Best Womens Bowling Shoes Review

What is the classic piece of clothing which we think about when we think of a bowler?

Shoes, right? Does that count as clothing or is that more of an accessory? You know what, it does not matter.

The point is that shoes are an important part of a bowler’s kit. If you have the right pair of shoes, you are going to get the best balance between grip and slide, which will translate to a better release of the ball and, in turn, higher scores.

If you decide to go with a regular pair of bowling alley shoes over a professional pair, you are going to knock points off your score. A great bowling ball will create more opportunity for points, and a great pair of shoes will aid you in that.

We have taken a look at some of the best shoes out there and chosen some of our favorites. All of the shoes on this list are going to give you an advantage when you are on the lanes

PS: If you're looking for bowling shoes for men you can find them here.

1

Dexter Women's SST 8 LE Bowling Shoes, White/Red/Black, 9.0

Why we like it:

These are great shoes for any bowler. They will improve the scores of amateurs and professionals alike. Great balance, comfort, and breathability.


Summary:

These are the best bowling shoes which we could find. They may be a little more expensive than some other shoes on the market, but they are worth it.


Let’s start with the soles and work our way up. The soles on the bottom can be switched and changed to match your bowling style. Most shoes try to be a one-size-fits-all (when it comes to performance, not when it comes to the fit) but these shoes allow you to customize your shoes to provide the best fit and performance possible.

They also fit extremely comfortably. The shoes are sleek and elegant, they look stylish, and they offer a lot of comfort and cushioning. The soft leather is breathable, comfortable, and flexible, giving your foot room to move. We like the toe drag protector on the front of the shoe which prevents the sole from peeling through constant use.

These shoes give you excellent grip and some slide. When you come to throw the ball, you will find the combination of the two will bring you balance and improved accuracy. 

Key Features

Red/white/black

Synthetic

Selection of sizes

Soft, full-grain leather

Pros

Sole will not peel

Reinforced stitches protect shoe integrity

For right or left handed bowlers

Protective bag included

Interchangeable sole

Cons

Expensive

2

Dexter Womens Vicky Bowling Shoes - B(M) US, Silver/Grey/Purple, 8.5

Why we like it:

They are an affordable option which will give great support and grip to the majority of bowlers out there. A good all-round shoe.


Summary:

These shoes look exactly like a pair of sneakers and fit with just as much comfort. The tongue and collar are cushioned for added comfort, especially when the laces are pulled tight for a snug fit. The laces are also adjustable so you can find that perfect fit.


You will also see that the footbed is cushioned to support high arches or flat feet. The uppers feature mesh panels which will allow the air to circulate, keeping your feet fresh and removing any moisture in there. This will help you to avoid blisters and abrasions.

We like how these shoes look. They have a modern yet retro look. They will match any outfit while still giving you superior performance. 

Key Features

Silver/grey/purple

Synthetic

Choice of size

Mesh surround

Cushioned footbed

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Pros

Great support for arches

Comfortable, breathable and cushioned

Outsole does not mark

Adjustable laces for added comfort

For left and right handed bowlers

Cons

No slide

Can fit small

3

Storm Istas Bowling Shoes, Multicolor

Why we like it:

We like the loo​k of these shoes. If you want something different, then go for these shoes. They also allow for more slide, so, if that is what you are looking for, then you have found it.


Summary:

If you like unique looking shoes, then you should buy a pair of these. These shoes are unlike any other pair we have seen. We love the multicolored look which will bring some style and panache to the bowling alley. These shoes look so good that you may want a second pair to wear when you are not bowling.

Often a focus on design means you lose something in the performance. This is not so with these shoes. They are comfortable and easy to use, though you may need to get used to the slide. They feature more slide than the average bowling shoe but a few games with them, and you will not even notice. 

Key Features

Variety of sizes

Multicolor

Molded footbed

Lightweight

Non-marking sole

Pros

Breathable fabric keeps feet cool

Lightweight shoe improves performance

Shoes will not mark alley lanes

Stylish and unique

Cons

Only comes in one color

More slide than other shoes

4

Dexter Comfort Canvas Series Womens Kerrie Bowling Shoes

Why we like it:

These are great for amateur or intermediate bowlers. They do not have as much punch as some more professional shoes, but they will get the job done and at an affordable price.


