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Old 05-01-2010, 03:44 PM
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hi guys!
i was just wondering what shoe brand do you use for practicing and playing double pedal?
i personally use vans authentic s
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:53 PM
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I just use some vans or any kind of skater shoe. I've found out that flip flops do not work as shoes for drumming also.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:55 PM
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Bob Gatzen has a different opinion about shows for drumming. He seems to make sense.

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Old 05-01-2010, 08:32 PM
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I posted this today on another thread. I love these shoes. The whole "rock" thing Bob talked about in the video is all personal. My running shoes were uncomfortable on the pedals. These are flexible and really hug your feet from day 1. I run regularly and wear running shoes. They need to be broken in....these are ready to "ROCK" from the day you put them on.

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:43 PM
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I posted this today on another thread. I love these shoes. The whole "rock" thing Bob talked about in the video is all personal. My running shoes were uncomfortable on the pedals. These are flexible and really hug your feet from day 1. I run regularly and wear running shoes. They need to be broken in....these are ready to "ROCK" from the day you put them on.

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Old 05-02-2010, 02:19 AM
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As I posted in the other thread, I personally wear whatever shoes I happen to be wearing that day, although I gravitate towards low-top, thinner-soled shoes for best performance.

The best shoe for drumming is akin to the best drumstick - it will be different for everyone. It depends on what meets your needs. I would imagine a shoe for double bass drumming would be light, breathable, and flexible. However, plenty of metal drummers wear boots while playing. It all depends on what you feel comfortable with.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:40 AM
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hate skate shoes. I either go barefoot, or any sort of vintage (PF Flyers, Keds Champs, Vans Slip ons, Converse all stars, etc...)
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:43 AM
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Call me crazy...but...

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:57 PM
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:33 AM
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I use a single pedal but add a lot of fancy hi-hattery so the left foot is always working. When I started I wore Chuck Taylor's or generic canvas sneakers and now I wear them whenever I practice or gig, it's sort of become my look.

I would like to learn to play double bass in cowboy boots, it's a classy look.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:39 AM
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hey guys ive been drumming for about 10 years now and i find that the best way to drum and have a good consistent bass pedal rythem is bare foot no shoes it just makes it harder to play
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:33 PM
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Typically I wear no shoes, just socks. But it can make it slippery sometimes, so I take the sock off and just go barefoot. But if my feet are dry, they'll slip, too. I have been wearing my regular tennis shoes lately, because I think the added weight helps my double pedal speed, which needs it. Plus, it's more consistent than barefoot as I mentioned earlier. My main issue is that i wear a 15 shoe, so with shoes on, It's hard to do heel-toe. My heel is on the floor behind the pedal. Alos, I was at a show and the drummer was wearing those water shoes- I think they're called aquasocks(?). He played double real well. I may try that.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:48 PM
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I usually wear some sort of lonsdale shoe with a very thin sole.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:16 PM
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As long as shoes feel comfortable and have plenty of grip, I really don't think it matters. However as I found out not so long ago, shoes with no grip due to overuse will make your playing suffer as your feet will slide all over the pedals.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:19 PM
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I wear combat boots and can play upto 265bpm sixteenths on a good day. The correct shoe is the one you like :)
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Old 09-20-2010, 08:59 PM
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Chuck Taylors, yo, but I've played in 3" tall Creepers, Dr Martens, Vans, Jesus sandals, barefoot, socks, cowboy boots, and of course my BADARSE Lion Slippers!
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:08 PM
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i find that any lightweight shoe that doesn't constrict the ankles is generally pretty good for double kick drumming. nike janoski skate shoes are a bit more supportive than vans, while still being lightweight - i reccommend those.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:28 PM
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Don't forget to check playing barefoot, you might like it - there's no more direct playing feel. Footwear provides more power/loudness and also some stabilizing effect for the ankles though (at least that's my experience).

