Dexter THE 9 HT Boa Bowling Shoes - Color Shift Hot Melt - Wide Width
Dexter THE 9 HT Boa Bowling Shoes -Color Shift Hot Melt
- *Add 1.5 for Women's Size
- BOA Fit System - disc lacing
- Breathable mesh upper
- Strobal construction for increased flexability
- Molded external heel stabilizer
- Extended sizing
- On shoe (removable) THS7 slide pad, H5 ST, THT2 traction pad, H2 UB
- 1 shoe protector included
- Wide Width Sizes - 7-12,13
- *Wide Width =EE
- Right or left convertible
I bought these on sale from Buddies. I didn't get to try them out for a while due to the pandemic. Last week I finally got the opportunity to try them out. I've been using an ancient pair of SST-6s for years, so I knew there would be a break in period for these. At first, the stock S7 slide sole was a bit sticky on the approach but after a couple of games they loosened up and became very smooth and predictable (I used an 8 slide sole on my old shoes). The H5 ST heel took a little getting used too since I was used to using a 7 heel (red felt), but again, once it broke in a bit is was fine. The real beauty of this shoe is the BOA system and the mesh upper. It's almost like wearing a converted tennis shoe. This is absolutely the most comfortable bowling shoe I've ever owned! One note though... Don't expect them to look like the picture. The "color" part of the shoe is much darker... almost black... but they are still awesome!
... who knows, maybe I'll get a chance to actually use them next season! The fit is perfect and although the color shift isn't as bright as in the picture, it's still a nice looking shoe. I've never had a shoe with the BOA lacing system but I have to say it is an absolutely incredible how well it works. It works so well that I will be in the market for regular shoes with the BOA lacing system. I cannot comment on how well they work on the lanes, for obvious reasons, but based on my previous experience with Dexter shoes I expect they will be awesome.
They fit great . The soles were easy to change from righty to lefty. Like the tie system. Only thing is wish we could be on the lanes to use them. #covidkilledourbowling