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Post Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:39 pm

My good ol' chucks haven't failed me yet. I think it's safe to say at this point that they're by majority the shoe of choice.. Not just for drummers but for all musicians. They're just.. classics.

But I got a pair of Adidas Sambas that I like too.
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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:27 am

I play in Onitsuka Tigers. I guess they are running shoes, I just bought them because I liked them. They work really well because they are super lightweight with good tread.


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Post Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:35 am

Converse allllllll the way!
although...when i have a prac at school, i play in socks...darn school shoes are heavy and horrid to play in! :roll:
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Post Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:09 am

have to be bare feet - I drive in bare feet, drum in bare feet,

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Post Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:01 am

Dance shoes work great if you have a black tie or a nice dress gig. Cappeizio makes great dance shoes, as I recall that is what the Vic Firth Dave Weckl drum shoes were designed after. Driving shoes are also good.
Just a word to the wise, if you are playing barefoot, and I used to do it all of the time, you may want to consider using a "grip peddler" pad on your pedals. You can cause permanent damage to your feet that could quite possibly shorten or prematurely end your drumming career. Plus it's a small investment in safety.
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 1:54 am

i wear adidas sambas i love em. flat bottom and nice and light weight. plus they look cool. i know a lot of metal drummers that wear em too.
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Adiddas Goodyear Racer Lowtops on Axis shorties with Wooden Iron Cobra beaters.[/img]
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:13 am

[quote="BJGOV"]I play in Onitsuka Tigers. I guess they are running shoes, I just bought them because I liked them. They work really well because they are super lightweight with good tread.


I play in the same shoes! They are awesome for drumming
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:38 am

I play in wrestling shoes theY fit very good and almost seems as if your playing barefoot OR in sox they are so light.Peace and drums<ROTT3N :twisted:
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:34 am

I used to get all cosmic over that stuff.....been through the Capezio dancing shoes thing. They fall apart after about 10 gigs. Done the converse hi-tops. Not me. I just wear what I have on usually- a pair of black slip-on Timberland walkers. Very comfy and stylish (just had 'em shined in San Francisco on the street, a little Italian guy named Joe that talked my ear off but spent a good 15 minutes on the job- I tipped him an extra $5)

If I have my big 'ol boots on (Timberland Hi-tops) I take them off. I can also do bare feet but my feet sweat and they end up slipping around...ugh)

I like to playin my Ugg boots sometimes but the aftermath is alot of sweat and a pronounced funk eminating from my lowermost parts.

Bottom line is- don't worry so much about the attire you play in- this or that brand name or label doesn't make you a better drummer. Realizing that your primary function is to "draw the lines in the coloring book" does.
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:29 am

Onitsuka Tigers are great. Mexico 66 edition were originally made for a Japanese olympic fencer so they're tight, light and flexible! Also, any of the flat-soled Lacoste shoes are great.
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 5:06 am

I wear Diesel's, they are alot like Puma, Extreamly light weight and they grip like nothing else!!!!!!!
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 6:17 am

Socks. PLUS i live the feeling of the cool metal of the bass drum pedal on my foot xD
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:46 am

I do not wear shoes when I play, only socks. I have two "Funk-Bump" covers on my bass drum pedals and I love them! They allow me to hook my toes over the bump and know exactly where my feet are on the pedal.

I used to slide all over the place but after I got the funk-bumbs I am a happy little drummer..ok maybe not little but still. :-)
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Post Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:50 am

I like to wear these because they are cool.

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