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    Default Gonna buy a shoe.

    What would you recommend for someone who has never had a legit pair of shoes (ones that don't have slide on both feet)?
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    What's your average?

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    Iím hovering in the 200-205 range but Iím looking for something above the entry level shoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobLV1 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPhoenix View Post
    What would you recommend for someone who has never had a legit pair of shoes (ones that don't have slide on both feet)?
    I think the key question is where do you bowl?
    If you just bowl at one center and the approaches are well maintained you can get by with the next step up from what youíve been using, in other words you could get a pair of ďhandedĒ shoes where only one shoe has a slide sole.
    If you bowl, or intend to bowl, at different centers, or if the approaches vary a lot at the one or two centers where you bowl, I would recommend one with interchangeable slide soles.
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    I bought a pair of Dexters with fixed soles for about $55 but in the summer league I was sticking bad so bought a pair of Storm's with interchangable soles for about $160. Turns out I only use the #8 sole. The 10 is way too slick and I fell twice with it on so the 8 it is. In the end I should have saved my money and stuck with the $55 ones
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    I bought a pair of Dexters with fixed soles for about $55 but in the summer league I was sticking bad so bought a pair of Storm's with interchangable soles for about $160. Turns out I only use the #8 sole. The 10 is way too slick and I fell twice with it on so the 8 it is. In the end I should have saved my money and stuck with the $55 ones
    Dexter does make an S9 sole but it doesnít come, or at least it didnít with the shoes when I bought my SST8s
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Anderson View Post
    Dexter does make an S9 sole but it doesnít come, or at least it didnít with the shoes when I bought my SST8s
    Somebody mentioned that. Might try to find one. My Dexters aren't interchangeable so not sure they would work on the Storms? Seems a 9 might be perfect for me. I don't really slide but when the approach is tacky it will sometimes jam my knee so I'd like a little give
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatman37 View Post
    My Dexters aren't interchangeable
    A option you might try is a Bowlers Slide Sock, it just slips over your shoe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowl1820 View Post
    A option you might try is a Bowlers Slide Sock, it just slips over your shoe.
    Yeah. I have seen those. Might try to get an S9 for my Storms first though.
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    Ok so I never thought I'd spend close to $300 on bowling shoes but the 9s are so worth it. Just realizing after 3 years that I should try something other than a s5 or s7 on wood approaches..I think I cann have more stability and leverage with a straight slide... though a 3sole/5heel is not recommended by on the chart

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