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Old 10-21-2014, 05:37 PM
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Disc Golf Shoes

For a starving student like myself, I like the fact that disc golf is a relatively inexpensive sport. However, with the advent of more disc manufacturers and disc golf related companies, the other parts of the sport are becoming pricey, unless you're a pro or know the owners of those companies. Bags, disc retrievers and now shoes.

My question: Aren't disc golf shoes just a more expensive hiking shoe?
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:40 PM
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Isn't a hiking shoe just a more expensive walking shoe?
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:41 PM
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Isn't a hiking shoe just a more expensive walking shoe?
And more durable...
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:44 PM
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And more durable...
more durable, more rugged, better grip on loose or damp ground, often waterproof. If grip is the only thing that is of concern, I have a pair of Adidas sneakers... pretty sure they are trail running shoes. They've been excellent DG shoes... I'll try to find the model
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:44 PM
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That they are, but ill keep buying keens for disc golf shoes since they are supporting us in the sport.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:46 PM
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And more durable...
more durable, more rugged, better grip on loose or damp ground, often waterproof. If grip is the only thing that is of concern, I have a pair of Adidas sneakers... pretty sure they are trail running shoes. They've been excellent DG shoes. I think they are the Adidas Thrasher
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:46 PM
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My question: Aren't disc golf shoes just a more expensive hiking shoe?
There are very few shoes specially made with disc golf in mind. There are plenty of other shoes that serve the same purpose very well. I prefer to use a hiking shoe to get around the rugged New England courses.

Figure out what you want in a shoe (durability, waterproof, grip, price, etc) and then find one that fits. It doesn't have to say "disc golf" in order to work for disc golf.
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:52 PM
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I guess the point I was trying to make was missed. A hiking shoe differs from a walking shoe because it is designed specifically for the needs of a hiker. Similarly, a disc golf shoe would presumably differ from a hiking shoe because it is specifically designed for the needs of a disc golfer.

In reality, I don't think that is the case......yet. But, I'm not sure the DG shoes are higher priced compared to their hiking counterparts. Keen Nasu are the same price as the Marshalls from which the design was borrowed.
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:15 PM
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I guess the point I was trying to make was missed. A hiking shoe differs from a walking shoe because it is designed specifically for the needs of a hiker. Similarly, a disc golf shoe would presumably differ from a hiking shoe because it is specifically designed for the needs of a disc golfer.

In reality, I don't think that is the case......yet. But, I'm not sure the DG shoes are higher priced compared to their hiking counterparts. Keen Nasu are the same price as the Marshalls from which the design was borrowed.
Sort of. The marshall WPs come on sale often (I grabbed pairs for 65 & 55), but I've yet to see the nasu on sale for anything close to that.
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At the end of the day, some shoes will suck and some will be decent no matter what they were designed for.
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