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kidlost2000

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Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« on: March 20, 2009, 10:38:43 AM »
So I was on bowlingball.com looking at some great deals on Circle bowling shoes and really wanted a pair.(I'm a huge fan of Circle products) The only problem is they didn't have interchangeable heels and soles. So I figure for the price I can buy them and do it myself. Needless to say it worked great. Here are some pics. (And works great with my dexter heels and soles.)

Anybody have any Circle bowling towels or shirts out there???

The shoes


The bottom, already started some.


Everything removed


Industrial strength velcro.(used before a time or two on my dexters)


Sideview. It looks like they overlap, but they don't.


Trimmed edges.


Finished product


Dexter sole and heel, and Circle logo that is also removable.


finished product


My favorite combo, the reverse cleat.


Another pic

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kidlost2000

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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 08:27:24 PM »
Less slide. Works well for me on any style approaches. Plus Dexter doesn't make the heel like that anymore and its a must have.

That is the cleat from around 2002 or 2003 they later went to smaller ridges and it seems to slide way to much for me.
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2009, 08:29:56 PM »
where did you get the velcro? pm me please!
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2009, 08:52:09 PM »
You can buy the velcro anywear, Great Job, I used this idea on a pair of AF1s

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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 12:26:21 AM »
Congrats on the idea. Anyone out In IL near chicago there is a guy in the city who will change any shoe u like into bowling shoes . You bring him the shoe and i think it was 50 or so for him to do a pair. Any bottoms slides heels you want.

kidlost2000

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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2009, 12:57:05 AM »
Tried them out in league and they worked great. I ordered a second pair slightly different and did the same thing.

So now I have two great pairs of Circle interchangeable shoes.




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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2009, 01:09:41 AM »
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You can buy the velcro anywear, Great Job, I used this idea on a pair of AF1s


Exactly what I was thinking about doing! I used to wear a Nike on my right foot, as I like a LOT of traction on my pushoff foot. Got the sst8s with the "grippiest" pivot foot soles available, and that works, but it'd still be cool to have my old 'bowling shoes' (air force ones) made into novelty shoes.
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2009, 01:14:34 AM »
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Tried them out in league and they worked great. I ordered a second pair slightly different and did the same thing.

So now I have two great pairs of Circle interchangeable shoes.




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So why doesn't circle do this? Would it really cost them that much more money
that second pair looks pretty sharp and comfortable..
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2009, 01:21:58 AM »
dexter's patents

ABS was able to get around it with the border, Linds got around it with the EXXXtra pucks and the Wedge's strip.


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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2009, 01:34:27 AM »
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dexter's patents

ABS was able to get around it with the border, Linds got around it with the EXXXtra pucks and the Wedge's strip.


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velcro on a sole is really patentable.. I guess so but it seems pretty obvious..and has been around a long time now..
and hasn't it been around long enough that the patent is expired??

what about etonic??
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« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2009, 01:41:08 AM »
Design patents are 17 years.

As far as Etonic, I don't stay current with their lineup, do they have removable soles/heel?
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kidlost2000

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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2009, 03:04:05 AM »
Circle doesn't exist anymore because of Ebonite.

I would imagine you could get around the patent with different designs or use of velcro like what Linds and others have done.

I don't care for the fact that Dexters shoe prices have gotten higher and they give you fewer heels and soles. Then you have to pay $15-$20 to get the one you wanted that they no longer include.


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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2009, 05:43:07 AM »
be carefull those shoes won't be usbc sanctioned

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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2009, 09:45:39 AM »
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Design patents are 17 years.

As far as Etonic, I don't stay current with their lineup, do they have removable soles/heel?
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thanks for the 17 year info.. didn't know that..

and yes .. etonic does have removable soles..same as dexter I think.. maybe something is different enough.. not sure..

no heels yet.. for some reason..
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2009, 02:10:27 PM »
Yes they are.

USBC has no rules that I could find in reference to shoes. Which is why so many people where I bowl use regular tennis shoes.( and because they use furniture polish to wax the approaches before we start bowling every week.)

USBC rule 12

The application of any foreign substance on any part of the approach that detracts from the possibility of other players having normal conditions is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to talcum powder, pumice and resin on shoes, and/or soft rubber soles or heels that rub off on the approach.
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Re: Great bowling shoes for less. (do it yourself)
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2009, 09:40:56 PM »
I've been looking for the velcro that Dexter uses for a while now. Never found it and the only place I ever saw it was in the Storm booth at the Nationals when they shared the booth with Dexter.

I like making my own soles.

The velcro used here is courser and thicker, and the felt part makes for a thicker, spongier sole than the original.

If anybody knows how to get the velcro Dexter/3G uses, please post the info here.  Or shoot me a message.
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