Classic company has provided a rental style shoe at a very affordable price. These shoes are perfect if you just need a simple pair to take to the bowling alley and do your thing in. They are brand new shoes that are the rental style you would see at a bowling alley.
I wanted something affordable and traditional. I have narrow feet and I find that I can tie them as tight as I need them to be. Any width can fit in these shoes. I got a 1/2 size smaller because they run large and they fit fine. Smooth slide. Only problem is they say rental on them.. No biggie.
These shoes are nice to look at. Unfortunately, they run large. I typically wear a 9.5 in women's. I ordered a 9 based on another site's reviews and they were still too big. I would reccomend at least 1 full size down from your true women's size. Also, one of my shoes was about a half inch bigger than the other. Not big on returning items, but i am sending these back and will try a different brand.
The shoes run true to size - based on other reviews elsewhere I figured they'd run small, so ordering a 1/2 size bigger was a mistake (that's my problem, not the manufacturers, obviously). The price was decent for brand new bowling shoes, but I now regret not spending the extra to get a nice pair. These are stiff, hurt my ankles where they rub, needed two different kinds of inserts to even make them a possibility to wear (which pretty well negates any savings over having bought the "cheap" shoes), and actually have "rental" written on them - not even the rental shoes at the bowling facility we go to say that! I do definitely regret buying them and plan to upgrade once I've gotten my money's worth out of them.
Bought for Kids Bowl Free program Some bowling alleys will literally almost attack you for wearing these shoes. They claim they are stolen from their stock and they will try and confiscate the shoes... thankfully I had the receipts on my emails saved from the online purchase proving I didn't steal them. Just a fair warning to be careful when buying rental shoes.
I love the Classic Style of this shoe. These shoes are true to size if you have a wide foot. I am a true 7 wide. I have been buying 8.5 standards most of my life, but these are very comfortable and affordable.
I am a true 7 wide, for years I thought I wore a size 8.5, but I was always wearing standard width shoes. If you have wide feet, go with your true size. If you have narrow feet, I would recommend a smaller size with the True Fit Guarantee, just in case they don't fit.
Shoes are a little stiff, need break in time. I normally wear 7.5-8 depends on the brand; I ordered 7.5 and they're about .5 inch loose. I don'the mind because once I start to bowl, I forget the loose shoes. Love my new shoes. Super fast delivery: ordered Tuesday mid afternoon; arrived Thursday early afyernoon even though the site stated 3-7 days.
I bought these for myself while getting my husband a different pair for his birthday. I bought a stylish pair for him and got the cheap shoes for myself so we could go bowling maybe once a month. Little did I know that he'd get so hooked that he would start going bowling about 2-3 times a week. He's since upgraded his shoes and bought two bags and several bowling balls. Every time we go bowling I'm jealous of his shoes and wish I'd spent a little more on a pair that I liked. These shoes are ugly, stiff, and they sometimes rub my ankle a little. I'm seriously considering buying another pair even before these wear out. That's what I get for being so cheap. :(
By the way, if you're worried about these looking too much like the rental shoes at the bowling alley, you could always do like I did. I put silver nail polish over the circle in the back with my shoe size (who wants everyone to know your shoe size anyway, especially if you have big feet like me?). Then I took a sharpie and blackened in the word "Rental" so that you hardly notice it. I've never had anyone mistake my shoes for one of theirs.
I bought a size 10 in mens for my son and a size 10 in womens for my daughter. They came and were exactly the same size. Sent a picture to bowling.com and they said it was correct because the color on back of shoe was red for womens and black for mens. Still wanted to charge me to return and restock. Just went and bought another brand that we bought last year. Not worth the money to return.
my 13 yr old daughter is a kids size 5.5 what size would that be in ladies as the kids version of this doesn't go that large?6/10/2016 - By mm
Hello! The Women's 5.5 should be the correct size for your daughter. We do suggest looking at our True Fit option if you are unsure of sizing, as it will help cut your return costs in half, and the exchange is processed immediately.6/10/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
do they say Rental on the sides3/30/2017 - By TC
Hi TC. Yes, the Classic Womens Rental will have the word "rental" on the side of them as well as the size on the back of the shoes.3/30/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
what is true fit?6/8/2017 - By Button
Hello! The True Fit Guarantee is a one time fee of $5.99, we will send a pre-paid shipping label with your shoes. If your shoes do not fit and you need to exchange them for a smaller or larger size, you can use the shipping label to ship them back to us. The True Fit Guarantee will also cover our $5 reship fee that we normally have for shoe exchanges as well.6/9/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Have you any Velcro strap6/15/2017 - By Joanne
If I wear a size 9 in women's what size will you recommend9/27/2017 - By Puny
These are true to size. If you are not 100% sure on what size to get, you can always purchase our True Fit Guarantee, which is a one time fee of $5.99 and we send you a prepaid shipping label in case you need to exchange them for a smaller or larger size.9/27/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
Do the women's classic bowling shoes come in a solid color?11/5/2018 - By kms
Do they come in wide3/8/2019 - By Cheryll
are the shoes actual rentals?7/25/2019 - By mallie
if normally I wear 8 1/2 womenwhat bowling size will I need10/21/2019 - By rental
Unfortunately we do not have an exact size that we can confirm to go with. From some of our reviews a few people said it ran a little big but you may want to get the True Fit just to be safe which would help you switch sizes up or down in the same shoe until you get the size that fits.10/22/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
size chart10/21/2019 - By Rental
Hi- am I renting them or buying them. And are these new or pre owned?10/26/2020 - By Kiki