Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: New Shoes

  1. #1
    Cranker classygranny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    955
    Chats: 55

    Default New Shoes

    Help me decide....

    I currently wear a women's Dexter The-9s. They are breaking down and starting to hurt my feet. They are really heavy as well.

    I'm looking for a lighter weight shoe, with good support (leather/not synthetic) and interchangeable soles. I could go to a men's in a smaller size.

    The cost isn't really relative as much as the quality and fit.

    Suggestions?
    Proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums & winner of bowling ball give-away!
    Roto-Grip Defiant Soul, Brunswick Meanstreak Brawler, Ebonite Maxim
    High Series - 704; High Game - 290 (not on same night) Current Average - 170-180 THS
    USBC Membership #2786-23048

  2. #2
    SandBagger
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Southeast PA
    Posts
    239
    Chats: 0

    Default

    My Mom's Dexter The 9's lasted about 2 seasons before they started falling apart. Dexter told us that was normal and the shoes aren't designed to be durable.

    She then bought a pair of women's Team Brunswick shoes and a pair of Hammer Lady Vixen shoes. Overall she prefers the Hammer shoes. They are made by KR, but aren't genuine leather.

    There aren't many real leather options other than the 3G Tour Ultra or Sport Ultras. 3G shoes are very nice as long as you don't mind the slightly different style used for the replaceable soles and heels compared to Dexter.

  3. #3
    Cranker classygranny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    955
    Chats: 55

    Default

    When you say slightly different style used for the replaceable soles and heels...are you referring to the 9s having the flexible tubing rather than the flat sole (my SST 8s were flat)?

    I understood the 3G Tour to be kangaroo leather...whatever that might withstand...

    Good information, thanks!
    Proud member of bowlingboards.com bowling forums & winner of bowling ball give-away!
    Roto-Grip Defiant Soul, Brunswick Meanstreak Brawler, Ebonite Maxim
    High Series - 704; High Game - 290 (not on same night) Current Average - 170-180 THS
    USBC Membership #2786-23048

  4. #4
    High Roller Stormed1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    So. Holland,Il
    Posts
    1,938
    Chats: 221

    Default

    The 3G Tour Ultras are super comfortable
    Still love the game but had to quit because of my left leg amptation
    High game 299 x 5 High sanctioned series 805 (1989)

  5. #5
    SandBagger
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Southeast PA
    Posts
    239
    Chats: 0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by classygranny View Post
    When you say slightly different style used for the replaceable soles and heels...are you referring to the 9s having the flexible tubing rather than the flat sole (my SST 8s were flat)?

    I understood the 3G Tour to be kangaroo leather...whatever that might withstand...

    Good information, thanks!
    On the 3G shoes, the sole has a permanently attached outer border on the sole, about 1/4 inch wide. The center part of the sole is the interchangeable part. So the sole's border, over time, can get very dirty.

    The heels have a hole on the center that sets in to an anchor piece on the heel of the shoe to help center it.

    Kangaroo leather is very soft, supple, and lightweight. Also very comfortable and durable. The Tour Ultras are kangaroo leather, while the Sport Ultras are regular leather.

  6. #6
    Pin Crusher Timmyb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Posts
    1,015
    Chats: 0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryster View Post
    My Mom's Dexter The 9's lasted about 2 seasons before they started falling apart. Dexter told us that was normal and the shoes aren't designed to be durable.
    I've had my 9's going on near 3 years. No signs of falling apart.
    Old guy with power (15.5-16; 325). Current arsenal--Storm Phaze III, Storm SureLock, Storm IQ Tour Nano and Motiv Rebel tank (spare/dry). High sanctioned game - 299. High sanctioned series - 772. A.V. 300-s - 8. Longest string - 19.
    2020/2021 YTD highs--High game; 279--High series; 729

  7. #7

    Default

    I love my Sarah XXX Tenth Frame shoes. They are comfortable and very supportive. However, I don't think they are real leather, although the fake leather actually looks good. They do have nice interchangable soles.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •