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Bigtruck
04-26-2008, 09:56 PM
I know there have been threads about great shoes to play in, but I think it should be addressed occassionally as new one are coming out.

Whenever I shop for anything, I always consider how it will affect my pool game. Shoes especially. I look for good carpet traction, comfortable sole & good comfy interior. I'm currently playing in some Johnston Murphy casuals. They are extremely comfortable in the long haul and grip very well.

Does anyone have shoes that you swear by as "players"?

Ray

branpureza
04-26-2008, 09:59 PM
I play pool in 2 different kinds of shoes... New Balances and Nike Shox. The Nike's give the New Balances the 7 out.

When I play one-pocket I wear orthopedics. (joke)

burns420
04-26-2008, 10:00 PM
its all about the socks these days.

Bigtruck
04-26-2008, 10:21 PM
its all about the socks these days.

I've been wearing full cushion GoldToe athletic black lately.Very comfy! I had a buddy years ago that proclaimed you get about anything you wanted for a pair of GoldToes in the "joint". :D.

Ray

mullyman
04-26-2008, 10:22 PM
Nike Air Max TL4
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/6505/nikeql6.jpg

But I bookmarked that Johnston Murphy page.

branpureza
04-26-2008, 10:34 PM
i wear these when I practice... they feel so natural.

bencho
04-26-2008, 10:37 PM
i wear these when I practice... they feel so natural.

hahahaha.... I personally just wear Reebok classics... or lately, ive been doing Rockport Loafers.

cuejoey
04-26-2008, 10:42 PM
I know there have been threads about great shoes to play in, but I think it should be addressed occassionally as new one are coming out.

Whenever I shop for anything, I always consider how it will affect my pool game. Shoes especially. I look for good carpet traction, comfortable sole & good comfy interior. I'm currently playing in some Johnston Murphy casuals. They are extremely comfortable in the long haul and grip very well.

Does anyone have shoes that you swear by as "players"?

Ray
Bigtruck this subject comes up about once a year here..In my opinion it is more important than most thimk...I prefer to wear my comfortable gym/walking shoes.....:)

Bigtruck
04-26-2008, 10:50 PM
i wear these when I practice... they feel so natural.

I wonder if you could wear those at the BCA Nationals?:D

Ray

rossaroni
04-26-2008, 10:51 PM
British Knights! ;)

The shoes that light up when you walk may be helpfull too. They may look stupid and not be comfy at all, but you could walk around your opponenets line of sight and shark them!

branpureza
04-26-2008, 11:00 PM
I wonder if you could wear those at the BCA Nationals?:D

Ray


you'd have to paint the nails first of course... nationals is classy

TXsouthpaw
04-26-2008, 11:16 PM
Air force ones, low cuts, all white. Got 5 pairs. Always shoot my best in those.

ccn7
04-26-2008, 11:20 PM
Check these out .;) http://www.zcoil.com/ People I have asked who were wearing them, swear they are really all they claim and more.:rolleyes: What I like is custom fit, for some reason one foot is 1/2 size bigger than the other.:confused: Kindy of nerdy, but at 60, i dont care i want comfort. Now i just have to convince the wife I NEED them.:eek:

ironman
04-27-2008, 02:29 AM
I know there have been threads about great shoes to play in, but I think it should be addressed occassionally as new one are coming out.

Whenever I shop for anything, I always consider how it will affect my pool game. Shoes especially. I look for good carpet traction, comfortable sole & good comfy interior. I'm currently playing in some Johnston Murphy casuals. They are extremely comfortable in the long haul and grip very well.

Does anyone have shoes that you swear by as "players"?

Ray

Come on Ray, just close your eyes and count backwards from 100. It will happen and you will feel all better in the morning.

WesleyW
04-27-2008, 03:38 AM
I wear my Hugo Boss sneakys

worriedbeef
04-27-2008, 04:30 AM
I look for good carpet traction

I love that line lol.

on a serious note too, i think there's definitely something to be said for wearing some sort of shoe as opposed to trainer - kind of keeps you flatter and more balanced. steadier. trainers have a tendency to make you rock a little bit.

Shortside K
04-27-2008, 05:24 AM
Come on Ray, just close your eyes and count backwards from 100. It will happen and you will feel all better in the morning.

I totally agree with you, Ironman.
What's next? What color of shirt makes you play better?
Does the type of soap you wash with affect your game?
Sheeesh!

All that's needed is a little common sense.

You can play in any type of shoes. Yes, if you are playing in a tournament or a long session it makes sense to wear comfortable shoes. However, picking shoes specifically for playing pool seems a bit extreme.

The King
04-27-2008, 05:24 AM
They are the original ones that Dorothy wore in the Wizzard of Oz ... Whenever I get in over my head on the table I can still click them together three times and repeat over and over "There is no place like home " and presto I'm out of there waking up at home in bed like nothing ever happened ... Best pool shoes I ever owned...

Did I mention my Billiards cell phone it comes in handy for the times when I don't have on my Pool shoes... Just flip it open and call my starship Enterprise ... And tell Scotty to beam me up I'm in a world of **** ...

Ya'll dont even want to know about what I wear / have when things are going good ...lol...

9BallPaul
04-27-2008, 05:30 AM
Gotta be a pair of Keens. Most comfy shoe ever. We're like a cult. When we see others wearing them, we stop them on the street for conversation.

ironman
04-27-2008, 07:05 AM
They are the original ones that Dorothy wore in the Wizzard of Oz ... Whenever I get in over my head on the table I can still click them together three times and repeat over and over "There is no place like home " and presto I'm out of there waking up at home in bed like nothing ever happened ... Best pool shoes I ever owned...

Did I mention my Billiards cell phone it comes in handy for the times when I don't have on my Pool shoes... Just flip it open and call my starship Enterprise ... And tell Scotty to beam me up I'm in a world of **** ...

Ya'll dont even want to know about what I wear / have when things are going good ...lol...

Hey Ray,
This guy needs a little sleep too>

Johnnyt
04-27-2008, 07:13 AM
Have any of you guys ever went out in non-rubber sole dress shoes not knowing you were going to end up playing pool? Many times I did and while reaching on one leg for a shot have my foot slip and the family jewels come crashing down on the top of the rail. Ouch. Johnnyt

Bigtruck
04-27-2008, 07:47 AM
Have any of you guys ever went out in non-rubber sole dress shoes not knowing you were going to end up playing pool? Many times I did and while reaching on one leg for a shot have my foot slip and the family jewels come crashing down on the top of the rail. Ouch. Johnnyt

I have a pair that do this! My family jewel took years to grow (beer gut)and I wouldn't want to put that in harms way. :D

Ray


Lewis- I , being a pool shoe owner, have noticed that you wear the same type of shoe almost exclusively. You honestly didnt even think about pool when shopping for those? Give me a break,you pro you . 66,65,64,63........

Ray

Ps. Ropers suck to

ironman
04-27-2008, 07:52 AM
I have a pair that do this! My family jewel took years to grow (beer gut)and I wouldn't want to put that in harms way. :D

Ray


Lewis- I , being a pool shoe owner, have noticed that you wear the same type of shoe almost exclusively. You honestly didnt even think about pool when shopping for those? Give me a break,you pro you . 66,65,64,63........

Ray

Ps. Ropers suck to

See, you just assume what is seemingly the obvious. I gought those strictly for yard work and if you pay closer attention, they are the 6th pair of them Ive owned.

Furtherly, I've not fallen in the yard in over two years either. 61,60,59,58

Come to Fast Eddies next weekend in SA for the tournament. I'll show them to you. I'm supposed to play BP some more $5.00 9 ball { I guess his wife does give him an allowance once in a while, who could blame her if you have seen him play} and you can see them up close.

custmqs
04-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Air force ones, low cuts, all white. Got 5 pairs. Always shoot my best in those.


Is that you Nelly? I heard once you scuff 'em it f__ks up your whole night! :D :D :D

Bigtruck
04-27-2008, 08:48 AM
Is that you Nelly? I heard once you scuff 'em it f__ks up your whole night! :D :D :D

Give me 2 par! Hehe

Ray

trustyrusty
04-27-2008, 10:44 AM
As long as you're not light in the wallet....try these-
classic looks, ULTRA comfortable, waterproof (in case of clumsy friends or opponents after a few drinks :rolleyes: ), and the softspikes give excellent traction after said spills!!!! :eek: :D :cool: :p

rackem
04-27-2008, 10:58 AM
Are we talking 8-bal, 9-ball, 14-1, 10-ball, or 1 pocket. I have different Japflaps for all. But then I do have a limbsaver on my cue for toe protection.:D :cool: :rolleyes: :D

sponge bob
04-27-2008, 11:03 AM
Motorsports style shoes are the best to use period. Created so that every little vibration is felt by the foot, its almost like playing barefoot.

johntaggz88
04-27-2008, 11:23 AM
Either the Air Jordan III or IV retroes work good for me. = )

CTYankee
04-27-2008, 12:04 PM
Either http://www.highheelshoemuseum.com/imagesmen/zmen20.jpg or these http://www.sheknowsbest.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/3034-267484-d.jpg depending on the season.

s0lidz
04-27-2008, 03:51 PM
I found these to be pretty comfy, and they help you keep your feet planted solidly all the way through your shot!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/ew1075/ShoBeesRdBluYel.jpg

CocoboloCowboy
04-27-2008, 03:54 PM
http://www.zappos.com/images/720/7201285/985-199512-t.jpg





Asic Gel Runnig Shoes serve me well.

One night at Metro Sports in Phoenix there was a lady playing in Cowboy Boots, with Spurs. Thay were muddy, and I think she was a Cowgirl.

CocoboloCowboy
04-27-2008, 04:02 PM
I found these to be pretty comfy, and they help you keep your feet planted solidly all the way through your shot!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/ew1075/ShoBeesRdBluYel.jpg


Owner is http://www.partypro.com/mm_PARTYPRO_/Images/444.JPG

Fatboy
04-27-2008, 04:09 PM
i perfer to play barefoot, I awalys have, I do at most pool room's(they are cool about that at my regular spots-even though I havent been out in a while)when I cant I like Converse All-Stars low tops with no socks.

Years ago I had a pair of Nike shoes nothing special but I liked them so much I wore them until I had wore the soles out they had big holes in the bottome-bigger than a silver dollar on each side, but other that them I never found any Nike's etc that I like to play in, bouncy shoes just dont work for me, I cant get lined up right-it screw's up my pre shot routein, thats why I like to play bare-foot I can feel the ground same for playing in flat footed shoes. Feeling the ground for me as important as a good cue, its all part of the game.

Dagwoodz
04-27-2008, 04:26 PM
I've found that these Adidas microbounce lites are the nuts for me. Ultra light, great grip and comfortable. But I have to say, shoes are an extremely subjective thing. What's good for the goose might not necessarily be good for the gander.


http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8794/673510si5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Fatboy
04-27-2008, 04:29 PM
I've found that these Adidas microbounce lites are the nuts for me. Ultra light, great grip and comfortable. But I have to say, shoes are an extremely subjective thing. What's good for the goose might not necessarily be good for the gander.


http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8794/673510si5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


not to argue with you, but that "Grip" thing is what I dont like, if my feet are planted and I'm not lined up good then I cant adjust my feet to get in line better, however when I do play with shoes with a good grip then when I do line up right then yes its better than barefoot-but I need to be able to move my feet a bit, which I can do in the Converse shoes too.

like you said its all personal perferance, there is no right or wrong. How the snooker players play with bow ties on is what really amazes me.

asiasdad
04-27-2008, 04:35 PM
Nike Free Trail 5.0 for me.
Lightest, most comfortable shoe
I've ever owned with great
traction.

I live about 5 miles from NIKE HQ,
and I asked a marketing VP why
NIKE did not design a shoe
exclusively for playing pool and
was told basically that market
research showed pool players
to be cheap bast*rds that
would not support the
investment in such a
specialized product.

So much for NIKE corporate
support in the pool world.

tpdtom
04-27-2008, 04:36 PM
Fatboy, I know that you can afford these so later you're going to tell me that I did you a huge favor.

For a number of years now I've been wearing shoes and boots made to measure for me by Russell Moccasins. Within all the shoes and boots they've made for me of course I have a favorite. These are suitable for use with jeans or anything but shorts. They have a true moccasin vamp which cradles your foot. The Vibram 2060 sole must contribute too because I've tried it on other boots with good results. If you're not near Berlin, Wisconsin just send them your foot measurements and about 3-4 months later and $225 less in your wallet will get you extreme comfort. I guarantee it. I have foot problems, have diabetes, and am a big heavy guy. Shoes are important to me when I'm on my feet for hours. Have a look around their site. They've been making sportsmen happy for 110 years or so...Tom

http://www.russellmoccasin.com/index.html

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/sportingclayschukkalg.gif
Russell Sporting Clays Chukka

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/2060vibramlg.gif

Johnnyt
04-27-2008, 04:40 PM
Fatboy, I know that you can afford these so later you're going to tell me that I did you a huge favor.

For a number of years now I've been wearing shoes and boots made to measure for me by Russell Moccasins. Within all the shoes and boots they've made for me of course I have a favorite. These are suitable for use with jeans or anything but shorts. They have a true moccasin vamp which cradles your foot. The Vibram 2060 sole must contribute too because I've tried it on other boots with good results. If you're not near Berlin, Wisconsin just send them your foot measurements and about 3-4 months later and $225 less in your wallet will get you extreme comfort. I guarantee it. I have foot problems, have diabetes, and am a big heavy guy. Shoes are important to me when I'm on my feet for hours. Have a look around their site. They've been making sportsmen happy for 110 years or so...Tom

http://www.russellmoccasin.com/index.html

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/sportingclayschukkalg.gif
Russell Sporting Clays Chukka

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/2060vibramlg.gif

If he buys the company I bet he gets them in under a month. Johnnyt

AZE
04-27-2008, 05:03 PM
A lot of players swear by Nike Shocks.

Personally, Ecko, K-Swiss, Y-3s all feel comfortable when playing... Nike Air Force 1s arn't so great to play in, they are a little too stiff and by the time you wear them in enough that they feel comfortable they just look awful.

AZE
04-27-2008, 05:03 PM
A lot of players swear by Nike Shocks.

Personally, Ecko, K-Swiss, Y-3s all feel comfortable when playing... Nike Air Force 1s arn't so great to play in, they are a little too stiff and by the time you wear them in enough that they feel comfortable they just look awful.

TXsouthpaw
04-27-2008, 05:31 PM
Is that you Nelly? I heard once you scuff 'em it f__ks up your whole night! :D :D :D


I was wearing em long before that stupid song came out. All it did was drive up the price on em.

Some people got nike shox in every color for me its air forces.

Fatboy
04-27-2008, 07:15 PM
Fatboy, I know that you can afford these so later you're going to tell me that I did you a huge favor.

For a number of years now I've been wearing shoes and boots made to measure for me by Russell Moccasins. Within all the shoes and boots they've made for me of course I have a favorite. These are suitable for use with jeans or anything but shorts. They have a true moccasin vamp which cradles your foot. The Vibram 2060 sole must contribute too because I've tried it on other boots with good results. If you're not near Berlin, Wisconsin just send them your foot measurements and about 3-4 months later and $225 less in your wallet will get you extreme comfort. I guarantee it. I have foot problems, have diabetes, and am a big heavy guy. Shoes are important to me when I'm on my feet for hours. Have a look around their site. They've been making sportsmen happy for 110 years or so...Tom

http://www.russellmoccasin.com/index.html

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/sportingclayschukkalg.gif
Russell Sporting Clays Chukka

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff213/tpdtom/Klein%20Cue/2060vibramlg.gif


Thank you Tom, I will try a pair of these, I dont have foot problems but I cant stand uncomfortable shoes, infact I dont wear shoes much, I'm gonna check out the site, they just have to be black,

JohnnyT my bank roll aint what it was this time last year, I never BS about $$$ or anything for that matter and my income has taken a huge hit, I'm ok but it isnt like it was. I dont let it bother me just gotta ride it out, so I'll have to pass on buying the shoe company. Remember that guy who liked the razor company and did the commercials "I liked the razor so much I bought the company", that was in the late 70's I think.

Fatboy
04-27-2008, 07:22 PM
So much for NIKE corporate
support in the pool world.


Its funny you mention that, I had an idea that involved them and a player marketing their goods, like Tiger, Serena, etc, does. I was gonna work on that over the next few months, If you have any contacts there please PM me. The thought popped into my head a couple weeks ago and I think if I pitch it right I can sell it, I'm not looking to make anything on it at all-just doing a friend(player) a favor. Like I said I just want to do things for pool, I didnt mention it because it was a bit earily but with your post I decided to let the cat out of the bag, If it dosent work no big deal. I hope it will-if it does you'll see a player wearing Nike gear, I wont be involved beyond that.

cuejoey
04-27-2008, 09:41 PM
I found these to be pretty comfy, and they help you keep your feet planted solidly all the way through your shot!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/ew1075/ShoBeesRdBluYel.jpg
LOL...............................:D

Bigtruck
04-27-2008, 09:58 PM
I know there have been threads about great shoes to play in, but I think it should be addressed occassionally as new one are coming out.

Whenever I shop for anything, I always consider how it will affect my pool game. Shoes especially. I look for good carpet traction, comfortable sole & good comfy interior. I'm currently playing in some Johnston Murphy casuals. They are extremely comfortable in the long haul and grip very well.

Does anyone have shoes that you swear by as "players"?

Ray

These have been my favorite shoes to play in........by far:

CLICK HERE TO PICK UP A PAIR (http://www.menshoenet-johnstonmurphyshoes.com/415205_Johnston_Murphy_Shuler_bicycle.html)

TXsouthpaw
04-28-2008, 02:15 AM
I totally agree with you, Ironman.
What's next? What color of shirt makes you play better?
Does the type of soap you wash with affect your game?
Sheeesh!

All that's needed is a little common sense.

You can play in any type of shoes. Yes, if you are playing in a tournament or a long session it makes sense to wear comfortable shoes. However, picking shoes specifically for playing pool seems a bit extreme.

the choice of clothes u play in can be important wheter u know it or not. to tight and you cant strech over for long shots. Too loose and ur shirt can touch ball and be a foul. Shoes r especially important. try playing on a concrete floor (ala my avatar) and wearing dress shoes.

softshot
04-28-2008, 02:51 AM
I find that a weekly pedicure.. can really help meld the toe/sock/shoe base into a really solid stance..I always get great english after a pedicure,...

thats the #1 secret of the top pro's...so shhhhhhh mum's the word...

if this gets out it could spell disaster for the pool world as we know it...

D_Lewis
04-28-2008, 06:45 AM
I wear runners when not in bigger tournaments. Nike Air Max 95s, Nike Shox R4, Adidas Goodyear racers.

Big tournaments, I wear Kenneth Cole dress shoes with a rubber bottom. They arent the most comfortable shoe in the world, a small heel but great for a dress shoe.

cubc
04-28-2008, 06:54 AM
Runners here too. Shox and the air max someone else listed on the first page. Same style just a little different in terms of looks.

I tried playing in diff kinds and it's just not as comfortable for me.

D_Lewis
04-28-2008, 11:23 AM
Oh!

I HATE playing without shoes on, when practicing at home, I always had to wear shoes.

Shortside K
04-28-2008, 07:20 PM
the choice of clothes u play in can be important wheter u know it or not. to tight and you cant strech over for long shots. Too loose and ur shirt can touch ball and be a foul. Shoes r especially important. try playing on a concrete floor (ala my avatar) and wearing dress shoes.


Many, many, many times people play great pool without their "pool shoes", or "pool outfits" and don't even think about it.

I believe that 99.999% of pool players have more to worry about when playing pool than what they are wearing.

Agreed, playing pool and wearing dress shoes on a concrete floor can be hazardous to your boys, but precautions can (and should) be taken to prevent any cracking incidents (more frequent use of the cue rest).

Regarding loose fitting clothing and fouling by touching a ball with your clothing, that only becomes an issue during refereed matches. "Average Joe" tournaments and general play use the "cue ball fouls only" rule.

I agree with much of what you say.
It's only common sense to wear clothing/footwear that is appropriate to any activity you are planning to do.

However, I find it absurd that people decide on whether or not to purchase their clothing/shoes based on how it could affect their pool playing.

trustyrusty
04-28-2008, 07:44 PM
However, I find it absurd that people decide on whether or not to purchase their clothing/shoes based on how it could affect their pool playing.

I wouldn'ta thunk it either,until this post. I jokingly posted a pic of my golf shoes (which if you think it's absurd to purchase those - try playing at 6am-ish in the dew or after a good spring or summer rain), but I've never picked out shoes specifically for pool. I have a number of pairs of running shoes (my shoe of choice for most everything other than work) that work quite well for playing. Maybe I'll try each pair out until I find which makes me miss less....:D

poolcuemaster
04-28-2008, 08:21 PM
I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the best Damn shoes in the history of the world--Earth shoes are the bomb. Thats EARTH shoes the ones with the Kalso heel technology and I'm a big guy and the Earth Logan K is the lightest most comfortable shoe I have ever tried. I spent months buying shoes from Shoebuy .com and Planetshoes.com before I found the earth brand, Planet has the Logan k on sell for 78 dollars in 4 colors and both of these sites ship them free and ship them back free if you don't like them, I do auto repair and wear a leather pair of earth shoes all day standing on concrete with 290 pounds and they are like nothing else I have ever tried. Now someone tell me where to find Gold Toe socks for sale.--Leonard

Bigtruck
04-29-2008, 08:23 AM
I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the best Damn shoes in the history of the world--Earth shoes are the bomb. Thats EARTH shoes the ones with the Kalso heel technology and I'm a big guy and the Earth Logan K is the lightest most comfortable shoe I have ever tried. I spent months buying shoes from Shoebuy .com and Planetshoes.com before I found the earth brand, Planet has the Logan k on sell for 78 dollars in 4 colors and both of these sites ship them free and ship them back free if you don't like them, I do auto repair and wear a leather pair of earth shoes all day standing on concrete with 290 pounds and they are like nothing else I have ever tried. Now someone tell me where to find Gold Toe socks for sale.--Leonard

Leonard,

You can pick up Gold Toe socks at your finer dept stores; Foley's,Dillards etc. The full cushion athletic are the nuts.Black,Brown & White.

Ray

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW (http://www.goldtoe.com/store/mensathletic.html)

Bigtruck
04-29-2008, 08:39 AM
Maybe there's more to this shoe thing than we realized!!:eek:

MBT Tariki


MBT activates the whole body: Activates Neglected muscles; Improves posture and gait; Tones and shapes the body; Can help with back, hip, leg and foot problems; Can help with joint, muscle, ligament and tendon injuries; Reduces stress on knees and hip joints.

JoeyA
04-29-2008, 08:49 AM
its all about the socks these days.

Socks, shoes, they all help and each person will have their own preference. For shoes, I actually like basketball shoes, which seem to have the most comfort.

But to really let you in on my secret.....(this is going to make you laugh but it's true): My feet used to hurt, well actually they ached a bit after playing for from a few hours to several hours and so I tried many different shoes and socks which helped marginally. Finally after getting only temporary help and short term relief with the shoes and socks, I started exercising my feet and toes. In the morning I would get up and there did not seem to be a lot of blood flow in my feet and it was like my feet weren't getting enough blood circulation. For my entire life, I never flexed my toes, you know, like a monkey can do where he bends his toes so that he could pick up a pencil. Well, I started flexing my toes and exercising my feet before I get up in the morning or any time I am laying down with my shoes off. I can tell you that my feet and toes are MUCH stronger than they have ever been and my feet no longer ache after a long session on the pool table. I still get tired but my feet don't say, "Please don't ever do that again". :)

JoeyA (strongest toes on the forum) and have run out of pencils at home that have not been broken

Bigdogbret
04-29-2008, 08:55 AM
I now wear CROCKS when playing pool. They are by far the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and I am a big guy, so comfortable shoes are a big deal for me. They are closed toed, so are legal in all big tournaments. I even wear them at home where I used to practice in bare feet.

JoeyA
04-29-2008, 08:57 AM
I found these to be pretty comfy, and they help you keep your feet planted solidly all the way through your shot!

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/ew1075/ShoBeesRdBluYel.jpg

I've been looking for a pair of these, because here in Louisiana, we can climb up on the table and neither of our feet have to touch the ground.
When I go out of town, they make you keep at least one foot on the ground. With these shoes, I should be able to lay on the table and still have the toes of the shoes reach the floor. Do they come in extra long?:D

REP for the great suggestion. :rolleyes: :D
JoeyA

JoeyA
04-29-2008, 09:13 AM
I can't believe that nobody has mentioned the best Damn shoes in the history of the world--Earth shoes are the bomb. Thats EARTH shoes the ones with the Kalso heel technology and I'm a big guy and the Earth Logan K is the lightest most comfortable shoe I have ever tried. I spent months buying shoes from Shoebuy .com and Planetshoes.com before I found the earth brand, Planet has the Logan k on sell for 78 dollars in 4 colors and both of these sites ship them free and ship them back free if you don't like them, I do auto repair and wear a leather pair of earth shoes all day standing on concrete with 290 pounds and they are like nothing else I have ever tried. Now someone tell me where to find Gold Toe socks for sale.--Leonard

WOW! Earth shoes come in a lot of different styles and colors. I like the hype about some of their other styled shoes besides the Logan K which is a steal price wise. Thanks for the heads-up.
JoeyA

!Smorgass Bored
04-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Socks, shoes, they all help and each person will have their own preference. For shoes, I actually like basketball shoes, which seem to have the most comfort.

But to really let you in on my secret.....(this is going to make you laugh but it's true): My feet used to hurt, well actually they ached a bit after playing for from a few hours to several hours and so I tried many different shoes and socks which helped marginally. Finally after getting only temporary help and short term relief with the shoes and socks, I started exercising my feet and toes. In the morning I would get up and there did not seem to be a lot of blood flow in my feet and it was like my feet weren't getting enough blood circulation. For my entire life, I never flexed my toes, you know, like a monkey can do where he bends his toes so that he could pick up a pencil. Well, I started flexing my toes and exercising my feet before I get up in the morning or any time I am laying down with my shoes off. I can tell you that my feet and toes are MUCH stronger than they have ever been and my feet no longer ache after a long session on the pool table. I still get tired but my feet don't say, "Please don't ever do that again". :)

JoeyA (strongest toes on the forum) and have run out of pencils at home that have not been broken


Nice post. I just ordered a pair of HIP BOOTS.
Doug

socks
04-29-2008, 11:43 AM
its all about the socks these days.

a man after my own heart. i actually do just take my shoes off when i play. i do tend to catch alot of crap for it, but its much more comfortable.

Snapshot9
04-29-2008, 11:44 AM
The ole Pool shoes thread ... LOL I have emailed Nike, Reebok, and Rockport about Pool shoes, but, evidently, to no avail. I feel that it is a specialty niche in the market that would take off. I, also, think that teenagers would go for them too.

'And 1' is my next stop for an email about Pool shoes. (I have some killer And 1's I like to play in).

ROFL ... I never wear a button down shirt when playing, and I never wear white underwear when playing in a tournament.

How many of you 'have to have' your butts and shafts in a certain slot in your case?

Beware_of_Dawg
04-29-2008, 12:00 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v442/iftk/07/300_ScreenShot007.jpg

3andstop
04-29-2008, 12:20 PM
Check these out .;) http://www.zcoil.com/ People I have asked who were wearing them, swear they are really all they claim and more.:rolleyes: What I like is custom fit, for some reason one foot is 1/2 size bigger than the other.:confused: Kindy of nerdy, but at 60, i dont care i want comfort. Now i just have to convince the wife I NEED them.:eek:

Did you every find yourself saying "Go Go Gadget Pool?" :)

Hierovision
04-29-2008, 01:13 PM
Thorlo socks (http://www.thorlo.com/socks/running-socks/micro+mini-crew/13.php#A) paired with any massively padded skate shoe is the absolute nuts and can give ANYTHING else the orange crush. You all seriously have no idea what you're missing.

Bigtruck
04-29-2008, 02:58 PM
Thorlo socks (http://www.thorlo.com/socks/running-socks/micro+mini-crew/13.php#A) paired with any massively padded skate shoe is the absolute nuts and can give ANYTHING else the orange crush. You all seriously have no idea what you're missing.

Those Thorlo's do look nice! The blend is real similar to the Gold Toe Athletic and 3x the price. I do play with Diamond Chalk though!:D

These look comfy!:eek: :D

Bigjohn
04-29-2008, 03:21 PM
I know there have been threads about great shoes to play in, but I think it should be addressed occassionally as new one are coming out.

Whenever I shop for anything, I always consider how it will affect my pool game. Shoes especially. I look for good carpet traction, comfortable sole & good comfy interior. I'm currently playing in some Johnston Murphy casuals. They are extremely comfortable in the long haul and grip very well.

Does anyone have shoes that you swear by as "players"?

Ray

I usually use a size 14 baseball clete for ultimate traction while breaking then quickly change into my house shoes.:confused:

Hierovision
04-29-2008, 03:23 PM
Those Thorlo's do look nice! The blend is real similar to the Gold Toe Athletic and 3x the price. I do play with Diamond Chalk though!:D

These look comfy!:eek: :D


Thorlos are absolutely overpriced, but they're the best I've found. I will definitely try some gold toes. I've probably tried them in the past when I was on the quest for the perfect sock, but that was years ago. The skate shoes make most of the difference though.

TXsouthpaw
04-29-2008, 03:34 PM
However, I find it absurd that people decide on whether or not to purchase their clothing/shoes based on how it could affect their pool playing.


I agree completely. I would never purchase clothes specially for pool. Im just talking about whats in my closet that is the most suitable for playing in. For me.