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Yesterday while nursing the flu, I was thinking do people put thought into shoes for a round. I mean outside of temperature. Do you pick basketball shoes, running shoes, or cross trainers?

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Yes....more then you think. I wear cross trainers. They offer enough aggressive tread for the natural surfaces while still allowing the plant foot to rotate on the concrete.
I will switch to a higher ankle support light weight hiker for rougher terrain.
You forgot Skateboard shoes. They surely aren't the best shoe for wet or snowy ground, however they are the best shoe possible for the abuse we put shoes through. Actually they aren't all that bad when they are new, it's after 8-10 months of use that they become a little slick. I have tried everything including these new Merril shoes that have the Vibram soles(they suck, or at least the upper shoe does) I ripped the sides out of both shoes in 3 months. I've tried New balance(same problem, holes in the side), Adidas(front of shoe rips), Nike(just sucks), Timberland(ok but too heavy), Sketchers(crap-o-la), and Doc Martins(way to heavy). None of these brands can hold out as long as the cheapest skate shoe(CSS, Cheap skate shoe, it's a real company). I've found that DC's, Etnies, World Industries, Van's, and Zoo York's are some of the best ones out there. I currently have a pair of Zoo York's and they are the best one's to date. For flat bottoms with no real tread design these suckers really work well in the wet. I played a tournament last weekend in the pouring down rain for 2 rounds up and down some serious terrain and they did great.By the end of the tournament we were walking in pure mud and I never once had an issue with traction. Not to mention that we were walking in wet leaves and I never slid. Unless you live in the upper U.S. where it gets really cold I would check Skateboard shoes out!!!! If the skaters can't tear them up neither can Disc Golfers!!!!!!!!
i wear crosstrainer/hiking shoes. they are pritty worn out. after winter i think im going to buy some sweet Merrell shoes strickly for discin'. i like these, "Chameleon Wrap Gore-Tex XCR's"

joshlotto said:
i wear crosstrainer/hiking shoes. they are pritty worn out. after winter i think im going to buy some sweet Merrell shoes strickly for discin'. i like these, "Chameleon Wrap Gore-Tex XCR's"




Now those look some good shoes....how much are they Josh?
I like hiking shoes and cross trainers...basically what ever is comfortable and light weight
Check out this site, actual disc golf shoes!!! I know a few people who have them and they love them, I've heard they've got great traction! http://www.biteshoes.com/
Good Trail Runners !!!!
I've never really given it too much thought. i usually just play in tennis shoes, (Chuck Taylors) or some Addias cross-trainers (since they are all that I own). But i've been thinking about a new pair of Merrils. I used to wear them at work all the time. Now that the weather has taken a turn for the worse it's time to make the change to something a bit more waterproof, warmer than my average everyday shoe
canadian ninja said:
Check out this site, actual disc golf shoes!!! I know a few people who have them and they love them, I've heard they've got great traction! http://www.biteshoes.com/

I bought a pair of their Primal flats and love them. The most comfortable pair of shoes ever. I know a couple of people that bought the "distance" shoes that are made for disc golf and they had the same feelings. Crocs bought the company last year so I don't know if there are going to be any changes. So, get them while you can. Right now everything at their site is 50% off.
I used to wear BITES for the ankle support, but after a year they soaked water like a spounge. I recently purchased a pair of Merrells and would recommend those to anyone who wants good ankle support from a well made shoe. I would recommend going with GORE-TEX as it will keep water out and allow vapor to ventilate. After 6 months of wearing (I play a few rounds a week) they've been the best investment I've made for my feet.
buy some seal skins and stick to cross trainers. Any shoe with gore-tex is going to be over a hundred I can buy two sets of newbalance and some skins for that. Just trade out after rounds. save your cash for more plastic or for a tourney. :)
I bought my gore-tex merrells at Dick's Sporting Goods for under $100...they were on sale for $95.

don said:
buy some seal skins and stick to cross trainers. Any shoe with gore-tex is going to be over a hundred I can buy two sets of newbalance and some skins for that. Just trade out after rounds. save your cash for more plastic or for a tourney. :)

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