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The Advantages Of Owning Your Bowling Shoes

By Colin McRae

Even though bowling has long been a favorite pastime for many people, the sport has seen a jump in popularity in recent years in communities across the United States. In many areas, it seems that the bowling lanes are the place to get together for pleasant and friendly times with family and friends. As the sport of bowling has become more popular, more and more people have become interested in becoming better bowlers and getting higher scores. While there are many aspects to improving your game, one of the bowling accessories that can help the most is having your own quality pair of bowling shoes.

Not all that long ago, the truth of the matter was that all shoes for bowling could be described in one word; ugly. They were very functional, which is to say they had the nice smooth sole that allowed all levels of bowlers to gracefully and easily slide up to the line and hurl their ball down the bowling alley lane. Yet other than function, they all looked virtually identical except perhaps the men’s shoes were a different color than those for the women.

In the realm of available bowling supplies and accessories, many things have also changed in recent years. Today, you can find really great bowling shoes that are quite stylish and that even follow current trends. If you didn’t know better, you might even take them for street shoes. While these types of shoes are available for purchase, you won’t find these nice ones for rent at your local bowling lanes.

That might be the biggest reason why people who participate in league bowling, and perhaps youth bowling in particular, enjoy having a pair of their own shoes for bowling. After all, what teenager wants to be seen, or even worse, to be forever captured in group bowling photographs wearing ugly leather shoes? It is much more fun to make a statement, even if it’s with shoes for bowling.

For those who want to get serious about their game of bowling and who would like to master the game, or at least improve considerably, it is a good idea to invest in the basic equipment that everyone needs. The basics include bowling shoes and a bowling ball that have been custom fitted to them, as well as some additional accessories and a good, sturdy bag in which to carry everything to and from the lanes, and to keep things organized and in good condition.

All kinds of bowling gear from shoes to bowling ball bags can be found in a range of prices to fit any budget. Visit Bowling Stuff to get the equipment you need.

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McRae, Colin "The Advantages Of Owning Your Bowling Shoes." The Advantages Of Owning Your Bowling Shoes. 9 Jul. 2010. 17 Sep 2014 <>.

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