View Full Version : The Best Disc Golf Shoes?
April 8th, 2012, 11:25 PM
I am now on the market for a nice pair of disc golf shoes. I am looking at Salomons, the Keen Delaveaga, or considering replacing my Montrails. The Montrail shoes busted through relatively quick (~5-6 months, can't remember exactly), but were incredibly comfortable and I can snag a Columbia employee store pass to pick them up on the cheap. However, there is no return policy there, and I have heard great things about REI and Keen's return policies regarding shoes, and am wanting to factor that in to see that I can get some longevity out of whatever I choose, as well as having a shoe that matches the comfort of my Montrails. Looking for any suggestions. I'll have a poll to see what you think if you don't want to bother with words... that will keep this interesting as well.
April 9th, 2012, 08:45 AM
i agree with you on the montrails, harrison... really comfy but busted out at the little toes pretty quick... didn't affect their goretexiness but they do look a ghetto...
... i have been a fan of salomons for years and as far as longevity that is what i recommend... they've got the new ones in at Next Adventure right now, low tops with quick laces... and you get that discount for being a stumptown member...
if you do go to NA try on a pair of Trekstas, also... they are super lightweight and i played a couple shots this weekend from the middle of a crick and my toesies stayed dry... but they took exactly two rounds of 18 to break in...
mine all mine
April 9th, 2012, 09:24 AM
I love Keens, but I love Vibram soles. I currently wear Merrells with Vibram souls and couldn't be happier. My work shoes wore out so I have been wearing my discin shoes to work for about three months now as well as playing disc with very good results.
April 9th, 2012, 09:30 AM
I have wider feet and Merrells tend to fit a little wider. I know I liked Solomon overall but it was a bit narrow. Keens I also find to be a bit too narrow.
April 9th, 2012, 04:08 PM
I have had very good luck with these and I believe I am on my 4th year playing on the same pair.
The company is in MT too!
April 9th, 2012, 05:57 PM
Some good shoes have been mentioned here.
Vasque also makes some good trail-running, multi-sport, and hiking shoes that would be great candidates for Oregon summer/winter golf.
April 9th, 2012, 06:15 PM
I just got the Delaveagas this past week at have worn them for 5 rounds and I really like them. The only problem I've had so far is the laces are a little tight on the top of my foot, but it's not bad.
April 9th, 2012, 06:29 PM
Merrells with the Vibram sole!
April 9th, 2012, 09:04 PM
GoreTex Salomons. I have them for three winters and just about to retire them. I agree with Emma...Stumptown discount at Next Adventure! On the other hand, REI has great customer service. I bought a pair for my hubs and they started leaking after a month and they replaced them for free. However, I paid full price for them.
April 9th, 2012, 09:20 PM
north face hedgehogs with vibram soles. Merrell with vibram sole is great too...
April 10th, 2012, 12:27 AM
Who makes the best disc golf shoe in optional widths? I wear a 13 4E, and it's hard to find anything but New Balance trail shoes. I like New Balance shoes, the problem for me is that their more durable trail shoes aren't wide enough in the toe bed (even in 4E)-- the two Gore Tex pair that I've bought were both uncomfortable and not in the least bit waterproof.
I should write them a letter...
April 10th, 2012, 12:38 AM
Well, I went with the Salomons, and evidently I have a wide right foot, because after a whopping 15 holes at Lunchtime I had to tear them off and concede that they won't work for me. Broke my right pinky toe when I was a teen and the shoes chaffed it and practically made it feel sprained. And the search goes on! Luckily, I purchased them at REI and can find something that works. Thinking of going with the Merrells, considering the wider size and Vibram sole.
April 10th, 2012, 06:37 AM
my vote goes to whatever shoe that feels comfortable, and has some durability.
oh yeah, AND doesnt cost a arm and a leg!
April 10th, 2012, 11:43 AM
For waterproof shoes I lovr Keen's. Non-waterproof I love the addidas tr2, and well others from the trail runner series. That model just comes to minf since I am wearing them.
April 10th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I like the merrels with vibra soles as well. I'm on my second pair of merrel "Moab ventilators" and they are awesome lightweight high tops. I don't know how they hold up with a toe drag as I don't really do that but the last pair I had lasted easily 2 years of constant disc golf. Plus they have a wide size option that fit my wide feet really well
April 13th, 2012, 02:42 PM
If you can find them I where Bite Torque DG. They have great comfort and performance have had them over a year and play at least 18 holes a day. I purchased from GGGT.
here is what i could find about them.
About Bite. Founded in 1996 and currently based in Niwot, Colorado, Bite Footwear designed and introduced the first golf sandal, revolutionizing the golf shoe industry. Combined with oversized outsoles, high sidewall mudguards, cushioned midsoles, and wider toe boxes, Bite has developed a diverse line including golf, outdoor, and fly-fishing footwear and in 2003 launched a new running sandal and sport-specific sandal that accommodates orthotics. Bite’s cross-functional footwear focuses on comfort, style, fit, and durability and has earned Bite a place among the world’s top golf shoe manufacturers. In 2007, Bite was aquired by Crocs Footwear Inc.
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