Shoes for drumming

shambo

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Wrestling shoes...can't beat 'em! Flat, thin, flexible soles and really light. Got an old model for pretty cheap. I've worn them when playing with nicer pants and they worked well for me.
 

resohead

Silver Member
Just picked these up. Don't remember if I've ever owned Van's before. I feel like a 58yo teenage skateboarder. Suave'
 

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shambo

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Those Vans are sweet! Wonder if they still make the Jeff Spicoli black/white checkered models...if so, I would be all in! I had a pair a long time ago and those things would really take a beating.
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Just picked these up. Don't remember if I've ever owned Van's before. I feel like a 58yo teenage skateboarder. Suave'
These aren't just good for drumming, the slip-on is advantageous for those of us traveling through the airports in the U.S.! Might have to get a pair before I take my next trip ;)
 

Bo Eder

Platinum Member
Regarding the topic on discussion though, you really should learn how to play in a variety of shoes. I've done weddings in a tux, and learned how to play with dress shoes, I've done country gigs with boots and a hat, and although I love the deck shoe-type (Vans) that I've managed to sneak on all other gigs, you never know when you will have to play or what you will have to wear. My recommendation is just to learn how to play in all kinds of stuff. If you saw me on my current gig you'd think it was unplayable altogether!
 

IsaiahBenJamin

Junior Member
Dave Weckl used to have a branded shoe for drumming. They are no longer available, but the concept is to play in the same shoe every time for consistency. I wear leather soled moccasins but i would have to believe that wrestling shoes are the next best choice. They have a very thin sole that allows for maximum feel with a good gripping traction. If anyone knows where I can obtain a new pair of size 11 Weckl shoes...
 

TTNW

Pioneer Member
I like playing in these sometimes.


Barefoot or in socks they're always comfy.

I've gotten over thinking I look stupid in them. They're waterproof, they kick off easier than flip flops, if they start to stink just wash them with a little detergent in the kitchen sink for a minute and bam, you're back in business. They even have a strap, if you must ;-)

Cheap too.
 

Pocket-full-of-gold

Platinum Member
Dave Weckl used to have a branded shoe for drumming. They are no longer available, but the concept is to play in the same shoe every time for consistency. I wear leather soled moccasins but i would have to believe that wrestling shoes are the next best choice. They have a very thin sole that allows for maximum feel with a good gripping traction. If anyone knows where I can obtain a new pair of size 11 Weckl shoes...
To my way of thinking, this pretty much sums up why you should get used to playing in anything. (not intending to single you out here either, moreso it just provides a good general example of the downside of becoming reliant on one pair of shoes to play in.)

It ain't the shoe, it's the foot that wears it.
 

Midnite Zephyr

Platinum Member
Regarding the topic on discussion though, you really should learn how to play in a variety of shoes. I've done weddings in a tux, and learned how to play with dress shoes, I've done country gigs with boots and a hat, and although I love the deck shoe-type (Vans) that I've managed to sneak on all other gigs, you never know when you will have to play or what you will have to wear. My recommendation is just to learn how to play in all kinds of stuff. If you saw me on my current gig you'd think it was unplayable altogether!
Have you ever played in Mickey Mouse shoes? I saw the parade. I know you're Mickey! jk...
 

bryanmurr

Senior Member
I like crocs. If I have to wear dress shoes to an event i cheat and take them off behind the set and play in socks.
 

Fuzrock

Silver Member
I just got a pair of these. Basically a leather Nike version of Chucks. These fit better than Chucks for my wide feet, though.
 

Brozif

Junior Member
One day after wrestling practice, I kept my wrestling shoes on and started playing and have never looked back!
 
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PDPx7Drummer

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Wrestling shoes...can't beat 'em! Flat, thin, flexible soles and really light. Got an old model for pretty cheap. I've worn them when playing with nicer pants and they worked well for me.
One day after wrestling practice, I kept my wrestling shoes on and started playing and have never looked back!
+1 To both of these posts! I have a cheap pair of Asics that I use, hell I just leave them on after I drum and wear them around the house lol. Like Shambo said, thin, flexible and grippy, best bang for your buck.
 

Muckster

Platinum Member
I play in whatever shoes i'm wearing. Could be formal or running shoes.

I don't like to depend on any particular shoe or get caught up with a superstition that i can't play good because i forgot my "drum shoes."
 
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