The 10 Best Bowling Shoes For Men

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1. Dexter 9 HT

2. KR Strikeforce Aviator

3. 3G Mens Tour Ultra

Editor's Notes

June 02, 2020:

A good pair of bowling shoes can make a big difference in your game if you get the right pair. Almost as much as having your own ball. But there's a pretty wide range in quality out there, and how often you bowl, and how seriously, should be taken into account. Something like the 3G Mens Tour Ultra or the Dexter 9 HT probably don't make sense for someone who bowls a few times a year and is simply grossed out by sharing shoes with other people. If you bowl in a league, or more than once per week, options like these will provide you with durability and the ability to customize their performance to meet your specific stride.

With a slew of models by companies like Brunswick and KR Strikeforce on the market, we diversified our list a little, saying goodbye to some of the lower-level options by companies like Dexter. The KR Strikeforce Aviator is particularly impressive for its price point, and represents the direction a lot of young bowlers are interested in exploring. That's because, in addition to looking decidedly more modern than what often appear like orthopedic shoes, this model and others like it provide serious features and reliable comfort by using modern materials like open cell foam and synthetic mesh uppers that offer outstanding breathability.

Special Honors

Hammer Black Widow The Clarino microfiber uppers on this professional-grade pair offer good grip and comfort at the same time, and a thermal polyurethane outsole proves lightweight, flexible, and long-lasting. Interchangeable slides and heels on both shoes make this option ideal for lefties and righties alike, and a reliable heel lock system keeps them from slipping during your approach.

4. Linds Classic Right Hand

5. Dexter SST 8 Pro

6. Brunswick Vapor

7. Dexter V-Strap

8. KR Strikeforce Flyer

9. Dexter Kory II

10. BSI 751

Daniel Imperiale
Last updated by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).

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