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The Dexter Mens SST 8 Pro bowling shoe takes a classic look and pairs it with modern technology. This shoe features Dexter's total interchangeable sole construction which makes this shoe convertible for left hand or right hand bowlers and allows the bowler to customize their slide surface as well as their traction surface. This shoe is where comfort and performance and now retro styling come together to make one great shoe!
This shoe design does not match up well with bowlers who have "serious toe drag"
Comfortable and very nice looking
Runs a little big
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
So after 20 years I decided to upgrade from my Dexter SST1's to the SST8 and I have no regrets. At first I ordered the same size of my SST1 and they were way too big and so I went ahead and got a 1/2 size smaller and they fit like a glove. To be honest, both the SST1 and SST8 are the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own. I have horrible plantar fasciitis and when wearing these shoes, I don't have any pain in my feet. I personally feel that Dexter makes the best bowling shoes out there, I've been bowling for almost 30 years and in that time I have had only Dexter. If you want a great reliable shoe, look at this model.
This is my second pair of Dexter's, and my first with adjustable soles. Ripped off the slide and heel to be quickly replaced by an S12/H7 combo and could not be happier.
should include at least one other sole and heel
Got these at start of season. Very comfortable and easy to break in. The Sole it comes with is sticky at first and the next sole up is like sliding on ice skates. After breaking them in they are great and hopefully will last a long time.
My guy wears a 10.5 to 11 The 10.5 = perfect, Strong, sturdy outside wall
He went straight to the bowling alley that afternoon and came back with a big smile. Said he may even have to sleep with them close tonight, sorta like a little boy with new tennies! Very pleased
I have never bowled in anything but Dexter. And never will probably. This is my fourth pair in almost 20 years. I was always happy with SST and these are even better than the ones I had before. Very comfortable, high quality, and look cooler than previous models. My usual size is closer to 10, but 9 1/2 from SST line fit perfectly.At the first glance I was alarmed seeing the sliding soles/heels on the left shoe (I am left-handed) but they are symmetric and can be switched over easily.Too bad Dexter does not supply additional soles/heels, covers and bags with these, but I still have the sets from SST 6 and 7. They are wider but can be cut to size, which I intend to do.All in all, these are perfect. And thank you, bowling.com, your prices are unbeatable.
These shoes are new from Dexter. They replace the SST8 after receiving them I noticed that they were very similar to the tank model, except that both shoes have interchangeable soles.Compared to the original SST8 they are a lot smaller on the over all with of the bottom of the shoe at least ½". Although it does not affect the with of the fit inside the shoe. They still run ½ size smaller than my street shoes. The new toe cap is a very good improvement. All the same normal slides and traction soles are the same althoe narrower . A large difference was the no longer supply additional slides, or heals or shoe cover. If you add all that up they would cost more than the older SST8. The construction looks to be very solid. You will love them.
Comfortable, Interchangeable Soles and Heels
When I got the shoes, I ordered it a half-size down from my normal shoe size and it fit absolutely perfect. The minute I stepped on the lanes, the shoes felt very comfortable on the lanes. For me, the sole was a little slick, but the more I broke them in, I started to get my tempo figured out and started hitting the pocket more.
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Are the heels replaceable?
Hello Greg. Yes, these are interchangeable soles and heels.
So both shoes are slide shoes or does one shoe only have rubber on it??
These are interchangeable. They are for either right hand or left hand. One side will have a slide sole and one will have a rubber.
are there extra items that come in the box? Like heels, souls, shoe protectors?
Unfortunately, there are no extra heels, soles or shoe protectors with this shoe.
is this the sst8 that has a sole that cracks and have bad reviews?
This is a brand new shoe that was just released. It is not the same shoe. The SST 8 cracked because people would drag their toe and those shoes were not meant for people that had serious toe drag.
Is this shoe leather
They are man made leather uppers with mesh.
They are man made leather uppers with mesh.
The Dexter Mens SST 8 Pro will be a standard D width.
Is this is the new SST 8?
Yes, these are the new models for the SST 8s.
does this shoe come with soles and heels to make it left or right?
These are interchangeable. They are for either right hand or left hand. One side will have a slide sole and one will have a rubber. The will be included on the shoe.
Wasn't he supposed to receive the changeable souls as well ?
The soles are included on the shoes themselves.
Do these shoes come in wide width
At this time, they are only available in standard D width.
How you know you have toe drag
Some people slide their foot upon approach and some people will drag their toe. If you drag your toe with these shoes, it will peel the velcroe off and it is not meant for a serious toe dragger.
shoe width options
At this time, the SST 8 Pros are only offered in a standard D width.
So if I drag my toe at all then I am a "serious toe dragger"?
You can damage the front of the shoe and that would make you a serious toe dragger.
Do you get the extra shoe pads with the shoes?
I have a pair of the original SST8s and they run about 1/2 size large (I wear a 10.5 regular shoe and a 10 SST8). Do these also run slightly large?
These will be the same sizing as the SST 8s.
