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Title: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: sirbronco on July 12, 2013, 07:49:33 PM
I know that Keen Delavegas are one of the best disc golf shoes out there, but I don't have that kind of money spend right now.  I would like to get a new pair of shoes that will be rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of DG and will be comfy.  Which shoes do you own and/or recommend?  Which ones should I stay away from?  I am thinking in the $60.00-$80.00 price range!  I would save a while longer to get the Delavegas, but would like to get a new pair before August.

Thanks,

Van
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: spnachio on July 12, 2013, 07:53:49 PM
Get a pair of Vans, Van.  I've also found cheap Merrells and Keens at DSW(designer shoe warehouse I think).
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: dickthediscparker on July 12, 2013, 08:09:22 PM
I didn't like the "Disc Golf" Keens... But, my Keen Terghee II are the best shoe I've ever had to date.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: The Nailerâ„¢ on July 12, 2013, 08:57:11 PM
I got some cheap junk shoes from some sporting goods store in Springfield, MO with a reinforced rubber toe and sole.  Pretty sweet.  $30.  Sometimes I walk around in the water in them at that pond at PC.

If you want a picture of them let me know.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: gleauzzzinier on July 12, 2013, 09:58:02 PM
I didn't like the "Disc Golf" Keens... But, my Keen Terghee II are the best shoe I've ever had to date.
two votes for targhee twos. waterproof, substantial; everyday/golf shoe for 200+lb abuser of footwear.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: Ash on July 12, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
I have had really good luck with Columbia hiking shoes from Dick's or Famous Footwear. I usually spend 45-60 on them and they will last me for a year or longer. I have usually been pretty hard on shoes, the Columbias I have had with the reinforced toe hold up really well. You can check these out.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12152869&lmdn=Category (http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12152869&lmdn=Category)

http://www.famousfootwear.com/en-US/Product/95981-1029528/Columbia/Mud/Mens+Birkie+Traile+Wide.aspx (http://www.famousfootwear.com/en-US/Product/95981-1029528/Columbia/Mud/Mens+Birkie+Traile+Wide.aspx)

The shoes from famous are more like the ones I have and look to me like the more durable ones.

Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: pmart on July 14, 2013, 07:56:07 PM
I know that Keen Delavegas are one of the best disc golf shoes out there, but I don't have that kind of money spend right now.  I would like to get a new pair of shoes that will be rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of DG and will be comfy.  Which shoes do you own and/or recommend?  Which ones should I stay away from?  I am thinking in the $60.00-$80.00 price range!  I would save a while longer to get the Delavegas, but would like to get a new pair before August.

Thanks,

Van

Depending on what size you are looking for, I may have an option for you that will fit your budget.  I bought a pair of KEEN Siskiyou Waterproof Proof Trail Shoes last fall, wore them about 5-6 times on the course and they are just too short (if you know about KEEN shoes they tend to run a size small).  Since I wore them outside I can no longer take them back.  They are in EXCELLENT shape and they are no good to me.  I was getting ready to put them on Dollar Disc Auction but if you would be interested in saving a ton of cash on some excellent shoes, I'll sell them to you for $50.  I wore insoles so the insides haven't even been touched by me feet ;D  Lemme know if you are interested and I can meet up with you somewhere.  They are size  US 12 but I would recommend them for someone who wears 11 or 11.5. 
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: sirbronco on July 15, 2013, 06:21:24 AM
I know that Keen Delavegas are one of the best disc golf shoes out there, but I don't have that kind of money spend right now.  I would like to get a new pair of shoes that will be rugged enough to stand up to the rigors of DG and will be comfy.  Which shoes do you own and/or recommend?  Which ones should I stay away from?  I am thinking in the $60.00-$80.00 price range!  I would save a while longer to get the Delavegas, but would like to get a new pair before August.

