like this so let’s explain a little bit about some of the the features on this versus the rest of the line okay basically the bottom of the shoe is these flat bottom so there isn’t any raised heel which is a performance feature so what we do is we have microfiber or something man-made that allows the bowler to slide and as he delivers the ball the problem with an entry-level shoe is the slide material is on both feet we call this Universal so whether your right foot right-handed or left-handed you’re gonna have the same exact compounds on both of your shoes and if we look at a little bit of a step up like you were saying like on this one here we see that the slide pad isn’t as long and once you go up a little bit in price point then we have a little bit of a longer slide path correct this will give you a little better performance even in a universal situation where both feet have a microfiber on it this will allow you to slide longer and state more into your shot than what this will and then the next step up from that would be something where we have a designated push foot correct right so this is going to be for the bowler that maybe already has a universal type sole like what you’re saying but wants to step up his game and get a little bit more leverage going into the final and correct the net yeah the next price point up would be a right left specific shoe it still has man-made materials on the upper so we can keep the price down a little bit but this will allow you to generate more energy as you deliver the bowling ball just to also let everybody know that this technology were basically you have a push foot this is on every high-performance correct absolutely so but next let’s talk about the different styles of lacing systems I guess if you want to say so you taught me this a long time ago and I love bragging about it and it’s pretty cool so explain to us the difference between a blue chair and a you throat okay it’s really pretty simple but all shoes are made one way or another they’re either a you throw or a blue turd a you throw actually the I stay is what we this is the I estate both sides of the lacing the I stay is fixed so this gap right here or this distance can never be changed so this shoe will actually fit less feet than a blue chair will it’s more for aesthetics that’s the reason why this is like this it’s it’s nicer looking more pleasing to the eye but it doesn’t fit as many feet as a blue Chur does okay so a blue chert here what’s the main difference I see a big difference here at the time you’re gonna see a bigger gap as you look down at your shoe but this I stay both these ice days can actually expand or cinch up tighter on the foot so if you’ve got a little narrower foot this shoe will cinch up and fit you better or if your chute or if your foot is a little wide it will actually expand a little bit and accept a little wider foot so the shoe is gonna fit better than a na you throat will so just let’s let’s just do a little resume here of this so as we see here on the Blue Chair there’s no stitching here around the toe piece correct whereas here we see that it’s it’s fixed so really that’s the main difference between the two so I guess for another recap feature this would fit probably people with a little bit of a wider foot or not be some bunions or narrower some some people are a little more smart specific and that’s pretty much it so you throat and moocher also don’t forget that both of these styles of basic lacing systems or however you want to call this they’re not just available in the running shoe style of shoes it’s basically across-the-board is that number four let’s talk about comfort and how basically the shoe will fit your heel but let’s talk a little bit about that so on this model here we see that basically the heel piece is a little bit higher on your Achilles versus the the other shoe here which is a bit more round low-profile yeah so like you said here low profile so this isn’t gonna ride up as high if you have a low ankle this is gonna bite into a shoe if you have a little ankle this this will be okay because it sits down lower yeah so it won’t rub on your foot so basically go to your pro shop trying a whole bunch of different shoes as you see points three and four basically fit exact so just go on shop for a shoe as you would just any normal running shoe and just try a whole bunch of them figure something out that works for you and then lastly one of the added benefits of getting your limited edition air t89 from dexter is also compression of regular brand compression socks so when you walked in earlier you told me hey did you try on the socks and I said no not yet so what’s what’s what what’s this compared to basically what I have on my feet right now you know one of our other brands NHH Brown is a is a nursing shoe company called nursemaids nurse make compression socks is a multi-million dollar business for our company so nurses know the value of compression socks when they’re on their feet all day they need that extra support we know that high performance ballers as balls in in tournaments they could be on their shoes for eight hour eight to ten hours in a day so we want to make sure that you’ve got maximum support as you’re doing your bowling so we wanted to match the color combo with the new colorway of the these are pretty nice yeah this goes up to your knees exactly oh that’s the point you got to give your your whole leg support as you’re being on those shoes oh yeah please don’t wear shorts when you’re wearing this but basically match your socks yeah to the nine with your shoes so you can look as cool as Tyler Jensen out on the lanes I very seriously you know not only they cool looking but they’re extremely value they’re they’re invaluable to your support alright so again make sure to check out shop that boo fo bowling comm to get your pair of limited this and t89 from Dexter limited quantity only in Canada only 36 pair are available already half sold at least so make sure you get them while they’re hot one-time buy once they’re gone they’re gone they’re gone all right Marc buffa here alongside but from Dexter see you guys the next one [Music] you