Posted by Tenpin at 1.00pm on 1 April 2014
Why do you need to wear special shoes for
Some of you may believe that we only make you wear bowling shoes
for a bit of fun. Yes, we love the retro-cool look of these
sporting shoes, but there's more to them than meets the eye. There
are two important reasons we need you to wear bowling shoes while
you're on the lanes, one is to do with safety and the other,
It's all aboutthe approach- the part of the lane leading up to
the foul line. It's really important to keep this as clean as
possible. Any food, drink, dirt or gum on the floor could cause you
to trip, fall, slip or stumble as you're bowling. Our bowling shoes
are only worn while you bowl, so they will always be clean and
won't track dirt or grit onto the lane. By wearing them, you're
ensuring the safety of both you and the bowlers around you.
Slip and Slide
Bowling shoes have no heels and soft soles which can slide along
the floor. There's less friction, so you get a smoother run up. The
slide and release of the bowling ball remains part of one fluid
motion. If you were to wear normal trainers, the friction from the
treads could cause you to lose momentum as you run up.
Of course, if you're planning on going bowling on a regular
basis, you could invest in a pair of your own bowling shoes. They
come in all sorts of colours and designs and can even be tailored
to left or right-handed bowlers. Nice!