What are shoe dogs
They are inserted inside your shoes to rid the smell of sweat.
how much are replacement soles
The replacement soles are $18.99
do they fit perfectly or are they a half a size to big or even bigger?
According to customer reviews, this shoe will be true to size. If you are not 100% sure on the size to purchase, you can add the True Fit Guarantee with the shoes.
Do they make the Dexter Mens SST 8 Pro in Black/Red
At this time, Dexter has only manufactured the blue and black colored ones as advertised.
What are the width? i am looking for 2W.
These will be a standard D width for men.
They come in wide
At this time, Dexter has only manufactured the regular width for these shoes.
What is true fit
The True Fit Guarantee is a one time fee of $5.99 and we send you a pre paid shipping label with your shoes, in case you needed to exchange for a smaller or larger size. The True Fit is only for the same shoe for exchanges just a different size.
I got a 8half for x mas there to big.what size should I reorder?
You could go down half a size if they are too big for you now.
If I purchase the replaceable heel for these shoes, Will the replacement help with the slide? I purchased and was in lane once , and about fell the slide sllliiddees alot!
It should help you slide less if you get the replacement heel for those shoes.
Do they run big or small?
Where do you order extra slides
If you click on the link that follows, it will direct you to the replacement soles for the SST Pros. https://www.bowling.com/search/advanced.aspx?s=sst
I have a pair of Tanks(green and black) they are 10 1/2, will i need the same size in these new ones
Yes, they run about the same size.
any men’s shoes in“C” width?
Unfortunately, these will come in a standard D width for men.
Is the shoe wide?
This shoe is a standard D width for men.
do you have triple e in width
For this particular shoe, it will be a standard D width. If you need a EEE width, our Linds Mens Classic Black Wide Width shoes will be a EEE. If you click on the link, it will direct you to those shoes. https://www.bowling.com/products/linds-mens-classic-black-right-hand-wide-width.htm
How do you switch the shoe to a left hand delivery
The soles are attached by using Velcroe and you can just take off the soles and switch them out.
I wear a 12 and I hear they run half size small . Do they make a 12.5 or would I need to go to a 13
Unfortunately, these shoes do not come in half sizes after size 11.5. You would have to go to a size 13.
So its just to change right/left sole over? No specific right or left sole?
These shoes will have interchangeable soles for both left or right handed bowlers.
I’m 8.5 on women’s size, what’s the equivalent size on this
If you wear a size 8.5 in womens then you would wear a size 6.5 in mens.
I have a pair of Dexter Ricky III. Size 10 1/2. What size do you think would fit me for the DAY 8 Pro?
The Dexter brand should be pretty true to size in between the same brand so if you have had Dexters before, you should be able to get the same size. There are slight difference in the last and cut of the shoe but I would not think it is enough to change the size.
i need left hand is it available
This shoe has interchangeable soles and is meant for a left or right handed bowler. All you have to do is switch out the soles and adjust to your liking.
How many interchangeable soles come with
There will only be on the shoe (removable): H5 ST, H2 UB, S8, T2+
Does this shoe come in left and wide
This shoe does come in a left hand but it does not come in a wide width.
have sst 5 9-1/2 slightly tight,would you recommend size 10 men sst8
If the 9.5s are too tight then you could go to a size 10.
Good day. I need Dexter SST 8, wide width (2W). Size 10 1/2. Are they available?
Unfortunately, we do not offer wide width for these shoes.
Is the sliding pad replaceable
Yes, that is correct!
My daughter wants this, what is her equivalent in men’s size if she’s 8.5 in women’s size?
You would usually go down two sizes. She would need a size 6.5 in mens.
Do these come in wide widths EEEE
Unfortunately, this will only come in one width and that will be a standard D width for men.
How do you choose whether you want left or right hand?
These are interchangeable. You can switch out the soles to be either a left or right handed shoe.
I am now wearing an SST 5 size 11. For an SST 8 pro, should I order same size?
We recommend going with your normal shoe size. We do offer the True Fit Guarantee for only $3.99 if you need to exchange the shoe for a larger or smaller size.
Do they come in ee
Unfortunately, these will only come in a standard D width.
I wear a size 13 street shoe, will this shoe in 13 fit me
do the sizes run large
Have a wide foot do they come in different widths?
This model of shoe will only be offered in a standard D width for men.
are these shoes wide width
I need a wide with??
We do not have this shoe model in a wide width unfortunately. Here are some other Dexter options available in wide width: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-shoes/all?brand=7&gender=16&width=15&adjustable-soles=12
Can you ship overnite?
During the checkout you will be given shipping options based on your shipping address. In some locations we do have Next Day Air shipping available so look for this after you have entered your shipping address.
I usually wear a 9W dress shoe. Will this shoe be wide enough?
