How to buy Vintage Bowling Shoes

Bowling shoes always seem to be in style. In fact, have you noticed how vintage bowling shoes have affected the whole shoe fashion? Have you noticed how often you see shoes – ones that have clearly been inspired by retro bowling shoes – at work or while out running errands, etc.?

It’s usually pretty tricky to find vintage bowling shoes online. You can see them on Ebay from time to time, but, it will probably take some effort to find exactly what you want in the size you need them in..

Though before you buy your vintage bowling shoes Here are a few tips, and several things to know before buying them.

All bowling shoes are specially constructed so that the bowler can slide efficiently on his last step before releasing the ball.

Tips and Advices on how to buy Your Vintage Bowling Shoes

1. Let me be clear enough on this one: that’s the purpose of the bowling shoes, they are designed for bowling. Be very careful when you buy them online, so if vintage shoes only look like bowling shoes, but haven’t been designed for bowling they can’t be called retro bowling shoes (it should reflects the price)

2.Vintage bowling shoes usually accomplished by having a slick leather sole on one shoe and a rubber sole on the other. Whether the right or left shoe has the slick sole is determined by whether the bowler is right-handed or left-handed. The right handed bowler wears the leather-soled shoe on his left foot and the rubber-soled shoe on his right.

Bowling Shoe Types: Performance or Athletic

3. An athletic style bowling shoe is a shoe that features the look and feel of a regular athletic shoe, but is custom made for the sport of bowling. Athletic styled bowling shoes typically have a sliding sole on both shoes, which is good for beginning bowlers, or people who bowl once a week or less.

4. A performance bowling shoe is just what the name implies - a bowling shoe made for bowling which, by design, is meant to help achieve better bowling performance.

5. Left and right shoe in a pair of vintage performance bowling shoes is different

Each shoe in a pair of performance bowling shoes serves a different purpose. One bowling shoe is for sliding, and the other is for braking. That’s why bowling shoes are designed specifically for right-handed or left-handed bowlers. The shoe for sliding is the one opposite of the hand you bowl with. For example, a right-handed bowler will have the left shoe as the sliding shoe.

6. The Soles of Pro Bowling Shoes

In performance or competitive bowling shoes, the sliding shoe features a sole which will allow the bowler easily slide during their delivery. The braking bowling shoe has a sole which provides traction, and is usually made of a higher friction material, such as rubber. If you are, or plan to be, a competitive bowler, you will probably want to consider a shoe with interchangeable sole pads, so that your slide can match your style, and the surface you are bowling on.

7. The Right Fit for Your Bowling Shoes

While it’s really complicated to choose any retro shoes, vintage bowling shoes is even a bigger pain to choose. Well it's probably obvious that you don't want too tight of a fit, it's also important to avoid a bowling shoe that is too loose. Bowling shoes that do not fit snugly can throw off your balance, and can have an negative effect on your game.

8. How to choose the right size

Measure your feet, or have them professionally measured, even if you already know your size – not only your feet can change over time, the difference in sizes through different decades varie. Use these to find your proper size in the shoes you are going to buy.

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