Thanks,

Van

Depending on what size you are looking for, I may have an option for you that will fit your budget.  I bought a pair of KEEN Siskiyou Waterproof Proof Trail Shoes last fall, wore them about 5-6 times on the course and they are just too short (if you know about KEEN shoes they tend to run a size small).  Since I wore them outside I can no longer take them back.  They are in EXCELLENT shape and they are no good to me.  I was getting ready to put them on Dollar Disc Auction but if you would be interested in saving a ton of cash on some excellent shoes, I'll sell them to you for $50.  I wore insoles so the insides haven't even been touched by me feet ;D  Lemme know if you are interested and I can meet up with you somewhere.  They are size  US 12 but I would recommend them for someone who wears 11 or 11.5.

Thank you, but 11's are about a size too big for me.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: coops on July 15, 2013, 08:27:57 AM
Discussion of shoes for disc golf is impossible since it is purely based on opinion.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: coops on July 15, 2013, 08:29:21 AM
Sorry, I forgot to put a  :o or a  ::) or a  8) to make it clear that I was joking.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: sirbronco on July 15, 2013, 12:46:00 PM
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Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: coops on July 15, 2013, 12:51:34 PM
The black and red Keens are really nice (delas, right?) but admittedly pricey. They have been the best for grip I've had the chance to play in and have retained their water-proofness the longest.

I might have to try out some of these more economical solutions, though. If the performance can be approximated for a lower price then it'll work. Heck, I only even got the Keens because Loomis had a deal to get 50% off for a pair and didn't need any more.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: jack on July 15, 2013, 01:19:11 PM
They quit making the DeLa, I am sure that a new one will be out soon.

All Terrain New Balances (comes in wide widths as well) have shown to be pretty sturdy for me as well in the past.  I know that you can get them for ~$60 at Shoe Carnival.  The one thing to remember is that if you truly find a pair of shoes you like, buy a couple of pair.  THey modify shoes quickly and though a new "version" may be out, it may not be the one that you like as well.  The last New Balances I bought (465 I think) I bought 3 pair, and am just now down to the last pair, I bought them in 2009, but I also can't seem to get the DeLa's to stay together for more than a few months of wear and tear before the seams split on the outer sole.

Being a former shoe guy (managed a shoe store for about 5 yrs, let the Bundy jokes commence) I can tell you that Keen has taken a great awareness and will come up with a new design to improve the quality of shoe for our sport.

Dick's and Stile's comment about the Targhee's is spot on though, I have loved my 2 pair I got since 2010.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: AdamC on July 15, 2013, 01:35:45 PM
I have gone through three pairs of Keen 'disc golf' shoes now (two Delaveagas and one Milo II).  They are nice shoes, but in my experience the sole on them wears out very quickly - and after 4 months of use I'm slipping and sliding on the teebox from a lack of tread. 

However, thanks to their exceptional warranty service I picked up the new Wichita model about 3 months ago and it's hands down my favorite Keen that I've owned.  Comfortable, lots of tread on the bottom, and a tad more breathable than Delas.  Only downside is non waterproof.
http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/men/trailhead/wichita (http://www.keenfootwear.com/us/en/product/shoes/men/trailhead/wichita)

I've also found cheap Merrells and Keens at DSW(designer shoe warehouse I think).
Agreed.  DSW is a great place to find last years trail shoes from Merrell or Keen on the cheap. 
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: BenC on July 15, 2013, 01:36:45 PM

Being a former shoe guy (managed a shoe store for about 5 yrs, let the Bundy jokes commence) I can tell you that Keen has taken a great awareness and will come up with a new design to improve the quality of shoe for our sport.


Did someone else have the store keys?   ;D
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: jack on July 15, 2013, 01:39:48 PM
Being a former shoe guy (managed a shoe store for about 5 yrs, let the Bundy jokes commence) I can tell you that Keen has taken a great awareness and will come up with a new design to improve the quality of shoe for our sport.

