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Postby Timko » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:42 pm

Eric O wrote:
ChUcK wrote:I'll definitely stick with solomons from here on out, though. Just gotta hang around the clearance rack like a vulture to b e able to afford them!
I'll plug for these guys, cause this is where I usually find good shoe deals:
http://www.backcountryoutlet.com/

I have no idea why everyone is so high on Solomon though. I know a lot of people who disc in them and durability seems to be an ongoing issue.


Because they sponsor a boatload of disc golfters. Next time around, though, I'd like to try the new Merrell trail running shoes. They look solid, and they've got a Vibram sole.
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Postby Eric O » Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:51 pm

Furthur wrote:Because they sponsor a boatload of disc golfters.


:roll:

Sponsored people don't have to go out of pocket to replace worn through shoes.
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Postby Timko » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:02 pm

I know. But if you don't try them, then you won't ever know.

And so far, sans the laces, mine are holding up very nicely.
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Postby garublador » Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:06 pm

Eric O wrote:
Furthur wrote:Because they sponsor a boatload of disc golfters.


:roll:

Sponsored people don't have to go out of pocket to replace worn through shoes.
Yeah, but showing that sponsoring disc golfers will make them money means there's a higher potential for more sponsors.
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Postby Eric O » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:11 pm

It's great that Solomon is supporting disc golf.

On the other hand, I wouldn't be tempted to buy what I felt was an inferior product on that basis alone.
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Postby jamsisjams » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:44 pm

The best shoes that I've ever owned are a pair of low-top Solomon hiking shoes. They have the sole of a hiking boot with the design of a trail running shoe. They're close to three years old and have suffered high traffic, high stress kitchen work, multiple day and night backpacking trips, adverse weather conditions and tons of golf. The only thing that's wrong with them is that they're no longer waterproof thanks to a few minuscule holes. Admittedly, these holes are between the shoe and sole, but I'm still optimistic that I'll be able to sew them/find some kick ass super glue.
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Postby garublador » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:46 pm

Eric O wrote:It's great that Solomon is supporting disc golf.

On the other hand, I wouldn't be tempted to buy what I felt was an inferior product on that basis alone.
I've heard that every brand both falls apart after a week and lasts forever. I haven't seen any general perception that Solomon is worse than any other brand.
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Postby Eric O » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:55 pm

garublador wrote:
Eric O wrote:It's great that Solomon is supporting disc golf.

On the other hand, I wouldn't be tempted to buy what I felt was an inferior product on that basis alone.
I've heard that every brand both falls apart after a week and lasts forever. I haven't seen any general perception that Solomon is worse than any other brand.
Maybe I'm wrong and they are no less durable than the average shoes in their price range. Even so it doesn't explain why the DGR consensus is that they are superman shoes.

Anyway the real point I was trying to make in the first place is that when you are looking for disc golf shoes you do yourself a disservice if you don't check out some of the other footwear that is available. It's like deciding you are buying a new car and only looking at Toyotas.
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Postby mark12b » Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:34 pm

i have some 3/4 height lightweight goretex boots by the north face. they have been holding up fine and generally keep my feet dry in the rain, at least until my feet start to sweat (the shoes are a bit hot but that doesn't really bother me). i hike in them too.

these are the women's but they are similar to mine, except the color:

http://www.trailspace.com/gear/the-nort ... x-xcr-mid/
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Postby x-out » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:17 am

Maybe I'm wrong and they are no less durable than the average shoes in their price range. Even so it doesn't explain why the DGR consensus is that they are superman shoes.


i've beat up my fair share of shoes during my lifetime and my disc golfing. my experience is, if you play enough....your shoes will fall apart. i've used running shoes, salomons, and turfs (i.e. indoor football type shoe or baseball trainer).

the salomons are by far the most comfortable and offer the most support. they are an amazing pair of shoes, but are a bit over hyped. don't be afraid to try out something in a lower price range ;)

salomons seem to break down quicker than other shoes. the soft compound that the sole is composed of makes them very comfortable and light, but also leads to a faster breakdown.

the breakdown is a bit faster, but probably nothing to be concerned about for the majority of disc golfers.



the turfs held up the longest BTW.
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Postby Donkeypuncher » Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:28 am

I use a pair of New Balance 513 for dry weather, and they have good traction and great ankle support. For bad weather, I use a pair of Dr Scholl's boots that have great wet traction and built in gel soles. They are also waterproof to just above the ankle so it helps walking across creeks and drainage areas.

I need the outside wall of the shoes to be very stiff so I don't roll my ankle, and I need it to be comfortable while wearing my brace. Those are the only shoes I've found that work for my situation so I stick to them.
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Postby Mr.SmOOOth » Fri Mar 07, 2008 11:24 am

I switched from New Balance to low top NIke trail runners last year and they are real light and comfortable. Plus, some child in a third world country gets to earn .67 a day while making them. :D
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Postby lmf1030 » Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:57 pm

Salomon XT Wings From what I been reading will be the best next shoes for DG. In My opinion.
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Postby Timko » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:03 pm

125 is some serious cheddar for a pair of non-gortex shoes!
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Postby rusch_bag » Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:07 pm

Mr.SmOOOth wrote:I switched from New Balance to low top NIke trail runners last year and they are real light and comfortable. Plus, some child in a third world country gets to earn .67 a day while making them. :D


We actually have a speaker coming to our school who was a soccer player for a National Champion Collegiate team and Nike offered to sponsor them and he didn't want to have Nike as a sponsor so they kicked him off the team and now he goes around exposing Nike. They actually get 23 cents an hour.
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