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Old 02-06-2009, 05:52 AM
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New Balance cross trainers, light and grippy!

...and shorts, my right pant leg had no buisness picking that fight with the bass pedal...
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:33 PM
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I've practiced with my new balance shoes and my foot bends at the arch too much. I put on my vans and my foot stays nice and flat. For me it's Vans.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:07 PM
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I just got my new Globes in! They are the Chris Haslam series, i have the black plaid which i use for drumming, but i figured since this is a shoe forum wat they hey. here's the new ones :]


On the left, These are my new Globes :] On the right, these are my Black plaid Globes (drumming shoes)
They have perfectly flat bottom, they're skinny, and light perfect
for double bass :]
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Old 02-13-2009, 12:20 AM
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Old 02-13-2009, 11:20 AM
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i play in homer slippers.


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Old 02-13-2009, 09:22 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...
Same here,
i get my doubles by sliding my foot up and down the pedal so i don't need grip!
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:40 PM
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Nike Total 90 indoor soccer shoes.....grippy, light, and comfy

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Old 03-08-2009, 10:43 PM
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Socks.... they're cheap, they allow my foot to slide on the pedal, and I have lots.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:07 PM
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old blue converse! I wear em everywhere and they're great for drumming
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Old 04-07-2009, 08:18 AM
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I usually play in tennis shoes, nothing in particular, so long as they are low cut. NEVER high tops.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:32 PM
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Why wear shoes when you can be barefoot?

Seriously, I'm such a hobbit that I'm appalled that anybody would play drums in something more than socks.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:39 PM
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Why wear shoes when you can be barefoot?

Seriously, I'm such a hobbit that I'm appalled that anybody would play drums in something more than socks.
Yeah well, call me when you've stepped on broken beer glasses on a dark stage, just as your band is about to start playing *evil laugh* ;-)

The balls of my feet tend to get sore after a while if I play without shoes. Practising at home is fine, but when I play with a band I kick a lot harder, so I prefer some padding under my feet.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:43 AM
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Yeah well, call me when you've stepped on broken beer glasses on a dark stage, just as your band is about to start playing *evil laugh* ;-)

The balls of my feet tend to get sore after a while if I play without shoes. Practising at home is fine, but when I play with a band I kick a lot harder, so I prefer some padding under my feet.
Sounds like my room. =) Eh, I have a high pain threshold, so I'd probably get through the gig easily, even with bloody, mangled feet. Heck, I'm even known to cross hot, scalding summer pavement to the gas station barefoot just for the hell of it. I guess I'm masochistic like that.

I guess it all depends on what works for you. I like being able to use my toes, so bare feet for me. Plus my soles already have natural traction in the form of thick, calloused footprints.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:58 AM
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i go bear foot because i get the best feel, but if my feet are worn or they get too many cuts and they have to rehab then i go to my all time favorite... Nike Blazzer High Tops, they feel great, they are comfortable and they have crazy grip, i also noticed that lots of players like chad smith, thomas prigden wear either those or nike dunks (which i have also used) but my Blazzers are my favorite
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:26 PM
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I'm on my feet most of the day (I teach music at an elementary school) so my everyday shoes are New Balance 608's. Great shoes, but I don't like playing drums in them. The soles are a little too bulky to really feel the pedals properly.
I have a pair of Airwalk slip-ons that work okay, but they are not too practical in the colder part of the year.
I recently found a pair of Converse look-alikes at Wal-Mart for $13, and they work great! They're soft, flexible and comfortable, and the soles are not too thick. They come in white, black, and a very sharp-looking khaki. I know the Converse is a much better shoe, but it also cost 3 times as much!
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:34 PM
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I've always played in socks. The shoes come off when sitting at the kit, so there's no walking around without shoes. Back in the 60's and 70's it was common to play without shoes, but that has changed.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:37 PM
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I played in vans back when I started 6-7 years ago. I switched to Adidas' Sambas about a year ago, and just recently changed to some green Puma's Speeders (seen in the picture). The Speeders are lighter, and breathe better than my previous selections, that is all I really look for in a drumming shoe.

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Old 10-08-2009, 10:03 PM
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I wear whatever is comfortable, which for me now are these

http://www.finishline.com/store/imag...lg08740wbk.jpg

adidas ss2g. worn in and about 2 years old. it's all about being comfortable.
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:09 PM
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Whatever I'm wearing at the time.

It's worthwhile getting used to playing with any type of footwear so you never have an issue, whatever the situation you find yourselves in.

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Old 10-09-2009, 01:30 PM
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Whatever I'm wearing at the time.

It's worthwhile getting used to playing with any type of footwear so you never have an issue, whatever the situation you find yourselves in.