If you prefer footwear - some shoes might have too much grip on the sole which isn't that beneficial for e.g. swivel technique.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:34 PM
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high tops:


The high-tops support my ankles, and the thin rubber sole helps me feel and grip my pedals perfectly. And they look awesome too, which is great for live playing.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:48 PM
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I play barefoot when I can, shoes make it harder to do any toe-strokes. I did get Vans though, and that made it a bit easier.
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Old 06-12-2012, 02:22 AM
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I have the popular All-Star Converse shoes which I use for playing drums and they are quite unique... Right shoe has the Slipknot tribal "S" and the left shoe has the August Burns Red band logo. I feel comfortable when wearing those during my plays.
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I can play in any kind of shoe as long as I have shoes on. I hate playing barefoot, or in socks. I usually wear the Chuck Taylors too, but I also wear the cheap Wal Mart slip ons, and any kind of tennis shoe works.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:46 PM
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I used just socks for the longest time, on Axis longboards, and never had a problem with slipping. tried using my Vans Iron Maiden Hi-tops, which work pretty good, but never got into them. Right now I'm using combat boots, liking them pretty good, keep flip-flopping over whether I want to keep the weight there, but I'm sticking with it right now.

I really wanna try some of these:
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:43 PM
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MrPockets, that was a good laugh...

I prefer barefoot really, but it only works for say 10-15 mins because as I get sweaty the pedals become slippery and that really doesn't work for me since my technique is largely dependent on friction between my foot and the pedal.

So, I use shoes similar to these:
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:01 AM
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I like Nike 6.0 Mavrk Lows, in the dicontinued light grey/bright green colorway
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:31 AM
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I used just socks for the longest time, on Axis longboards, and never had a problem with slipping. tried using my Vans Iron Maiden Hi-tops, which work pretty good, but never got into them. Right now I'm using combat boots, liking them pretty good, keep flip-flopping over whether I want to keep the weight there, but I'm sticking with it right now.

I really wanna try some of these:
I play Longboards as well, let me tell you those Vibrams toe shoes are great for about everything BUT double bass. Not enough oomph behind them, especially if you are used to heavy footwear like combat boots.

I currently use these Adidas Samba Originals canvas:



I've used Adidas Sambas of all kinds (originals, classics, suede, leather, canvas) for the better part of my drumming career and I have to say that they are far and away my favorite drumming shoe. Great grip, flat sole, the canvas breathes well and the laces are nice and strong for a tight fit. Plus they look f-ing classy and aren't too expensive!
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:53 PM
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I'm really not used to anything at this point. Just had a baby in January and I barely get to touch my drums anymore :(

I kind of flop back and forth between just socks and combat boots. I can't see the toe shoes having any less "oomph" than just my sock feet.

I kind of abandoned heel-toe for the combat boots, and I'm wondering if I should bring it back instead of cheating it with the left foot.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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Well, used a gift card I won to go buy myself some toe-shoes, and I love 'em for drumming. it's almost like going barefoot, but with some added protection.
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:03 PM
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Grats on the baby.
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Grats on the baby.

I used kind of it but probably cheaper. It's called Aqua Socks and it's sold at walmart.

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Grats on the baby.
thanks :) 5 months old today.

and those shoes aren't creepy, that would mean feet are creepy, a regular shoe is like someone with all their toes cut off... THAT's creepy.
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Converse Chuck Taylor All Star high tops:


The high-tops support my ankles, and the thin rubber sole helps me feel and grip my pedals perfectly. And they look awesome too, which is great for live playing.
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Plus. you can customize Chucks now \m/

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But what about socks? What brand of socks is best for double pedal?
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Puma seems to give me a bit less grip so I can alternate between various techniques. I don't like have the tight tight grip Skateboarding shoes give. I've recently made the changes.

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Barefoot with KY Gelly seems to really help speed up my playing.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:50 PM
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My all time favorite drumming shoes are the H Streets by Puma. These are very lightweight and thin. The soles are very thin.....you can "feel" the pedals in these shoes. I believe that thick soles, like the Pumagility shoes, are a no-no. The thinner, the more flexible, the better. Now, this is just me......as you know, this stuff is VERY subjective. But I swear by these sneakers:

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:47 PM
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Should I wear a hat while double-pedalling or not? I can see the advantages, but feel the extra unwanted insulation might lower my max bpm by 1 or 2 in warmer weather.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:01 PM
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I really wanna try some of these:
I was waiting for someone to mention Vibrams...I'm looking to be ordering my first pair shortly...but for outdoor use, not drumming :D

On topic, I used Puma indoor soccer shoes when I started, after those wore out I could never find another shoe that worked right, so now I play in socks or barefoot. I love all the feel I get that I never had with shoes :)
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