Over the past 25 years, Manuel Marquez, MD, has served as a family physician, a clinical research coordinator for Ventura County Hematology Oncology Specialists, and as a substitute paraeducator for special needs children at the Ventura United School District. In his spare time, Manuel Marquez, MD, participates in various leisure activities, including bowling.
For those looking to take their bowling game to the next level, one of the most common purchases is a pair of bowling shoes because they offer performance and comfort above and beyond the typical rental shoes. But what should one look for in a bowling shoe?
First of all, it’s important to get shoes that correspond with the bowling hand. Right handed bowlers will have a sliding shoe on the left foot and a braking shoe on the right foot – and vice versa for left-handed bowlers. So make sure to get the appropriate shoes to complement your bowling style.
Choose a shoe with a flat bottom on the sliding foot if the goal is to only slide a little. For those who are comfortable with a little more slide action, choose a shoe that has a raised heel on the sliding shoe.
Finally, decided whether increased performance or maximum comfort is the most important attribute you want in the shoe. Athletic bowling shoes are a little more comfortable to wear, but they don’t rank high as performance shoes, as the name would suggest.