Do I Have To Wear Bowling Shoes?
bowling shoes are strictly worn in bowling alleys
Bowling shoes (as long as they are worn only while bowling) protect the approaches and the bowlers. The last step that a bowler takes before releasing the ball is actually a slide - the whole body is moving forward as the ball is released. Bowling shoes have a sole that allows this type of slide
The approach is where the bowler walks and releases the ball into the alley. The approach is very important and must be free of debris and damage. If the approach is damaged, one could easily fall or trip, which could cause injury as well as affect the score of the game. Bowling shoes help protect the floor of the approach and the person wearing them.
Bowling shoes are constructed purposefully with the idea of a gliding motion in mind. The main difference between bowling shoes and regular sneakers is the sole. On a bowling shoe, there are sliding soles on each side to accommodate a right or left-handed bowler. These soles are also soft and have no heels