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I had an exciting thought the other day when was talking to my brother-in-law, who is a designer for Merrell (a division of Wolverine that specializes in hiking apparel). I told him how cool it would be if Merrell made disc golf shoes, since myself and a slue of other disc golfers I know use Merrell (or other similar brands) as their preferred disc golf foot attire. Since I cannot think of a single disc golf shoe in existence, I told him Merrell could have a strong chance of cornering that market niche. Since Merrell is a quality brand and based out of Rockford, MI, I would defiantly welcome a disc golf shoe and use it religiously. We continued our discussion with shoe tread ideas and other suggestions. He said he talk about with Merrell's VP, but I want to know my fellow disc golfers' thoughts...

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Keen shoes will have a dg shoe out soon supposedly.Check with Sun King's Mike Barnet about info.
New Balance and Sonoma life style waterproof short boot are on my feet when throwing.
I wear a pair of lo cut Columbia hikers. They are excellent. Good grip but not to sticky for the cement tee pads. Ultra durable, not a speck of wear on them yet! Ive had them for 1 year now.
I've been a Merrell customer for about the last 15 years, and all of them are still wearable although I don't know why. I'm an avid outdoorsman and have put them through hell, and that is an understatement!, I'm in the woods each and every day, rain or shine sun or snow, and my Merrells have taken everything I've put them through with flying colors,Destraayer, Thank your brother in law for me as for the last 10 years since a series of accidents in 2000 that left my neck broken and "repaired" twice and a third break that cannot be fixed, I'm now just one slip, trip, or fall away from being "shut off" as the docs put it, and when I'm in the thick of it, Merrells are on my feet!, so if they do start making Disc golf shoes, please let me know and I'll be the first in line to buy some, and I don't care what they cost either, my life does depend on them.....some things are just more important than money......Steve Hartley,Proud Gold Star Father of Spc. Dustin R. Hartley 1/9 1st Cav. 9/25/81-4/25/2005.
Voodoo, I'll make sure your word will get out. Good thing are in the works.
Good comfortable shoes with grip !
I play my best overal in flip-flops. Croc's still make the best/most athletic flip-flop to my knowledge. Putting is way easier in them. Lately I've been going back to shoes because playing multiple rounds in flops is really hard the joints. So flops are probably out for the long-run everyday discgolfing.
I bought a pair of alpine designs shoes from sports authority. They looked nice and were on sale from $79.99 to $30.00. Worst shoes ever. I could see wear within a week and within a month I almost had a hole in the sole of my right foot.

I then bought a pair of Merrells which so far have held up well. They are really breathable and on normal courses they are great. I used them up at Solitude ski restort and wish I would have had leather up top. It seemed that walking down steep terrain that my feet didn't have enough support.

I wore a pair of keen hybrid sandal/shoes at a doubles tourney last week. The second hole 2 people in my group threw into the river. Walking over the girl who threw into the river looks at me and says oh great you have the perfect river shoes. So I get in look for their discs and the rest of the tourney I was sliding all around on the insides of my shoes. I ended up at 2 over and blame my part of the woes on sliding every time I threw. I can tell you I'm never wearing them again playing. If they were dry they would have been fine but I don't want to be the person who goes in after a disc.
columbias,and the north face,always find them on clearance rack at sports authority
Stone Creek
Usually my Merrels, sometimes New Balance.
They both have trod in enough mud now that i really need to invest in new casual shoes.
Must buy a pair that I CANT PLAY DG in.
so im enjoying this thread for all the worst brands to buy ;)
I dont know if anyone has posted this already. I don't own these, but they look pretty sick. Only disc golf shoe I know of that is still in production.

I'm not sure that I'll ever buy Merrell's again after what I've gone through the past 5 months with mine. I spent well over $200 for a pair of boots and shoes and they have not done me well. I'll take some pix when I get home to my camera...better yet, i'll post video so you can see the damage. Both my boots and shoes are not waterproof, never have been. I figured if I had spent that kind money at Sportsman's Warehouse in Alaska, that they'd work well. With the way they look you'd think I had them for more than a year.

I was thinking of getting the Milos from Keen, but I've heard they're crap as well for the same price. If I spend over $100 for a pair of shoes...they BETTER last. It'd be one thing if I did crazy stuff that was extremely hard on shoes, but i'm just playing disc. I've had $40 shoes that lasted a year and weren't "waterproof" and did just as good of a job...

What is the incentive to buy Merrells?


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