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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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I've been using New Balance. I am now using their '570 All Terrain' with 'N-fuse' sole. Light weight, xxxwide, good traction.
Well I need 2 types. Spring/Summer, Low tops, Preferably heavy traction. i need something that does not have laces that would catch on shrubs and branches etc. They have to highly ventilated and have a great grippy in sole. I used to have a pair of really nice Solomons that had this special type of foam that would conform to your toes and foot arch, and would last like this for months. The Traction on these were impressive, I think they were called contra grip. The traction on the heel was opposite the traction on the front. If Merril made something like that, I would def. buy a pair and switch to their brand.

For Winter/Fall I need something with heavy traction and they have to be waterproof and high tops. Laces are fine with these but if there was something similar to the laceless system on Solomons i would prefer that. I would prefer the same sole as the ones I mentioned above.

Crazy over the top ideas: Hightop Shoes with a pull out Gater sleeve you can pull out from a pocket on the opening of the shoe. You can then wrap the gater around you leg for extra wetness protection.
I love my Merrells. They're a little spendy, but definitely worth the quality. I took a poll at a tournament earlier this summer and it looked like about half of the people used some kind of specialty shoe (i.e. Merrell, Salomon, Keen, Columbia, etc.) And it looked like they were mostly in the upper divisions like Open and Advanced. This tells me that the people who take it seriously opt for expensive and good quality footwear.
hi-tec hydro or all terrain crocs it depends on how wet it is. (the hydro's have wholes in them.) if lava can't cut up my plastic shoes i don't know what can.
Very Nice, Crocs and Merrells are under the same parent company, Wolverine.
tell them they need to make a 4x wide shoe

Seen These Shoes : BITE TREKKER Disc Golf Shoe
Bought out by Crocks and Discontinued.
I am wearing a pair now and have one pair of new backups.
Wore out two pair of the high tops with the same sole before these.
The sole is made by Vibram and should be able to be slapped on any shoe!
The Bite shoe was not comfortable unless you provided your own insert!!!
Otherwise, great grip, waterproof and durable...I am mean to mine.
Added confidence knowing you are not going to slip...extremely important in FLORIDA.
Still waiting to see who wants to produce a shoe designed specifically for disc golf instead of grabbing a golf or hiking shoe and touting that it is specifically designed for disc golf.
Vibram is close with that sole, very close! Just a little tweaking and it would be golden!!!

Link to the last of the Bite Shoes at Clearwater Disc Golf Store !!!
Well keep your eyes pealed, because I am working with some shoe designers to make a 'disc golf shoe' and not just a shoe re-marketed towards disc golfers, but a new product dedicated to disc golf. I am currently wearing, what they think is their best direction so far, on my feet.

I'm keeping them posted on feed back on disc golfer needs.
Spring through Fall I use a shoe that has grip on concrete as well as grass, usually a hiking/outdoor shoe of some type right now it is a Lake & Trail low-top

Winter/Snow I have a pair of hunting boots I use that are Waterproof and have 1200grams of thinsulate. I need a new pair of these as they are getting quite worn-out
I used saucony running shoes, its very comfortable. Been using it for years...
For wet days I wear Merrell Chameleon boots. On dry days I rock the Vibram five fingers. The fingers have become my preferred disc golf footwear.


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