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Old 12-09-2008, 12:38 PM
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Default Drumming shoes

So, I have been searching for some time to find something suitable. Modern trainers are too thick and you get no feel from them, normal shoes are too slippy and have no grip.

So what do you do??

I first thought of rock climbing shoes, but they are too in-flexible, I looked at cycling shoes but much the same..

Then I watched Neil Peart...he wears dancing shoes.. so hot footed it...get it over to my local ballet shop and asked to see what they have.

Turns out they have 'street dancing' shoes that are canvas with very thin soles, just right

We shall see I will be trying them out shortly

What do you guys wear?
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Old 12-09-2008, 12:48 PM
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I wear Adidas Good Year shoes. They're based on race driver's shows, so they're designed for grip and feel on pedals. Very light-weight, best drumming shoes I've ever used. The only problem is that they don't breathe too well, so my feet do get pretty sweaty after a few songs.

These aren't the exact model, but they're pretty close:
http://www.shoesnike.cn/up/prod/727.jpg

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Old 12-09-2008, 03:53 PM
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The best shoe is the one mother nature gave me. I can't stand playing with anything other than bare feet or socks...
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Old 12-09-2008, 04:16 PM
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Personally, I need very little grip on the soles of my shoes. If the shoe sticks to the kick pedal, I can't execute proper slide doubles, and everything starts to feel heavy and sluggish.
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Old 12-09-2008, 05:25 PM
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musiciansfriend sells some drumming shoes. i wear a thin pair of pumas but often i do work in flip flops.
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:08 PM
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Watershoes. Light, airy, protect the heel and washable

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Old 12-09-2008, 06:10 PM
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Same thing I wear while walking: usually Converse or Pumas but if it's something else, it's something else. I don't think it's something to get too hung up about. 10-15 years ago everyone was wearing Doc Martens while playing, swearing that was the way to go...
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:14 PM
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10$ fake pumas from zellers....thin sole, cheap, no grip on em, perfect!
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Old 12-09-2008, 06:47 PM
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flip flops all the way :)
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:34 PM
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sam as sawyer

but if i hav 2 just wear my vans
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:51 PM
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i find i cant play unless im barefoot because I dont have as much grip or dexterity with shoes or socks on.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:11 PM
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I wear Adidas Good Year shoes. They're based on race driver's shows, so they're designed for grip and feel on pedals. Very light-weight, best drumming shoes I've ever used. The only problem is that they don't breathe too well, so my feet do get pretty sweaty after a few songs.

These aren't the exact model, but they're pretty close:
http://www.shoesnike.cn/up/prod/727.jpg
Those look similar to Puma Speedcats, which are the shoes of choice for Thomas Lang.
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Old 12-09-2008, 10:43 PM
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Cannot beat the Puma SpeedCats!

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Old 12-09-2008, 11:28 PM
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flip flops all the way :)
hell yea man! the only drawback for me is odor...
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:35 PM
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Back in the '80's the big thing was wrestling shoes, not the WWE boots but true greco roman wrestling style shoes. Because they were thin and light weight. Me I just wear my regular running shoes. I've thought about trying some other type of shoe like a dancing shoe but haven't found a need I guess
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:05 PM
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Jordan 18's lol
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:31 PM
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I just wear the sorta retro-looking Puma or Adidas canvas tennis shoes, or Adidas "shell toe" (Superstar 2) shoes. Incidentally, I use these not specifically for drumming, but they work great for it because they're just basic casual sneakers. Comfy to walk in, and flat soles with no rounded toes like running shoes. I'm currently wearing the 1st two (on my 2nd pair of the Pumas), and I've worn all these and they all work great. (Oh, and my Puma "Clydes" were black w/white laces & blue stripe, not these ugly red ones!) I can also play in my Sketchers casuals shown last, when I need to be a little dressier. I cut that little tab off the back 'cause the back of my pants leg always gets caught on it. :P
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:51 PM
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Just go with socks. Not shoes, or barefoot.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:17 AM
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Socks for me.


