The Buck Leather would be a great step up from the universal soled shoes. This one will have the fixed S8 slide sole and H5 Standard heel on the bottom of the left shoe and a traction push off sole on the bottom of the right shoe for a more sturdy approach. The EVA midsole provides great stability and support and the leather provides a whole other leather of outside comfort.
I tried out my new shoes tonight in our league. I loved them!!! They are soft to start off with and I didn't have to break them in. I did have to order them 1/2 size larger but that's okay. The insole is wonderful since I have to have a shoe with a good arch support and they have it. I would think any one that orders them will be very pleased!!!!!
I was a little skeptical about ordering shoes online, but these fit perfectly and are so comfortable. The price was really good too. Thanks, Bowling.com.
Use three to four times a week, very comfortable.
I need to know how to clean them, I have had my shoes for about 10 years. If anyone knows what to use to clean them please let me know.
These are great shoes! One thing I had to get used to was the non-slide foot (for me, my right) being a bit sticky - it has a traction sole and not a universal one like the less expensive shoes sometimes do. So that was a change for me since I was used to sliding both feet. Also, they are sized so that you have to buy a half-size larger to get a good fit. But once you get the right size, they are amazingly comfortable. I paid for the Tru-Fit guarantee, and had to send my first pair back - that was a painless process and my second pair got to me almost immediately. So great customer service as well!
I wanted a good pair of leather shoes. Unfortunately "buck" leather turns out to be white suede. I got a mark on it just trying it on at home. These shoes will look dirty after one wearing. If they were actual leather they would be great shoes.
I have a pair of Dexter that I have been wearing for over 10 years that are soft leather and very comfortable. But need replacing.
These shoes for being buck leather are not soft or comfortable. I put them on and threw on practice ball with them, and took the back off. Of course I didn't purchase the true fit so now I am stuck with them.
Been using this shoe for 2 yrs. worth the money. Seem stiff at first but after a few uses they are fine just like any shoe you buy. They will get smudges but easy to clean. I use alcohol and an old towel to clean the slide side when the bottom gets really soiled. Dries overnite.
I like the different sole on each foot. Good push off.
I am a casual bowler and bowl around 5 or 6 games every Friday evening, or about two hours. These shoes are very comfortable, though they are a little tight in the length. The width seems true though. They look great and I really like the style.
Nice looking shoe. Well crafted. They do run large but a thick pair of socks has fixed that. I would purchase again but in a smaller size.
Great fit and excellent slide on the approach right out of the box. Very light weight shoe that really performs.
A little stiff but that's compared to the pair I'd been using for several years
Purchased these shoes based on reviews from previous purchasers. They are comfortable and I was able to wear and bowl in them immediately. I purchased a pair of Dexters in 2005, Moccasin style no longer available. The sole on this shoe split where the heal meets the sole. Wish the moccasin style was still available. I passed them on to the landfill - then another bowler recently said she repaired hers with a flexible glue.