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#1 HockeyButt

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

Hello,
Playing ball hockey in an ice hockey arena without the ice.
So the floor is very slick. With humidity from nearby pool, dust, sweat, etc
players are constantly sliding around and wiping out.

Some people apply hair spray or pepsi or gatorade to their shoes' soles before
playing to make them a bit sticker and grip the surface better.
Some people recommend indoor soccer shoes with gum rubber soles.
Some people recommend basketball shoes.
Some people recommend court shoes.

So many different opinions!

What do you guys suggest for shoes with the best grip on a slick surface,
but also enough support and cushion for fast running, starts, stops, pivots etc

thanks

#2 datsyuk

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:37 PM

reebok zigtech, really good training shoes with an extremely tacky grip but still allows you to move with agile, also endorsed by crosby hehe

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

I wear either Vibram 5 fingers or New Balance Minimus for all my workouts, daily wear. The grip of the soles is better than any other athletic shoe I have ever used. Went on a 5 mile run on iced over roads this past winter, however not full speed! I trail run in the rain, slippery logs, rocks and such. BUT, if you are used to a lot of support these have none. It would be a recipe for a turned ankle or foot pain to jump right into them.

They both use the same compound vibram sole, so maybe you can find another beefier shoe with the same sole material. I think New Balance makes a road runner with the same sole but beefier padding in the minimus line.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

Your rink manager probably wont like you for this but our lacrosse coach used to dump Coca Cola on the floors of the benches to add stick to the shoes. Other than that, just make sure the bottoms of your shoes are dust free because it's the dust that slides. You'll notice lots of basketball players are constantly wiping the bottoms of their soles with their hands to clear off the fine layer of dust that accumulates.

The cola is more of a short term fix, because, it's stick it'll pick up dust and so if you need for a couple shifts (Power play, overtime etc.) use that method, otherwise keep wiping the bottom of your shoes with your hands or a cloth.

I'd recommend either basketball shoes or court/indoor soccer shoes - those are always what we had the best luck with. The court/soccer shoes have a soft compound sole that should help with grip if you keep it clean.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 05:44 PM

I use indoor soccer shoes. They are very grippy and are made for running in so they have all the support necessary.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

http://www.amazon.co...T/dp/B005APQ14E

Basketball Grip Pads... Will do exactly what you guys are talking about with the cola/sugar without the mess
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 07:09 PM

I wear either Vibram 5 fingers or New Balance Minimus for all my workouts, daily wear. The grip of the soles is better than any other athletic shoe I have ever used. Went on a 5 mile run on iced over roads this past winter, however not full speed! I trail run in the rain, slippery logs, rocks and such. BUT, if you are used to a lot of support these have none. It would be a recipe for a turned ankle or foot pain to jump right into them.

They both use the same compound vibram sole, so maybe you can find another beefier shoe with the same sole material. I think New Balance makes a road runner with the same sole but beefier padding in the minimus line.


You'd be begging for a foot injury if you played hockey in these.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:02 PM

You'd be begging for a foot injury if you played hockey in these.


Which is why I recommended the soles on a more supported shoe that has a toe box

Edited by AlphaSierra, 17 May 2012 - 09:05 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:57 PM

The new crocs golf shoes? They have nubbies on the bottom.
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#10 HockeyButt

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

Hi all,
Thanks for the suggestions.
I like the Slip-Nott idea. If I could get the whole team to invest, that'd be good.

Court shoes or indoor soccer shoes are probably the most practical.
There are so many different models of soccer shoes though, each with a different
sole feel, pattern, texture, softness etc.
I have my eye on these 3 shoes. Based on the appearance of the soles, which would you say
would offer the most grip?

Adidas Absolado:
http://www.paragonsp...s-indoor-womens

Puma King:
http://www.shoebacca...-170120-01.html

Nike Tiempo:
http://store.nike.co...037/pgid-409038

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:49 AM

if you can get a pair of adidas stabils, they are great indoor shoes, used by many floorball players.

#12 MarsB

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

I'd check out 5.10 shoes, their stealth rubber cannot be beat. They started out in climbing shoes, but make runners and trainers w/stealth rubber soles.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:54 AM

+1 for the adidas stabil series. They have excellent grip on any type of court, plus they have the lateral stability of a much heavier tennis shoe. They might be a little tougher to find as i believe they haven't released a new model since the stabil 7. If you can find a pair they would be perfect for what you are looking for.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

For a slick surface, maybe broomball shoes???
I know they are commonly used in boot hockey leagues on outdoor ice.

No idea if they would be good for your surface though.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:55 PM

reebok zigtech, really good training shoes with an extremely tacky grip but still allows you to move with agile, also endorsed by crosby hehe

The grip really isn't very good on these shoes. However I have the first edition of these shoes so I'm sure they've improved the grip on the newer models. The shoes are comfortable as all hell, just very, very slippery

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:48 PM

Zigtechs have little lateral suport. I strained my ankle pretty bad playing tennis. though they are a good running shoe' I wouldnt recommend them for anything other than that.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

nike gato's amazing grip forget the tiempo's. They are fusbal (indoor court soccer shoes) Honestly, why are you playing there? If its wet, its dangerous - there is alot of stop and go in ball hockey, your just asking for an injury.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 05:27 PM

I wear either Vibram 5 fingers or New Balance Minimus for all my workouts, daily wear. The grip of the soles is better than any other athletic shoe I have ever used. Went on a 5 mile run on iced over roads this past winter, however not full speed! I trail run in the rain, slippery logs, rocks and such. BUT, if you are used to a lot of support these have none. It would be a recipe for a turned ankle or foot pain to jump right into them.

They both use the same compound vibram sole, so maybe you can find another beefier shoe with the same sole material. I think New Balance makes a road runner with the same sole but beefier padding in the minimus line.

I am a huge supporter of minimal shoes in running, and currently own a pair of vibrams myself, however would not suggest a minimal shoe for a sport which would have a lot of lateral movements.