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Obviously, but that's just like saying you should be able to play with any stick or any pedal. Most drummers will be able to do that, but they'll still have a preference where they feel most comfortable.
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:04 PM
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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?
Oh such an important factor to drumming is the shoes you wear and not many people realise it! I agree modern trainers do not give any feel on a pedal at all. I's quite ironic when i last went hunting for a pair of shoes for drumming i bought 2 pair of thin sole light shoes thinking they would be great for drumming, oh dear how wrong i was cause they sucked. That same day i had bought a pair of quite large shoes, not a trainer but not a boot kind of inbetween, i tried them on and what a difference so i went and bought another pair. I used to think the smaller shoes the better but now i think the bigger the better for me! Somehow i can still get all of the feel of the pedal wearing them and i can get more power from each stroke as they are heavier than normal shoes. I've always wanted to try Gene Hoglans approach, New Rocks oh yeah!
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:32 PM
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I am extremely particular about my drumming shoes. After many years of searching for the perfect shoes, I finally gave up and had some custom shoes made. An artisan here in Abu Dhabi made these for me according to my exacting specifications. The result is a phenomenal shoe: aerodynamic, light weight, responsive and ergonomic. My drumming has improved immensely: Bonham triplets, syncopated 64th notes inspersed with 128th note sets of triplets. I couldn't be happier.

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:52 PM
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I have seen Terry Bozzio play in combat boots.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:51 PM
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Barefoot for me. Been that way for about 15 years.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:13 AM
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I always need some sort of tennis shoes on to play drums, I can't play barefoot at all, I can never get a good enough grip on the pedals, but I guess some people can pull it off.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:35 PM
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Bare Piggies for pedal playing. Socks when a bit chilly.
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:51 PM
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I usually don't. play with shoes on but when I do I use wrestling shoes because they are the lightest shoe with the thinnest sole it's almost like not having shoes on at all.

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Old 10-14-2009, 06:33 PM
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Jojo Mayer has these custom made shoes with leather soles

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Plain old socks for me though
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:41 PM
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Minnetonka Mens Leather Laced Softsole Moccasins. Best feel I've got without playing barefoot.
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anything with a relatively thin flat sole. no crazy grips. I liked to play barefoot when i started but now my feet are too big to do it comfortably. i end up cutting toes when I slide too far up for doubles.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:47 AM
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i play in homer slippers.


but if you want a serious answer. look at my pic <<<<
Looks really funny and cute!!!
by seeing itself you can feel the softness.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:03 PM
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Watershoes. Light, airy, protect the heel and washable

http://www.beachmart.com/product/WSP..._Cruiser_.html

I wear water shoes as well and have done so for about 10 years now- lightweight-not too hot ,breathable and the soles are very flexible and they have rubber bottoms so your feet don't slip too much.I have a basic black pair so they don't look too silly when I have a gig where I have to wear a Tux.
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I am extremely particular about my drumming shoes. After many years of searching for the perfect shoes, I finally gave up and had some custom shoes made. An artisan here in Abu Dhabi made these for me according to my exacting specifications. The result is a phenomenal shoe: aerodynamic, light weight, responsive and ergonomic.

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Those shoes are epic.

I have size 14/15 feet...

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Old 10-23-2010, 03:33 AM
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When I can, I play barefoot, but when the situation calls for shoes, I wear these: Yah Hendrix!
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:22 PM
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i original wore raben shoes - cheap canvas shoes. however they only lasted me a few months as i wore them to school and stuff as well



then earlier this year i decided to buy skate shoes - before i was wearing rabens and before i was drumming i always wore them and i was reminded how comfy they were. i found the most comfy skate shoe i could find, and for me that was an emrika mid top shoe that looked like this:


mine are a different colour however.

soon im going to buy classic puma/Adidas shoes just because i've heard so much about them.

i've also heard that wrestling shoes are GREAT for drumming however i like to stick to the rule whatever is comfy.
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Old 10-23-2010, 04:12 PM
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I attended a Todd Sucherman clinic and he was wearing Suede ankle boots by John Varvatos. Look really comfy but very pricey. I just play in my New Balance walking sneakers.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:58 AM
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Anyone ever tried Michelin shoes? Yes, they make shoes. too. I bought them originally for driving shoes (1982 Nissan 280zx) but they work well as drumming shoes. Relively light and sturdy. If I can find the web site again I'll post it.
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:35 PM
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Fencing shoes are good. Pointed toes, relatively thinner soles, kind of like a light version of your average running shoe.

Recently I've been playing with my vans though, and they work fine. I tend not to like playing barefoot though. Don't know why.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:07 PM
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i believe its more of a: its not the bow that makes the indian, but the indian that makes the bow; thing.
but anyways, i feel a difference with vans, but with practice anything may be achieved!
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:21 PM
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I happen to know that these are Polly's fav drumming shoes.

I think that Larry may also have a pair. ;)
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