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Dexter Mens THE 9 Black/Crocodile

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Dexter Mens THE 9 Black/Crocodile Right Hand or Left Hand

Dexter has taken the bowling shoe to the next level with THE 9. THE stands for Toehold Hyperflex Engineering. This shoe has so many features starting with the unique reinforced toe hold that helps extend the life of the interchangeable soled shoe. The hyperflex channels on the sole of the shoe provide added flexibility and outersole longevity. With these features and everything the SST 8 shoes have to offer there is no lack of technology!

  • Total interchangeable sole and heel construction
  • Right and left convertible
  • Soft full-grain leather upper
  • Strobal construction for increased flexibility
  • Molded midsole with classic raised shank and heel
  • Lower tongue with mesh for breathability
  • On shoe (removable): THS7 slide pad, H5 ST, THT2 traction pad, H2 UB
  • In box: 2 shoe covers
  • SKU: DEXB3100BLK
  • Product ID: 9223
  • Brand: Dexter
  • Category: Bowling Shoes

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does the 9 come a 1/2 size larger like the sst8

4/7/2016 - By

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Great question Jerry! It looks like a customer left a review saying The 9's run a little smaller than the SST8. I would recommend buying the True Fit Guarantee just in case they do not fit. Hope this helps!

4/7/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Is the leather real crocodile leather?

5/13/2016 - By

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Hello Russ! No, the leather is not crocodile leather. That is more of a description of the color/texture of the shoe.

5/17/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do the shoes come in a wide selection, if so how wide?

5/18/2016 - By

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Hello LD! Yes, the shoes do come in wide, which is a EE width. You can find them here: https://www.bowling.com/products/dexter-mens-the-9-black-crocodile-wide-width.htm

5/24/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How do you order this product for left handed bowlers? I don't see andy options

8/30/2016 - By

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Hello! The shoes have interchangeable soles and heels on both feet, so even if they come set up for the opposite handed bowler, you can just change them over to the other feet.

8/31/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do the shoes come in other colors

12/27/2016 - By

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Hi. At this time, the only colors that we offer will be black and black and white.

12/28/2016 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I drag my toe some, is that a commonly reported problem with these shoes?

12/29/2016 - By

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Hello! These shoes are actually made to prevent that problem. They have a clip on the front to hold the velcro down and keep it from catching on the floor.

1/3/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I see that the replacement soles are ordered by size was just wondering if they still are a cut to fit like the sst8's were

1/30/2017 - By

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Hi Scott. The replacement soles for the shoe are specifically made for THE 9s. The cut to fit for SST 8s are for all SST model shoes, but they will not work for THE 9s.

1/31/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I know the sst8'S soles will not fit this shoe what I am asking is the replacement soles for the 9's cut to fit like the sst8's are

1/31/2017 - By SCOTT
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The replacement soles for THE 9s are not cut to fit. You will choose a size based on what size shoe you wear. The sizing chart will be below the product description.

1/31/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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So I just want to make sure I understand this right before I perchase these shoes. No other sole will fit this shoe unless you buy the one that's made for the 9s right?

3/1/2017 - By

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Hello Aaron. Yes, that is correct. The replacement soles must be the ones for this particular shoe only.

3/2/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I own a pair of the SST8 size 10, do sizes of the nine run the same?

4/4/2017 - By

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Hi Bernie. Yes, THE 9s will run the same as the SST 8s.

4/4/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How do I order a size 10M. I didn't see the M.

4/5/2017 - By

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Hello Bernie. This particular shoe will be a regular width M. The M will not be listed next to the size.

4/6/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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i have dexter sst6. the problem i have is i drag my left foot (left handed bowler) so the sole pulls off and eventually the velcro doesn't stick. will the dexter the 9's help not peel off since they lock in?

4/7/2017 - By

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Hello JB. These should not peel back like the SST 6 model. The soles should not be in flush with the shoe once applied. If you have a problem with toe drag, we suggest using the Power Step to help out with that. If you click on the link that follows, it will direct you to the Power Step. https://www.bowling.com/products/dexter-max-powerstep-t3-.htm

4/10/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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how can I be sure these are left handed

4/15/2017 - By

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Hi Nelson. THE 9s will be interchangeable. If they are set up as a right handed bowler, you can switch the soles out with the velcroe technology.

