I'm not talking about shoes like those DW drum shoes, but just like average everyday shoes, because it is extremely difficult to drum in my Nike Hi-tops.
While i do like the feel of barefeet, it just doesn't work for me, especially with double bass. When i get kickin' at those high-speed paces, i just can't get the correct feel. Maybe it's the kickback, maybe it's the lack of weight, i dunno. I'm going to have to agree with the other guys on this one, converse are the best drumming shoes for me.RowanVS":3179g6ly said:Bare footed is ideal if you have enough grip, but lets try too look at least a bit cool here guys n gals!!
Use periods. No one can make sense of what you're saying.CDAHoF":24izkc5g said:Neil Peart from a work in progress " One of Freddy Grubers Dogmatic victims is don't play drums in your sneakers get yourself a pair of dancing shoes" I went to a dance shoe store and tried on a pair of "Jazz Dance" shoes you can get them with rubber (very slick) or suede the idea is to slide as much as possible on your pedals grip in that area is a bad thing barefoot only gives you the feel of the pedals sox slide but the tend to make you want to grip your pedal more thus taking your attention away from other important matters like I need to be playing louder (evil Grin)
Wow, I couldn't imagine drumming barefoot! Even with sneakers, I have to worry about hurting my feet. I like workboots best!portnoyesque":233jhw8a said:I always drum barefoot myself, but I'd get a decent pair of converse or something like that, with really thin rubber soles - that way you get maximum sensitivity.
I use bowling shoes when i'm not plyain barefoot. They are thin, they slide well and just enough grip when you need it. Ultimately I go barefoot and it's just as cool to play barefoot as to chucks. :twisted:TheYardstick":2ndthifk said:I'm not talking about shoes like those DW drum shoes, but just like average everyday shoes, because it is extremely difficult to drum in my Nike Hi-tops.
i am goign to have to agree with him. the shoes that i play in are my 3 year old pumas. the sole is about worn off and they are so broken in the feeling is great. when i was in a band i played in my old chucks cause they had a lot of grip and sensitivity. basically i dont think there is a "ideal" drum shoe, play in what you feel comfortable with and what you are used to. that way you know how your foot will react to the kickback and other factors.little drummer boy":zirl91s6 said:well for me puma's..you know those ones that are used in motor sports...