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Old 08-14-2010, 09:29 AM
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Does anyone have a pair of these? The site says they are ment to be worn without socks. For those of you that have a pair how do they feel on your feet when you wear them without socks?

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Old 08-14-2010, 11:07 PM
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$60? Come on... just get a water sock in black.

I prefer going barefoot myself.

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Old 08-15-2010, 07:35 AM
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Well, they look good to me. I plan on getting a pair.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:43 AM
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Well, they look good to me. I plan on getting a pair.
converse or plimsoles are what i find the comfiest and their half the price
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:08 PM
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What a wank!

In 25 odd years, I've not seen a shoe play a pedal.

It's your feet man, NOT the shoes.....or "it's the Indian, not the arrow". Both should highlight the point.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:13 PM
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What a wank!

In 25 odd years, I've not seen a shoe play a pedal.

It's your feet man, NOT the shoes.....or "it's the Indian, not the arrow". Both should highlight the point.
Are you calling me a wank?

I know shoes dont play pedals. But it helps to have something that feels great on your feet when you do play the pedals.
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Old 08-15-2010, 12:24 PM
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Are you calling me a wank?

I know shoes dont play pedals. But it helps to have something that feels great on your feet when you do play the pedals.
No fear old mate.......but I'm definitely branding the shoes as such.

Whatever floats your boat man. I just think you're getting ripped. Invest the time into practising instead of money into the shoes and your feet will be so well versed you can play in anything.
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Old 08-15-2010, 01:28 PM
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I think if I was looking for a set of shoes specifically to drum in I'd probably look at the Jazz style dancing shoes, lightweight and smooth sole so your feet can glide on the pedal. I know steve smith has used them and I believe Neil Peart and Weckl use them as well.
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:17 PM
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The design of these shoes(as in the theory behind them) is precisely the same as my fencing shoes. How odd.

Don't get them, shoes don't really change that much. Flip flops and sandals are the only real foot-wear that could mess with your playing, as far as I know.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:41 PM
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I own a pair and practice and play gigs in them. I only wear them to drum in. I change my shoes if I am going to walk around the club.

I have different shoes to lift weights, run, go to the store etc, flip flops, work, AND to play drums. My running shoes were not comfortable to play in.

Of course shoes will not improve your "playing" but they are comfortable. A good throne will not improve your paying either but a good one is comfortable.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:23 PM
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I have read from several people that these shoes were not very durable. After a few months of use the shoe would begin to tear in the toe and heel area where it is threaded to the shoe sole.

I've personally had no experience with these..i play barefoot. I'm just passing along what i've read about them.
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:24 PM
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Personally I just play drums with socks on, shoes dont really have an effect for me but they do make it easier to do harder hits. None the less I'd rather not spend the money on drumming shoes when I can find comfortorble shoes for about 10
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:50 AM
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I have played in chucks for years (the same pair that i wonly wear when i play drums). The DB shoes look like they have good support for the foot which is a good thing considering that we as drummers are slamming our feet into metal boards over and over again :-)
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:35 PM
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Looks like snake oil to me... as long as your feet are comfy and the shoes don't inhibit your playing - I'd stick to plain old sneakers.

It's chucks for me... low top - best drumming shoes ever.

It's kinda like driving shoes - I don't get those either.
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Does anyone have a pair of these? The site says they are ment to be worn without socks. For those of you that have a pair how do they feel on your feet when you wear them without socks?

Here is a link.

http://www.drumshoes.com/index.html
Personally i have not used them but i have a few friends that use them daily and they love them. I want a pair of my own but i would only use them half the time, i have to feel my pedal under my foot so i just play barefoot. But from their words, these shoes are great for drumming.

Invest in what you believe will make you more comfortable behind your kit. Im sure you could send them back if you didn't like them in a few days or something. Most places are lenient with things like that as long as the shoe isn't scuffed up or anything.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:48 AM
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I talked with a friend of mine that has a pair and he loves them.
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Old 08-21-2010, 10:11 AM
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I talked with a friend of mine that has a pair and he loves them.
Well what are you waiting for?

Doesn't look like too many here are convinced. But now that you've convinced yourself, go and get 'em.
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:22 AM
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Well what are you waiting for?

Doesn't look like too many here are convinced. But now that you've convinced yourself, go and get 'em.
Well, im not totally convenced. But i am going off of what a person that owns them has told me.
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