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Old 01-04-2007, 10:11 PM
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Default Re: Drummers' shoes thread!!

ive actually never even paid any attention to what im wearing on my feets.
when im at home i play with socks on...with woollen socks it gets a bit too slippery and when I go out and know Im going to be drummen then I wont put on my heavy winter boots that have liek metal in them haha.
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:46 AM
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Sometimes I wear work boots when I practice to improve my speed and ankle strength and then when I switch to my vans it helps a lot..
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Old 01-11-2007, 03:08 PM
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anything flat soled will work for me. I just never understood playing metal hardware (pedals) in bare feet or socks, just seems so uncomfortable to me.

funny name for a thread, I can't believe they have actual "drumming" shoes....how ridiculous! It just goes to show you that you can convince people they need just about ANYTHING!
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:22 PM
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i wear a black and white nike low top, has sort of a weave of black and white, if i find a pic i'll post. really great when playing, i used to only play in socks.

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Old 01-11-2007, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Drummers' shoes thread!!

Barefoot or Socks...always.


But! As a kid I wanted to sell my idea for drummers shoes to a major shoe company, my favorite being Capezio. Capezio are dance shoes, ballet, jazz, tap...they come in many variety, but I always liked the leather sole, buffed smooth, and the lamb leather upper, which grips like a sock.

I would call them the Paradiddle....I even thought it would be cool to have a weight system that inserts at the ball of the foot...so different drummers could have differently weighted shoes is they like.

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Old 01-12-2007, 11:50 AM
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Barefoot or Socks...always.


But! As a kid I wanted to sell my idea for drummers shoes to a major shoe company, my favorite being Capezio. Capezio are dance shoes, ballet, jazz, tap...they come in many variety, but I always liked the leather sole, buffed smooth, and the lamb leather upper, which grips like a sock.

I would call them the Paradiddle....I even thought it would be cool to have a weight system that inserts at the ball of the foot...so different drummers could have differently weighted shoes is they like.

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Old 11-21-2007, 12:46 AM
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I got some some Timberland Souped Up Incorporated from ShoeMania.com

They are excellent. Seriously you should check them out.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:48 AM
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I got some some Timberland Souped Up Incorporated from ShoeMania.com

They are excellent. Seriously you should check them out.
Man...those are some real calf-builders.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:28 AM
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i usually drum in either my converse all stars, or my adidas superstars
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:26 AM
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I prefer to play barefooted--being able to feel every detail of the pedal including the tread and even the temperature makes me feel more in control.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:13 PM
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I use whatever shoe I have on, ut prefer the ones with thin and/or flexible soles.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:51 PM
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someone might have already posted this..lol but im not gonna read every post...but Bob Gatzen did a study on this. you can view it on youtube..but he says New Balance running shoes are probably the best...if ya wanna know more..i would check it out on youtube..but its pretty interesting!

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Old 11-27-2007, 01:51 PM
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Bare feet or socks. I like to feel the pedals.
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:34 PM
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Wow, I looked to this thread for suggestions and checked out every one of them, so thanks!

My Old Man has size 8.5WW duckfeet. He wears either his wide Florsheim dress loafers for oldie gigs or Macgregor black leather(?) sneaks in wide from Kmart for everything else. That is IT. So boring. Those cool canvas slip-ons ride up and down, other thin-sole sneaks never come in wide, etc. I buy and buy sneaks for him to try, then return them all.

I did research here and elsewhere, looked at everything and had a semi-brainstorm. Water shoes! Neoprene ankle huggers! Dive booties! Looked at everything available on the 'nets, then yesterday went out to the giant sporting goods stores...nothing (and it's Florida!) Hit the last store, Play It Again Sports...nope.

Drove three parking spaces from PIAS to a Boating World store and there they were: all black, thin, wide nubby-grippy soles, "china"prene sides and huggy collar, mesh vamp, and even a velcro strap across the arch to snug them up, can't beat the price - 10 bucks on sale from $13. I got him a 9 to wear w/black socks and may get a second pair for him today.

He tested them last night and pronounced them excellent, and he'll wear them tonight to his gig in Cocoa Village! YAAAY!

Some of the cooler water shoes that I didn't buy, but may go for in future when I get some dough:
shoebuy.com/cudas-delta
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:54 PM
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I got the Adidas Sambas yesterday. They are very nice for playing and for just walking around.

God, im only 5"10 and I had to buy size 13 shoes...
I had size 13 thirty years ago and now I take size 15! My arches spread out later in life. I have a hard time finding the right shoe for drumming. Running shoes of any kind are just too big for most pedals. I have Axis Longboards on order (2 months) now. But for shoes, I'm looking into getting some snug fitting slippers or maybe even some divers' (those waterproof shoes) booties. Right now I'm using no shoes, but I'm only playing at home.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:29 AM
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Nike Free

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Old 12-23-2007, 04:48 AM
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Default Re: Drummers' shoes thread!!

