How to Make My Bowling Shoes Slide More

Mid section view of a mid adult man holding a bowling ball in a bowling alley

In bowling, there's nothing like achieving the balance of a strike ball delivery while sliding elegantly to the foul line. You don't even need to watch the ball. You turn around, strut to the scorer's table and listen for the crash of the pins. But none of this can be accomplished without the proper shoe slide, which you can control.

Powder, Steel Brush and Tight Laces

New bowling shoes may feel stiff and sticky, so break them in by wearing them around the house. If your shoes aren't sliding at the lanes as much as you'd like, apply a touch of sliding powder to the heal. Walk around after that application and take some mini practice runs to test the slipperiness.

Use a steel brush to increase your slide. Sweeping the brush from heel to toe will create more slide. Tightening the lacing of your sliding shoe also could help you to slide farther. Avoid walking on carpeted snack or bar areas. Stepping in a wet or sticky substance will hinder your ability to make that pretty strike-ball slide.