4/19/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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If i were to purchase this shoe, can you guys put my name on the shoe?

5/27/2017 - By

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Hello! Unfortunately, we do not offer customizable embroidery for shoes. You can have your name embroiled on them at a local embroiderer

5/31/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How do I order new heels and soles?

6/10/2017 - By

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If you click on the link that follows it will direct you to the soles. I will also include the link for the heels. https://www.bowling.com/search/advanced.aspx?s=the+9+soles and here is the link for the heels. https://www.bowling.com/search/advanced.aspx?s=dexter+heel

6/12/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I am a left hand bowler. Do I have to purchase the items to convert the shoes separately?

6/16/2017 - By

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The soles and heels are interchangeable. If they arrive set up for a right handed, you can switch the soles and heels to become a left handed bowler. The soles and heels are holding on there with really strong Velcroe and it also clips on the shoe.

6/16/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I have used the Dexter SST 1's for at least 10 years but since they aren't really being made any longer I have to switch. Interested in this shoe but wondering how comparable it is to the SST 1's? Also, I drag my non-sliding foot, will my foot "catch" on the approach if I drag my foot in this shoe?

7/30/2017 - By

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These will do just fine if you drag your foot a little. Your foot will not catch on the approach.

7/31/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Are these left and right capability

9/17/2017 - By

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Yes, these will have interchangeable soles for both right or left handed bowlers.

9/19/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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If I wear an 11.5 in the sst6 model about what size would I need in these

11/13/2017 - By

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Hello! These shoes tend to run true to size, so if you wear an 11.5 in a Dexter shoe, the same size should also work in this Dexter THE 9.

11/13/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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do the interchangeable soles and heels come with the shoes or do they need to be bought seperately

12/8/2017 - By

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They will come on the shoe already.

12/11/2017 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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What is the width of these shoes? Are they Medium?

4/2/2018 - By

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These will be a standard D width for men.

4/3/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How many extra soles and heels come with the shoe?

4/18/2018 - By

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The extra soles and heels are sold separately.

4/19/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Hi.do you have red color of this.thanks

7/3/2018 - By

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Unfortunately, we do not have this shoe in red anymore.

7/5/2018 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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Do the shoes run true to size because I see mixed reviews I only want to order them once

1/12/2019 - By

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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.

1/16/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I purchased the nine shoe and I can not find the H7 heel that fits properly are they all cut to fit? Or can I get the H7 heel that fits the nine without trim

5/12/2019 - By

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They are all cut to fit for the heels. You will just get the SST H7.

5/13/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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does the 9 ht come with extra soles

5/19/2019 - By

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Unfortunately, it will only come with the soles and heels that are already on the shoes. On shoe (removable): THS7 slide pad, H5 ST, THT2 traction pad, H2 UB.

5/20/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I wear a size 9m in my other Dexter shoes. How do the 9's run in size

5/23/2019 - By

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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.

5/24/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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I'm also a runner, and have had multiple leg issues. I use custom-molded orthotics in my shoes, which need to have a high level of cushioning. Can the insoles be removed? What is the cushioning level of the shoe?

10/29/2019 - By

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Yes, the insoles are removable so that you can put in an orthotic if needed.

10/30/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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How do Dexter shoe sizes compare to Pyramid sizes? I wear a size 10 in Pyramid

12/8/2019 - By

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These sizes are standard U.S. shoe sizes.

12/11/2019 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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If I wear a 12 wide, should I go up to a 13 or stick with the 12

1/7/2020 - By

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It is hard to know how this shoe will fit compared to your other shoes unfortunately. We offer a True Fit Guarantee option for $3.99 to help you exchange the shoe up or down on the same shoe model and this can help make the exchange easier, quicker, and cheaper if the first size does not fit.

1/9/2020 - By Bowling.Com Staff
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