I have a pearl p122t-w pedal and play with just socks cuz i can't get the speed and precise-ness (if that's a word) with any shoes i have. my feet come off the pedals and move around when i play at around 160 bpm and up though, so i may need to get pedal grips...
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:03 AM
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I use Skating Vans and work well, but sometimes i feel that they're a little big, my next try will be puma's racing trainers
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:17 AM
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chuck taylors...great for spraining ankles....but really help you feel the road....
I have like 10 pairs of CT's, and now I want these... they are smokin!

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Old 01-03-2008, 11:41 AM
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I usually wear Converse when I play. Sometimes I play quite nicely with boots! :P
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:43 AM
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The word is "Precision".
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Whatever I have on is alright for messing around, which includes Altama & Corcoran Combat Boots, but if I really want to get some action out of my foot I use Bowling Shoes. I'm the type that prefers a slippery sole and Bowling Shoes are designed to slide easily..........

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:05 PM
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I got 2 pairs of Fender shoes that are really great
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Old 03-03-2008, 12:50 PM
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Barefoot!!! Wearing shorts.

Thats what im talking about!
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Old 03-16-2008, 06:00 AM
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i use iron madien vans. they work just fine but not good for fast playing. here is a picture they are not mine but a picture nonetheless

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peebot/1434570882/
I dont play in any particular shoe but I have the Sk8-highs
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any shoe's with a fairly flat bottom work the best.
anything with alot of grip can get caught up on some pedal footboards..
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I use Vans.
Seen here:
http://www.academy.com/index.php?pag...551-04008-2621

not great for fast playing. but i dont need to play fast. and they are very comfortable. :D

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I have these bad boys!




plus I swear to god I've seen at least 3 of those no talent thrashing retard goth drummers who have no respect for drumming and just "hit the drums" at 200 bpm with a double bass blast beat etc etc etc play in these ¬_¬




how and WHY???????
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Old 03-18-2008, 02:22 AM
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I normally play barefoot, its the most comfortable for me. Never had any problems with sliding off the pedals or anything. When I do play with shoes on though, its with my vans slips ons.
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Old 03-18-2008, 05:44 AM
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plus I swear to god I've seen at least 3 of those no talent thrashing retard goth drummers who have no respect for drumming and just "hit the drums" at 200 bpm with a double bass blast beat etc etc etc play in these ¬_¬




how and WHY???????
I think that toe piece actually locks to the bass pedal toe stop to increase speed. Kinda like the toe clips that long distance cyclists use. ha ha.
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punkuzz900.

put those shoes on, then lets see you do 200bpm blasts like they do.
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I had size 13 thirty years ago and now I take size 15! My arches spread out later in life. I have a hard time finding the right shoe for drumming. Running shoes of any kind are just too big for most pedals. I have Axis Longboards on order (2 months) now. But for shoes, I'm looking into getting some snug fitting slippers or maybe even some divers' (those waterproof shoes) booties. Right now I'm using no shoes, but I'm only playing at home.

Cancelled the Longboards. I think the "Long" in Longboards means it takes a long time getting there once you've ordered - I cancelled, it was three months and counting and I was told I would get the pedals in a month or so.

I still haven't found a decent pair of shoes/slippers - still looking though.

The photo here is my foot on a Gibraltar 9611SD - they are nice big pedals, but here my foot is right up past the cam (sometimes my foot gets caught under the cam/beater) and it's still hanging off an inch or two at the back. It's a little better with no shoes on.

I have narrowed my choice of pedals to the Pearl Eliminator Powershifter - 2002b to go with my ever-growing - size 15 feet.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:39 AM
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pumas. I definitely go for a shoe with a sole. i've used speedcats and various vans and they're terrible imo.

this is what i'm using now (minus the weird color scheme - mines just black/white/grey):

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pumas. I definitely go for a shoe with a sole. i've used speedcats and various vans and they're terrible imo.

this is what i'm using now (minus the weird color scheme - mines just black/white/grey):

Don't you find a shoe "with a sole" is kind of klunkie? What are speedcats?

I was thinking of trying some kind of a firm fitting slipper or something like that.
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Adidas Samba 85s. Comfortable for wearing with jeans, not too heavy for drumming with enough response so you can still feel the pedal. Only trouble is I have my foot high up the pedals, and the shoes are a little too wide for that part.
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Don't you find a shoe "with a sole" is kind of klunkie? What are speedcats?

I was thinking of trying some kind of a firm fitting slipper or something like that.
it doesn't feel klunkie to me at all, i'm sure if i was wearing those boots pictured above it definitely would be that way but i don't think my shoes have a thicker sole than any running shoe. shoes with soles tend to work better/easier for me when using double bass because i don't have to put as much work into it to where i could get tired faster. i don't have the greatest pedal either, so it really helps. Puma Speedcats are pretty flat shoes, since you want a firm fitting slipper you may want to look into them cause, to me at least, they feel slipper-ish but are still a regular shoe.
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Only trouble is I have my foot high up the pedals, and the shoes are a little too wide for that part.

I have my foot high up on the pedals too................and I play heal down most of the time.......so you can see from the photo when I wear a running shoe it tends to get in the way as you can see from my earlier post here.
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Bob Gatzen say something about Drummer's shoes in this Video

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