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Nor Cal Bowler

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Has anyone converted street shoes into bowling shoes?
« on: June 27, 2008, 01:42:52 AM »
Just curious if anyone has done it. If so what shoe did you use and what did you do on the conversion?

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earlthepearle

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Re: Has anyone converted street shoes into bowling shoes?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 09:56:14 AM »
This topic was brought up before...maybe 6months ago. Yes, a lot of people are doing it. There are some, who are making a nice buck by converting old shoes into bowling shoes. If i remember correctly, some were saying that their is a specific glue that has to be applied on the bowling soles. This "bowling glue" is tougher than cement glue, it has to be, to keep the sole from peeling off. I dont remember the name of this glue. But yes, it`s being done as we speak im sure.

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yoshii

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Re: Has anyone converted street shoes into bowling shoes?
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008, 01:47:52 PM »
some other people i heard were using strong Velcro and changing the soles and heels as well. just another idea others had.
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Grayson

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Re: Has anyone converted street shoes into bowling shoes?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 02:25:37 PM »
friend of mine did it with pair of sport shoes going to the specialist... a cobbler.

had the sliding sole glued on the shoe replacing the rubber one (with the right height etc of course) as he has a weak ankle and needed the additional support a normal bowling shoe could no supply
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