Did someone else have the store keys?   ;D
^^^^^

No they didn't.  :P  I managed the Kinney's here at Oak Park, Bannister, Metcalf, and Blue Ridge (did some time at Indian Springs as well) before they moved me to Chicago to manage a couple of locations up there, left watching kids and shoes for my current role in recruiting now since 1993.....
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: bbjon on July 15, 2013, 03:59:51 PM
I wait for Bass Pro or Cabelas to have a sale on hiking boots and pick up a pair.  I usually have to special order (13 EEE), but they most other sizes available.  They only last about a year,  but for $30 it's not a bad deal. 
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: jack on July 15, 2013, 04:13:51 PM
@ BBjon, I would try the NB shoes then, they do come in nice widths, one of the few that do that still....but $30 is a great deal on hiking boots for certain!
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: rickgur on July 16, 2013, 10:10:24 AM
New Balance 411 Cross Country   Price around $55.00
Great support and traction in all weather conditions.
Purchased mine last September.   I play an ave of 5 times a week.
I am just now ready for a new pair.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: jack on July 16, 2013, 10:17:01 AM
I think that is the model that I just got as well, I haven't wore them yet though.  Again at Shoe Carnival a lot of times, it is buy one get one 50% off, so they are cheaper in 2's.....
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: dbolyard on July 22, 2013, 10:37:57 PM
I just bought a pair of Wenger Swiss Army hiking boots at Famous Footwear today for $45 on clearance--only $5 less than their current online store price.  Their a mid boot hiker with plenty of tread that's not too gnarly; pictured here: http://www.famousfootwear.com/en-US/Product/34582-1028491/Wenger+Swiss+Army/Cool+Grey/Mens+Anchorage+Mid.aspx#ProdDetailsTabs (http://www.famousfootwear.com/en-US/Product/34582-1028491/Wenger+Swiss+Army/Cool+Grey/Mens+Anchorage+Mid.aspx#ProdDetailsTabs)
They're super comfy for me (I've got hobbit feet that are flatter than a 10x firebird.), and the boots are surprisingly flexible about the ankle.  But I have no idea how they're going to hold up to disc golf.  My Columbias have worn to the point of discomfort after less than a year.  Anyone ever worn a pair of Wengers?  Everywhere I look on the web, they're pretty cheap for what they claim to offer.  That's usually a red flag, but I'm hoping it's just a quality brand trying to gain a foothold in the marketplace. ::)
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: TPalmer on July 23, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
www.obozfootwear.com (http://www.obozfootwear.com)
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: Mike Hyzer on July 23, 2013, 12:25:36 PM
Keen is a great company and will make it right if you ever have problems with their footwear. I've got a couple pairs of their sandals, and the dog chewed the plastic toggle off one of them. I emailed Keen asking how I could go about replacing that toggle, they shot back an email asking for my address. 3 days later, I had an envelope arrive with a whole set of replacement plastic hardware inside, free of charge. Now that's how you go about pleasing and keeping customers.
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: ajinks on July 23, 2013, 12:42:05 PM
I agree with Mike about Keen being a great company that stands behind their shoes.

However, by a far and wide margin, the best disc golf shoes I have ever owned are the Adidas Terrex line, found here: http://www.adidas.com/com/catalogue/outdoor-shoes/ (http://www.adidas.com/com/catalogue/outdoor-shoes/).  I picked up a basic Terrex shoe from the Adidas outlet in Osage Beach (for $30) and that shoe has lasted me well over a year+ and the shoe looks nearly the same as it did when I bought it.  Most shoes I have ever worn for DG have lasted 3-6 months max.  The sole is very grippy and lasts forever.  Plus there's good rubber on the toe of the shoe so the sole doesn't tear away from the midsole. 
Title: Re: Disc Golf shoes
Post by: otter on July 23, 2013, 04:01:14 PM
www.obozfootwear.com (http://www.obozfootwear.com)

I've had a pair of the Sawtooth Mids BDRY since Spring '12.  They are cool looking  8)...but too warm on my feet Spring/Summer for DG.  Well designed, HIGH quality footwear for cooler temps.