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jensm

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Cushioning in bowling shoes
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:11:29 AM »
Thinking about getting a new pair of bowling shoes with a little more cushioning under the foot than my Tour Ultras. I am already using inner soles which support the arches better than the ones that came with the shoes. Any recommendations?
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2015, 04:10:40 PM »
a lot of replies over shoe inserts....I'm willing to bet everyone is over the age of 40 :D

I use SST8's and I have molded inserts that I use. It's expensive, but my insurance paid for it.....otherwise I would go over the counter and see which brand/style works....
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2015, 04:12:04 PM »
I'll be going to Dick's then soon! Being a small guy, I need my feet under me.

And I'm 37.  :p

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2015, 05:01:22 PM »
I went Dr. Scholls "active series" gel insoles (I'm gellin' like Magellan) in my Dexter SST 6's. 
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2015, 03:06:11 AM »
Great to see so many people weighing in on this!

I picked up on insoles after taking up running five years ago (I'll be 56 this year). I use ASICS Kayano running shoes with third party insoles that give my feet better support than the ones included with the shoes. I probably would not be able to run 20-30 miles a week without the right shoe/insole combination. I live in Sweden and it seems like insole brands are different here, but the ones I use cost roughly $75 a pair. They seem to do the job for me.

I have only used Dexter SSTs and 3G Tuor Ultras, but after a recent six hour tournament in my Tour Ultras and the same insoles I use for running, my feet felt a bit more tired that I am used to. So I thought I had better see if there are any bowling shoes with a bit more cushioning under the foot in the market. A neutral shoe with a bit more cushioning under the foot could be better than a neutral shoe with less cushioning under the foot. I doubt if bowling shoe manufacturers would make shoes with pronation support. But it would be neat to have that choice.

I will look into the Brunswick TPU-X shoes.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 08:48:48 AM »
I really don't mean to Hijack this thread, but I'm curious who amongst you bowls in street shoes with just a shoe slider over the toe?  I also see a guy at one of my local centers who puts a GIANT sock all the way over his sliding shoe.

I was goofing off after a session and grabbed my spare ball to throw some balls thumbless and in my street shoes.  I was surprised at how very little I slide to begin with and it made me think I may be happier in a pair of street shoes devoted to bowling and with a shoe slider.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 12:13:38 PM »
I might be going for the Brunswick TPU X shoes. A friend who got them a couple of months ago thinks they are the most comfortable and cushioned bowling shoes he's ever had. Allegedly the TPU X shoes were designed (and made?) by Calloway. That may explain why they cost roughly $325 a pair here in Sweden.
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 12:37:58 PM »
I'll wear two pair of athletic socks with my SST8's, feel I have better balance and comfort.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2015, 12:43:11 PM »
I really don't mean to Hijack this thread, but I'm curious who amongst you bowls in street shoes with just a shoe slider over the toe?  I also see a guy at one of my local centers who puts a GIANT sock all the way over his sliding shoe.

I was goofing off after a session and grabbed my spare ball to throw some balls thumbless and in my street shoes.  I was surprised at how very little I slide to begin with and it made me think I may be happier in a pair of street shoes devoted to bowling and with a shoe slider.

Depends on the shoe.
As long as it does NOT leave marks on the approach after you get there, slide or not, no harm, no foul. But most marks are left by the non-sliding shoe, if you look at the area from 6" to 5' behind the foul line. Many shoes or even running shoes use a plain rubber sole or heel; they leave tons of marks on the approach. Those are as bad as someone throwing baby powder or Easy Slide back in the setee area.
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2015, 02:37:47 PM »
Brunswick TPU-X.

I wore 3G's for 5 years and thought they were great. Trust me Brunswick TPU-X's are 10 times more comfortable.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2015, 03:08:31 PM »
Brunswick TPU-X.

I wore 3G's for 5 years and thought they were great. Trust me Brunswick TPU-X's are 10 times more comfortable.

How do they compare size-wise?  I currently use Tour Ultras so can I expect to use the same size in the TPU-X?

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2015, 03:31:22 PM »
Brunswick TPU-X.

I wore 3G's for 5 years and thought they were great. Trust me Brunswick TPU-X's are 10 times more comfortable.

How do they compare size-wise?  I currently use Tour Ultras so can I expect to use the same size in the TPU-X?


Mine were almost identical in size.The only difference I found was that the TPU-X are not quite as wide as the 3g's and I purchased the Wide fitting.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2015, 05:16:33 PM »
Brunswick TPU-X.

I wore 3G's for 5 years and thought they were great. Trust me Brunswick TPU-X's are 10 times more comfortable.

How do they compare size-wise?  I currently use Tour Ultras so can I expect to use the same size in the TPU-X?


Mine were almost identical in size.The only difference I found was that the TPU-X are not quite as wide as the 3g's and I purchased the Wide fitting.

Ok, thanks for the info.

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2015, 05:47:48 PM »
I'll wear two pair of athletic socks with my SST8's, feel I have better balance and comfort.
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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2015, 01:10:35 PM »
My daughter wanted a shoe with some color, something they really don't offer in women's bowling shoes.  Her Coach recommended she try the Brunswick TPU, Donna slid her foot in the shoe and the smile was instant!  I'm quickly watching quite a few teammates go from Dexter to Brunswick!

http://www.bowlwithbrunswick.com/shoes/detail/tpu-x/

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Re: Cushioning in bowling shoes
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2015, 01:37:41 PM »
My daughter wanted a shoe with some color, something they really don't offer in women's bowling shoes.  Her Coach recommended she try the Brunswick TPU, Donna slid her foot in the shoe and the smile was instant!  I'm quickly watching quite a few teammates go from Dexter to Brunswick!

http://www.bowlwithbrunswick.com/shoes/detail/tpu-x/

I don't mean to offer any discouragement, but it seems people are having a problem with the non-sliding shoe, especially with the toe not holding up. Brunswick is aware of this problem. I don't know if they has corrected this problem yet or not. People do say though that the shoes are really comfortable. Ditto on the comfort of 3G Tour Ultras being really comfortable.
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