Summary:

These Dexter Kerrie shoes offer a lot of breathability. The textile material allows the air to circulate and the moisture to be wicked away. The result is dry feet even after hours of play (and it's a lot nicer to put dry bowling shoes in your bowling bag...)


The padded insole, collar, and tongue also mean that you have a comfortable fit. The shoes will fit a little stiffly when you first put them on, but a few games of bowling will soon soften then out and have them conform to your feet.

We like the stylish look of these shoes which take you away from the sneaker or classic bowling shoe look. They are bowling shoes which do not look like bowling shoes. 

Key Features

Grey twill

Variety of sizes

Textile

Microfiber outsoles

Molded footbed

Pros

Breathable for cool feet

Cushioned tongue and collar for comfort

Non-marking sole

Sturdy and durable

Cons

Can lack padding

5

Dexter Dani Bowling Shoes, Black/Turquoise, 7.5

Why we like it:

This is an excellent pair of starter shoes for a beginner bowler. They give you a great balance between grip and slide.


Summary:

The microfiber insoles will help to deal with any moisture (and, let’s face it, smell) which may accumulate in the shoe, inhibiting the growth of bacteria. The mesh lining will also help the air to circulate, helping the moisture to be wicked away and the interior of the shoe to be cooled.

We like the look of these shoes. The matte black is complemented by the bright turquoise to bring professionalisms and fun together — a well-made pair of shoes. 

Key Features

Black/turquoise

Choice of sizes

Synthetic

Non-marking sole

Microfiber insoles

Fabric lined collar and tongue

Pros

Great grip on the lanes

Comfortable

Durable and high-quality

Affordable

Mesh fabric lining adds to breathability

Cons

Not great for professionals

Only one color

6

BSI Women's Classic  Bowling Shoe, Black/Blue, 6

Why we like it:

A great pair of shoes for beginners or for professionals to pack in their kit bag as a spare pair. For the price, you will be hard pressed to find a better performing pair.


Summary:

We like the look of these shoes. They have a retro feel of the classic bowling alley shoes while being brought into the present day. The durable material is going to hold up well under pressure, and the stitching ensures that the shoes are not going to fall apart through repeated use.


One thing which we like about these shoes is the amount of room you get in the toe. You get space so that your toes are not cramped, but that does not cause your foot to slide or slip.

These shoes are affordable with a performance that's better than what you pay — a shoe which will give you great balance and improved scores

Key Features

Two color choices

Selection of sizes

Leather uppers

Padded tongue and collar

Sliding sole

Pros

The sliding sole gives good slide for those who like it

Reinforced stitching makes a durable shoe

Classic bowling shoe design

Affordable

Sturdy

Cons

Not a lot of arch support

7

Brunswick Women's Silk Bowling Shoes (Black, 11)

Why we like it:

We like how comfortable these shoes are. They are great for beginners, and you will not have to shell out a lot of money to get them.


Summary:

You do not have to wear these shoes too many times before they pay for themselves when it comes to comparing them against rentals. The microfiber slide pad on both feet is a nice touch for those who like more slide.


When we put these shoes on, we loved how the padded collar and tongue felt. The EVA midsole also added to that comfort.

If you are looking for a shoe with more slide, then look no further. 

Key Features

Black or white

Multiple sizes

Soft upper

Lined and padded tongue

Non-marking soles

Pros

Affordable

Elevates performance

Breathable for hours of comfort

Supportive for feet which have problems

Cons

Can fit bigger

About the Author Steven

I've always loved to bowl, I've always loved to play (and watch) darts, I love picking up a ping pong paddle - I could go on. That's why I've created this site. I'm no professional but a good ol' down to earth guy, that wants to help others pick out the best products (it makes the games so much more fun) and get better at the same time (so you can beat your friends).

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