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Shoes for onstage?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Bassistcali, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    What shoes do you think is best for onstage?
  2. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Intergalactic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon sofware
    Depends on the band and the gig/venue.
  3. Seryna


    Mar 14, 2014
    I go Nike SB dunk lows.
  4. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
  5. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    There is only one answer:

  7. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Anything black.
  8. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    I usually go for a blend look...basketball shoes usually comfortable and can jump and move around
  9. I'm 6'5", 248lbs., and I like clogging while I play. So I sport those wooden thingies from Holland.


  10. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Should go with the overall look of the band. If you're a jeans-and-t-shirt band, wear sneakers. Otherwise, yeah, cowboy boots are excellent for almost anything. I prefer to wear something that's more pointed at the toe, because I get sloppy with my pedalboard with a round toe.
  11. Just looking at the title, I'd have to go with: yes.
  12. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    I used to work with a singer that would always take his shoes off, when he got on stage, and would do the whole gig in his socks!
  13. sketch


    Oct 16, 2013
    Tacoma, WA, USA
    Black. Converse chuck Taylor's for most gigs for me. Adidas samba or similar vintage shoe are also classy. Black leather dress shoes on the big money cover and gigs.
  14. Bigmuffdiver


    Mar 28, 2014
    Any narrow shoes for my big feet... don't wanna switch on two pedals at teh same time (when it ain't needed)
  15. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Black leather Chuck T's.
  16. basslayer


    Jan 3, 2008
    Tyler, TX
    I wear boots because my boots don't use laces and I don't do laces on stage if I can help it.
  17. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    Ah, like Sandie Shaw but without the conviction.
  18. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Sneakers for casual, Rockport oxfords or wingtips for formal. The Rockports are the most comfortable dress shoe.
  19. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    ...and the Rockport ProWalkers are the most comfortable casual shoe. I have to find a new source as JC Penney quit carrying them. A big thumbs-down to Chuck Taylors as they provide no arch support which is necessary for guys like me who've suffered with plantar fasciitis.

  20. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I can't tell you how many times I have heard a hot chick say "I was totally going to do the bass player until I got a look at his shoes".