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Shoes For Onstage ... Reason ... Musical Genre

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mrjim123, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    There are a few shoe threads in the Miscellaneous forum, but I'd like to expand on the theme a little; so:

    1. What shoes do you wear onstage? Include photo(s) if you can.

    2. Why did you choose this/these shoe(s)? Comfort? Looks?

    3. What genre(s) of music do you play?

    Personally, I wear white tennis shoes or something casual. They have to be relatively new and clean. I choose shoes for looks because my feet (knock on wood) never get sore or tired. I play rock, country, R&B and have played polka and ethnic music.
  2. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    Black Blundstones. They go with anything and are super comfortable. Chisel toe model is extra stylish!
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  3. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Black wing tips. Any genre.
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  4. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    "Chisel toe"? Could that be used in self defense?
  5. mrjim123

    mrjim123 Supporting Member

    May 17, 2008
    That you, Dan (Akroyd)?
    Big Shrek, gebass6, MattZilla and 8 others like this.
  6. wraub


    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    previated devert
    Black t shirt, mil-spec camo pants, older-than-old-skool Nike hi-tops (2 tone grey/blue).

    Reason: comfort/traction

    Music style(s): Rock, funk, r&b/groove
  7. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Depends on what color my cargo shorts will be for that evening. :eek:
    Rich Fiscus, kobass, 4001 and 31 others like this.
  8. I wear these in a Dead tribute band... Super comfortable and stylistically appropriate.

  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    ASOS Chelsea Boots. Go with anything I wear. Look classy. And I get compliments from the ladies about them.

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  10. callofcthulhu


    Oct 16, 2012
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  11. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
  12. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011

    I usually wear a pair of black Justin Ropers.

    They are cheap and work regardless of whether I am wearing jeans or a tux. Not so great with cargo shorts though ;). They have a walking heal so they are relatively comfortable. I also wear them when them to ride motorcycles.

    I play mostly jazz and cover music ranging from funk to rock to country.
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  13. wmhill


    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    I love my Doc martens. Comphy, sturdy, long-lasting and pretty good grip on a slippery stage. These have played from top 40, modern "Nu Metal" oldies, and now yacht rock.
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2019
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  14. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    These Merrells are the most comfortable casual shoes I've ever owned. Not flashy obviously, but go great with jeans and a dress shirt. Classic rock bar band.

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  15. tekhedd

    tekhedd Tone chaser Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Colorado, USA
    Owner/operator of BYTE HEAVEN
    Well, if the gig is longer than just one set, it's always:

    Skechers for Work Men's Felton Slip Resistant Relaxed-Fit Work Shoe


    OSHA requirements describe all the qualities you need in a shoe designed to survive a gig environment: waterproof, nonslip, shock hazard protection, memory foam insole, not too much arch support. The only drawback is they don't breathe, and wear out fairly quickly. I'm into my second pair now.
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  16. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Either Chuck T's or Bullboxer boots, depending on the gig. Music is Americana.
    DonaldR, br1qbat, MYLOWFREQ and 5 others like this.
  17. Rob Nelson

    Rob Nelson Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2018
    This. As well as the complementary one on my left foot. The “Pro” model with the thicker inserts because I’m not a yung’n and neither are my knees. I bounce and lunge a lot when we play, and need something semi-grippy. Never shorts, cargo or otherwise. Blinding white chicken stems ain’t appealing to anyone.

    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
  18. Kro

    Kro Supporting Member

    May 7, 2003
    New Jersey
    At the moment, these are my go-to. IMO a good alternate to Chucks and Old Skools.


    I wear them primarily for looks, but they're pretty comfy as well. Music is rock.
    6Bass101, Element Zero, 707GK and 4 others like this.
  19. +1 to Blunnies. Puma suedes in summertime. Music is jazz/blues
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  20. I wear converse all stars, AKA "Chucks"
    I have a bunch of different colors.
    I have to also let you know when Im not on stage my shoe of choice is
    also Converse All Stars.

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