Dexters custom shoes are very expensive in the $1000 range, other customs would probably need to be custom made, DIY.
Thats what I was referring to...DIY's bowling shoes. Just wondering if anyone has taken an ordinary shoe and made it a bowling shoe. Thanks.
Bowled a collegiate tournament with a guy who took some nike skateboarding shoes, shave off the bottom of the left sole, and installed interchangeables. Looked silly when I first saw him bowling but it looked comfortable and was definitely unique. I think the biggest concern I'd have doing that is getting a non-marking sole so I don't mark the approach on the pivot step. Additionally, I'm curious how the sliding dynamics change when you reduce the surface area. I know skateboarding shoes are large and flat-bottomed like bowling shoes, but I'd be inclined to use something like a New Balance Minimus with its narrow, foot-shaped profile. Less surface area, less slide? A few interesting questions I think an industry professional from dexter or etonic could share with us.