Bowling shoes?

Bowling shoes - There are so many different styles and shades of bowling shoes. Anyone going to a bowling lane will confirm that the shoe has a lot to do with the game. The type and style of bowling shoes availabe was very limited; now, the variety and style is numerous.
United States
April 2, 2007 5:09am CST
I noticed most places I have ever gone..Bowling alleys always have shoes for you to rent. or use while there..Do any of you bowlers have your own?I would worry about wearing shoes worn by so many ..what about you?W
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@bowtieguy (5917)
• United States
22 Jul 07
No, of course I do not go out bowling that much.
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• United States
22 Jul 07
Why do you not go out bowling that much? have you ever went bowling?
• United States
23 Jun 07
I actually have a pair of my own. They look exactly like sneakers so there is no worry about looking like a clown. Plus no worries of getting fungi from other people who bowl, lol. I would suggest dexter brand, thats what i have. But have fun bowling, i know its fun.. so just have fun with it
• United States
23 Jun 07
I think it's fun..I don't think I am really great at it but I do like bowling ...it takes concentration and even if I don't hit the pins..I am releasing tension..ha ha ;)+
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I was surprised to see that you asked a bowling question but was happy about it. You know that I was going to respond to this question. I have my own bowling shoes as I do not like or feel comfortable wearing shoes that others have worn. The bowling alleys always spray the inside of the shoes for safety and cleanliness so you should not worry. I still prefer wearing my own shoes.
• United States
6 Apr 07
Well..Since I got to know you here..I learned you like bowling quite a bit..I like seeing you on my discussions so I thought I create one just for you, Ken;) I have begun studying a little bowling so when you have topics I can jump in..I like to learn about my friends interest..Thanks for advising me that the shoes they rent are sprayed...What do they spray them with??:)+
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
3 Apr 07
i always rent my shoes while i go. i know most bowling alleys have this spray stuff they spray in the shoes after you wear then to kill the germs and stuff. I do not going bowling that often so it would pay for me to buy my own shoes to go.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I wonder what kind of germs they can find in shoes??? Are they catchy or are they like viruses or poison ivy??Do you know;)+
@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I have my own bowling shoes and so does my hubby. We both belong to a bowling league and bowl once a week.Before I got my own shoes I did rent them but they just did not fit right,thats when I bought my own.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
Nothing like having a shoe that fits..Your feet can hurt for quite some time after wearing shoes that dont fit;)+
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I guess when I first was bowling I didn't care one way or the other as they always used some type of spray in the shoes and I assumed it was a disinfectant. When I joined a league, we bought our own balls and shoes. They are gathering dust somewhere...it's been years.
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• United States
2 Apr 07
If you aren't using them you might want to put them up for auction..I bet you get a few pennies or more for them:)+
@RL2006 (494)
• United States
2 Apr 07
I have been to bowling alley's. Some people do buy their own shoes, but they are high in price. I guess they have to sterlize these shoes before putting back on the rack don't you. I was like you, I didn't appreciate using shoes someone else had used.
• United States
2 Apr 07
Yea..you are right..regular sneakers can be quite pricy ..Ebay may carry bowling shoes too..right?+