This shoe is considered a standard D width for men. If you needed a wide width you would need to find a shoe that says wide width in the name.
i have toe drag what shoe is right for me
This shoe is actually not good for someone with toe drag because the traction pad has been known to peel back over time due to toe drag. With that being said, there are actually no bowling shoes designed to handle toe drag very well. Dragging your toe will wear down the toe of just about any shoe quicker but for this shoe it will cause other problems so I would not suggest this model.
I need to slide to keep up my speed. Will this shoe give me a smooth slide?
This shoe comes with an S8 slide sole which is the most common slide found on Dexter shoes. There are options that slide more than the S8 Slide so if you needed more slide you could go up to a higher number slide from S9-S12.
Do they run large or small
There is not a great way to know how the shoes will fit unfortunately. The best option is to get the True Fit Guarantee and this will let you exchange the first size for another size on the same shoe model and it make the exchange process quicker, easier, and cheaper.
I don't slide very much. Is one of the soles good for this?
This shoe does not come with any extra slide soles included. The S8 slide is a pretty standard slide but if you do not want a lot of slide then you would like a lower number pad like an S2 or S4 pad. For Dexter, the lower the number on the pad , the less you slide.
So does it come with 2 sets of the soles if they are interchangable?
This shoe will come with the soles and heels that are on the shoe but it does not have any extras included in the box. The soles and heels are interchangeable on both shoes so you can get replacements for either foot as needed.
Is it hard to getting use to bowling with a shoe that has grip on it
Sometimes it can take a few games to break in new slide soles, but you may also try changing different slide soles that offer more or less slide for your needs.
my current Dexter shoes are size 10.5 M do you have that size
Currently this shoe is available in size 10.5 M which is just the standard width.
If I buy a shoe and it does not fit can I get a full refund of my money
We do not have free returns or exchanges unfortunately. However, we do sell an option called the True Fit Guarantee for $3.99 and this would cover your expenses to change the same shoe to a different size if the first shoe does not fit. This only covers exchanges of the same shoe model to a different size. It would not cover returning for a refund back or exchanges to a different model shoe. To see more of our return policies you can go to our return page here: https://www.bowling.com/service/returns/
I wear a beginner dexter bowling shoe size 12 but regular tennis shoe size 13. What size should I go with in sst?
I would say to start with the same size you wear in the other Dexter. However, there are some slight differences in the shape of the shoes so you may want to get the True Fit Guarantee just to be safe.
What do u mean by toe drag?
I will use a right handed bowler as an example. If you are right handed then you would typically slide on your left foot and your right foot will either kick up or some bowlers will drag the toe of the push off right foot to help balance. However, if you do drag your toe it will be particularly bad for this shoe because the traction sole of this shoe is removable. What Dexter has realized will happen is that the traction sole will tend to catch if you drag your toe and start to peel back over time and pretty soon your traction sole will be "bent" back from dragging that toe and you would have to buy a new traction sole very soon. If a shoe does not have the removable traction sole then there is nothing to catch and peel back if you drag your toe so it is recommended that if you drag your toe that you get a shoe that does not have removable traction soles.
you only ask shoe size , what about width, right or left hand, etc. ?
We list the regular width and wide width shoes as two different listings. This particular shoe is the regular width version of this shoe. If there was a wide width option for this shoe it would be listed on a separate page and the name of the shoe would say wide width in the title. Also, this shoe is designed to work for both Right and Left Handed bowlers because the soles and heels on both shoes are interchangeable so you can switch the traction and slide sole to either foot and it will work for either shoe. The shape of the pads is universal also to fit either shoe so the pad is not curved to only fit one shoe. Other shoes will specifically list which hand they are good for in the name of the shoe if it is only good for one hand but if the shoe said Right or Left Handed in the title then it will work for both.
I have toe drag. This shoe has a toe guard but says it won’t work with people that toe drag. Is that the case?
Because this shoe has a removable traction sole, it make this shoe a bad option if you drag your toe. When you drag your toe it will sometimes peel back the removable traction sole and over time you would have to replace the traction sole because it gets bent too far back. There are not really any good shoe options designed for toe drag. Some shoes will have a guards on the front but they still break down quicker if you drag your toe.
Are they available in a wide width
This model is not available in wide width. There is another SST 8 in wide available here: https://www.bowling.com/products/dexter-mens-sst-8-power-frame-boa-black-wide-width-right-hand-or-left-hand.htm
i have 4eeee with for my shoes do they have them
Unfortunately, we do not have that width available.
Doesn't Dexter make a wide-sized shoe?
We do not have this same shoe in a wide width but here are some mens wide width Dexter shoes: https://www.bowling.com/shopping/all/bowling-shoes/all?brand=7&gender=16&width=15
So if I buy these they will come with both right and left handed slides correct Interchangeable
The interchangeable soles on this shoe are not curved to fit only one shoe. The soles are shaped the same on the left foot and right foot so that you may take off the slide sole and put it on either foot and the same with the traction sole. No extra soles are included with this shoe.
Due to the time it takes to produce the Dexter Mens SST 8 Pro Black/Blue Right Hand or Left Hand ball it will ship in immediately. We cannot ship this ball outside the United States.