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Old 05-07-2018, 01:30 PM
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One of my friends plays in flip flops, and crushes most everyone. None of us know how he does it. I'd break an ankle if I tried to drive in those. In wintertime, we all laugh because he has to wear shoes like the rest of us, but as soon as it gets drier in the Spring, he's back in flip flops, throwing 400ft again.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:47 PM
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Two weeks ago I went to our weekly straight after work and forgot my golf shoes. I was wearing cheapo Vans that day. Before I got to our first hole, the lateral sides of both of my knees were starting to ache. On my second drive of the day, my left knee tendons seized up on me and caused some weird cramping. After 16 ounces of some electrolytes that my buddy was carrying and 5 holes later I was able to walk normally. The next day my lateral tendons were extremely sore and it felt like I tore my acl again. Today the knees are just starting to feel somewhat normal again. I will never even just go for a walk in my Vans again.

Moral of the story/thread: Wear solid, comfortable shoes that have arch support when discing.
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:52 PM
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There are like 5 active shoe threads at the moment. The general consensus is use common sense. I see the problem already.

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Old 05-07-2018, 04:12 PM
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There are like 5 active shoe threads at the moment. The general consensus is use common sense. I see the problem already.
lol. 5 threads are necessary.

Ya need comfy driving shoes to get to the course. Then something grippy and supportive, yet not bulky for concrete tees. A boat shoe for wet tees. Hip boots or waders maybe required in some situations. A pair of comfortable hikers with just the right amount of lug... not too heavy if you're going multiple rounds. Spikeless footgear for delicate bent grass greens. Turf tees= indoor soccer shoes, winter rounds call for...

I like moccasins for just standing around waiting for players to change into the proper shoe.

Don't get me going on socks and laces.

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Old 05-10-2018, 04:51 AM
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I disc in tennis shoes. A lot of the strain that tennis puts on shoes is the same strain you put on shoes while discing. Although, to a much lesser extent in disc golf.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:56 AM
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There are like 5 active shoe threads at the moment. The general consensus is use common sense. I see the problem already.
Don't you remember what Mars Blackman said?

IT'S GOTTA BE THE SHOES
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:16 PM
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Shoes made for tennis are my preferred disc golf shoe. A good pair will offer reinforced sidewalls due to the general stopping motion that tennis players constantly use. This is a similar stopping motion to what we use when we plant for a backhand drive.

I've used other types of sneakers like basketball, running and cross-training and have blown out the sidewall fairly quick on all of them.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:37 PM
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I must be getting old.

Shoes are the most important piece of equipment for me when discing. I need comfortable that provide support and won't slip.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:10 AM
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I must be getting old.

Shoes are the most important piece of equipment for me when discing. I need comfortable that provide support and won't slip.
close, but not quite. when you're old you'll appreciate your socks even more. it's ALL about the Smartwool, baby.....

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Old 05-11-2018, 01:37 PM
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Why stop at shoes?

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