Everyone knows that bowling shoes are part of the bowling experience. Like it, or not, they are important. Required even!
…However, only a few people other than the professionals know why.
We’re about to let you in on a little secret…here’s why:
- The shoes keep debris from coming onto the lane.
Imagine you wore your favorite pair of Converse to go bowling with your friends. What you didn’t realize is that there was a gum wrapper wedged in the bottom of your shoe. As you are bowling, the wrapper comes off and now it’s your friend’s turn and…they slip. Wearing bowling shoes help to ensure that you only wearing them while bowling and will not cart garbage in from the street.
- The heel of the shoe stops injury.
A bowling shoe’s sole is made out of slippery material to help a bowler’s momentum when they are approaching the lane. However, the heel of the shoe is rubber. The rubber stops the bowler from sliding over the foul line and onto the lane and helps the bowler follow through when they release the ball.
- The shoes allow for the perfect approach.
No matter if you are a left-handed or right-handed bowler; bowling shoes help you land your approach to knock pins right down. Did somebody say STRIKE?? The sliding soles allow you to deliver the ball to the lane consistently. In addition, it helps your center of gravity.
Even though bowling shoes aren’t Jimmy Choo’s or Christian Louboutin’s, they are a part of the whole bowling experience. Plus they add the perfect retro touch to your outfit and will help you earn your perfect strike without any slips!