Many people may assume that all bowling shoes are alike. The average person, when they picture bowling shoes, thinks of ugly, tattered, sometimes bad-smelling monstrosities that pinch the feet or fall off in mid-step. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Even the most casual bowler can easily improve their over all comfort and accuracy by buying their own shoes.
To begin with, many people simply find the idea of rented shoes unsanitary. Even though any reputable bowling alley keeps their shoes as clean as possible, some people just do not like the idea of going bowling, simply because they hate sharing shoes. By buying your own shoes, you will avoid this issue.
The biggest advantage to owning your own bowling shoes is having shoes that fit your feet properly. Bowling alley shoes are often not sized the same as normal footwear, so ever trip to the bowling alley can be a struggle to find a shoe that fits.
Even if you know what your bowling shoe size is, a bowling alley may be out of your particular shoe size, so you might be forced to wear a larger shoe. This can drastically change your ability to line up your bowling approach properly. When you bring your own shoes when you bowl, you will completely eliminate this problem and increase your bowling ability.
Another advantage of owning your own bowling shoes is the condition of the shoes. Rental shoes often have missing or deterioration Velcro or frayed laces. They also generally have worn out soles, which can easily cause problems with a person’s bowling approach. If you have your own shoes, you are in complete control of their condition.
For a person who bowls on a regular basis, owning your own bowling shoes can cut both costs and time. You will no longer have the cost of renting shoes every time you bowl. You will also no longer need to deal with the time involved in trying on multiple pairs of shoes every time you bowl in order to find shoes that just barely work for you. When buying your own bowling shoes, you should consider the cost as it relates to the time spent.
For the more casual bowler, less expensive shoes may be the better option. For someone who bowls regularly, a top of the line shoe may be better. It’s also important to note that one bowling shoe is usually for sliding, while the other is for breaking.
As a result, there are shoes for left-handed bowlers and shoes for right-handed bowlers. Be sure to purchase shoes that are appropriate for you. Some bowlers may also opt to buy shoes with extra features, such as padded insoles. These features can often help to increase both comfort and accuracy.
Another interesting feature of owning your own bowling shoes is personality. Most of us can agree that the most bowling alley shoes are not only usually overly used, but also quite ugly. Having your own shoes allows you to exhibit your own personality and style. Some people prefer a simple style. Others opt for bright and colorful. Whatever your choice is, you can bet that it’ll beat the looks of rental shoes.