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Hi, I'm doing my first tournement in Feb, looking for a good disc golf shoe. What shoes do you like the best for the sport? I find my plant foot slides around alot, especially on wet, and snowy Tee-Pads.
When the course is set in park-like conditions, I now opt for my skate shoes.
Padded & supportive, they are comfortable and produce less tension on the feet.
For rugged courses, believe or not, Born make some tire tread-soled shoes that hold up quite well.
I'm on the hunt though, for the perfect pair.
I don't think I'll buy a pair of Merrell's again.
Good info Lafn. I wear a keen hiking shoe or sometimes a columbia hiking shoe. Both are realy worn down, but still give me support and plenty of grip on concrete even when wet. I have a nice pair of vasque with a lug type sole that I use on courses with no tee pad. The issue I have is finding the right grip balance. The vasque digs into the turf and prevents my plant foot from rotating freely. This can be almost as dangerous as no grip at all, as both extremes can cause a fall. I can't imagine playing with cleats.
The right balance between too much grip and not enough grip is a very thin line. For example, when pouring concrete tee pads on new courses, a "broom" finish in not recommended because it creates too much friction. The plant foot must be able to rotate or injury will result.
So on the North Face Hedgehogs, i noticed on the REI website there are two different kinds the Hedgehog III hiking shoe, and the cross training shoe. Which one is the right one?
$110- The North Face Hedgehog III GTX XCR Hiking Shoes - Men's http://www.rei.com/product/811478
$59.83- The North Face Hedgehog GTX XCR Cross-Training Shoes - Men's http://www.rei.com/product/763575