Sportitude has collected the best lawn bowls shoes. These shoes have been designed with the player in mind as they need to be comfortable for playing short or long games. They also need to protect the area you’re playing on. Lawn bowls greens need to be kept in excellent condition to preserve the playing area and for this reason, the shoes you wear should have a flat soft sole with very little or no tread. While many shoes are designed for grip, lawn bowls shoes are designed to have almost no grip at all, otherwise they may tear up the green and ruin the playfield.
It is more important for lawn bowls shoes to be comfortable to the wearer and flexible so you can play without hindrance and pain. While it may not seem like it, bowlers walk a reasonable distance while playing. Not wearing shoes that fully support your feet can lead to injury, especially in your arches. The soles need to be flexible, as those that are too stiff can hinder your play which could cost you a match. Other than the bowls you use, your shoes are the most important piece of equipment for the bowls player.
What shoes do you wear for lawn bowls?
Lawn bowls shoes need to be at a certain standard and this is because the grass you play on can be delicate. The shoes that are worn during play need to not damage the grass in any way. Damaged grass can easily deflect the bowls and alter their trajectory.
Usually, bowls clubs will have certain requirements on the shoes that are approved for play. However, for most greens having a pair of shoes with limited tread will suffice and be acceptable. You can buy specifically made lawn bowls shoes from Asics, these have a lower density outsole that will protect the grass you play on and offer excellent comfort for those long matches.
If you have a pair of shoes that you’d like to play lawn bowls in, you may need to have the soles replaced to some that are acceptable for play. Common shoes that may be acceptable for play include standard tennis shoes and netball shoes, these have a reduced amount of tread but as always it’s best to check with your club. Shoes to avoid include most running shoes and trail running shoes, as these have tread that can potentially damage the lawn bowls surface green.
Where to buy lawn bowls shoes?
If you’re looking for specifically designed lawn bowls shoes, then you can buy them from Sportitude. We have a collection of Asics shoes that are suitable for use while playing lawn bowls. You can also look through our all sports shoes to find something that your club deems as okay for use on the green. Many clubs will have a list of acceptable shoes and with our search function, you can find these quickly and easily.
Online shopping is often the cheapest and most convenient way to buy shoes. We can stock many more pairs of shoes than you’d find in a standard retail environment. While the number of shoes may seem daunting at first, when you use the filter functions on our website, you can turn the hundreds of shoes available down to just a handful that fit your specific requirements. You can filter by sport, size, brand, or even colour. After you have found the style and fit of shoes you like, then you can look further into the details of the shoes, and read reviews left by others.
With online shopping, you can choose when and where you’d like to shop. Sportitude is open 24 hours and you can get your new shoes shipped to any location in Australia. Postage is free for orders over $100 ($7.95 for orders under $100). You can always add in some socks from our sports clothing section if you need to get over the mark and save on shipping costs! All orders from our store come with our 30-day returns policy, so if the shoes are not exactly what you were hoping for you can contact our customer service team and arrange for a return.
Are lawn bowl shoes worth it?
Lawn bowls shoes have been made with the specific requirements and to support the needs of players. You can take advantage of the technology inside these shoes to become a more relaxed and better player. Many other shoes such as men’s running shoes and women’s running shoes are designed to keep you moving and may not be that suitable for the slower playing pace of lawn bowls. Often the soles on these shoes are too rough for the playing surface, and therefore cannot be worn during play.
As many people like to review the products they try, it can be easy to find out if the shoes you're thinking of buying are indeed worth it. At Sportitude we regularly have sales on our sports shoes and are often discounting last season's stock when newer models are released each year. While you may not be getting all the new advancements, a pair of shoes from the previous season is still an excellent choice.
Asics makes lawn bowls specific shoes, but you could also take a look at Brooks, Mizuno, Nike, or any of the other brands we stock. Many of these brands produce shoes that can be suitable for playing lawn bowls.