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Old 12-11-2008, 03:49 AM
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Those Adiddas and these Macbeth shoes are great...I prefer tight fitting shoes when handling the pedals.
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Old 12-11-2008, 03:57 AM
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I like to wear my converse all stars (high tops). I hate wearing my skate shoes because they are so fat that I cannot get the damn pedals to go fast.
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Old 12-11-2008, 10:14 AM
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I like to wear my converse all stars (high tops). I hate wearing my skate shoes because they are so fat that I cannot get the damn pedals to go fast.
That or my slippers as they keep my feet warm. Just whatever im wearing on my feet.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:46 PM
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musiciansfriend sells some drumming shoes. i wear a thin pair of pumas but often i do work in flip flops.
wow they look brilliant i gotta get my self a pair, but i have seen some exactly like them but they are not persificaly drumming shoes there athletic shoes but with out the spikes they are litrually identical !!!!
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Old 12-30-2008, 01:16 AM
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I wear some DCs and some Vans when I play.
Nice tight shoes work great. You have full control and it doesn't feel like theres a delay. If thats the right way to describe it.
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:26 AM
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slippers if my feet are cold, socks other wise :D
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:41 AM
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Low cut Chuck Taylor's baby!
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:51 AM
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Low cut Chuck Taylor's baby!
I dig those too, but haven't had any in a while. Best for summertime gigs!
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:03 AM
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I just use normal running shoes that I picked up for a couple bucks from Walmart. Good to go!
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These are mine going from latest to oldest XD




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Old 01-01-2009, 10:15 PM
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I've been playing in my socks, but I've got airwalks that have thin soles. Played with them a few times, and it feels pretty good, but I prefer just socks.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:51 AM
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Togg - you still out there? How did the dancing shoes turn out?

I began in socks/barefoot at home but had then been told to get used to working in shoes. There has also been suggestions - even by some members on this site though not this thread - that barefoot could be injurious though my injuries usually seem to be from something other than drumming.

Since I live in north-central US (Minnesota) with the temp below freezing half the year I should probably say: Bunny Boots.
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:59 AM
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I love the feel of my pedals on my bare feet. Nude all the way.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:16 AM
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back in the day I used to enjoy playing with shoes similar to these but in white. They were
quite popular with the rock crowd. Made by a company called Capezio

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:08 PM
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Indoor soccer shoes, their not bulky and they are light with enough support needed for working the pedals.
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Old 01-29-2009, 03:09 AM
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i go with some skate shoes vans, dc, etc and tie them on the tighter side. good grip but not to much.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:50 AM
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I love my Globe Sabatons, mine are Black/plaid, they're very light and comfortable. Very good for my double bass playing.
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:15 PM
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I generally go with wathever's on my feet. For the most time, it's skate-type sneakers, such as these:




This winter I bought these shoes for cold and wet weather and I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that they are perfectly suited for playing too:




I tried playing in sandals too, as I wear them most of the time in the summer, but the beaters hit the top of my foot which got pretty painful after a while. Ever since I avoid wearing them when I'm about to play.
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Old 02-05-2009, 09:11 PM
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I use Fine Leather Penny Loafers....or for extra "No Grip" on the heel, I use HEELYS (Those little shoes with the wheels on the heel). They really help with my heel slide technique...









If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm kidding. I play with whatevers on my feet at the time. Though I do play in dress shoes quite often (church drummer).
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:07 PM
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Nice legs Baddstuff. Ow Ow!

I gig with shoes, practice with socks. I know, it can't be good. It's a different feel entirely, shoes are just easier so I get by. I'm still in the market for a good pair thats not too wide.

Chucks look like the way to go.
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Old 02-05-2009, 11:26 PM
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Wal-mart tennis shoes...no arch support or padding for max flexibility/grip.
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