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#1 GuyGrim



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:35 PM


I play on a field where we split time between Woodsball and Speedball. what shoes are you folks wearing for these occasions. I tended to where soft cleat shoes that you would typically use for softball or grass surfaced soccer. This works fine for speedball, but I tend to twinst / sprain ankles using them in the woods. You folks have any thoughts on brands or places to buy good shoes? I usually look at Dicks or ANSGear. I am just not sold on anything yet...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Have you tried just a pair of trail running, or cross training shoes? Better arch support, and traction while still providing speed and maneuverability...

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

cleats 24/7. though i did wear vibrams for about a year and i loved em.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:46 PM

I like hiking shoes the have good traction an ankle support. But the are a little heavy so I would say football I like the traction and ankle support for speedball.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

Cleats for sure!

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:09 PM

I've been wearing cleats made for indoor soccer/turf with small rubber spikes. I almost only play speedball though, they may not be the best for woods.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

I wear Adidas GSG 9.2 Combat Boots. I am and will forever be a huge proponent of these boots. They have the deep grip I need for climbing hills and getting a grip into turf to start a run, but have flexibility support and comfort of a cross trainer or a high top basketball sneaker. These boots are literally my favorite footwear, and I wish I could wear a pair to work every day. I plan to buy a brand new pair before LL6.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

I use cleats for everthing, Exalt Cleats to be exact. I love the things to death, and wouldn't trade them for any other cleat/shoe.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:43 AM

soccer or football cleats for something cheap and dirty

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:21 PM

I wear my vibrams because I'm already used to running in them. I'm probably going to get soft cleats for airball but yeah, my vibrams are great.. Unless there's mud, then life sucks.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:23 PM

Currently, I use the standard Army Boots. I do plan to pick up a pair of cleats for sup-air

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

I got a pair of these years and years ago...


They still look great (the hard rubber toe guard has been a lifesaver, keeping them looking new even when crawling around.) And I can walk through the creeks on my property and my feet stay warm and dry. Single best paintball purchase I ever made. Never twisted an ankle, or had to worry about my feet when playing.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Currently, I use the standard Army Boots. I do plan to pick up a pair of cleats for sup-air

The Army doesn't even use the standard Army boots, and they're free, why have you spent money on them?

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:32 PM

Original Swat boots and Football cleats

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:27 AM

If I'm on a field where there's not a big tripping hazard and what-not, I'll wear Converse.
If there are hazards, I'll wear my old work-boots that are deemed "unservicable" for the flightline (Exposed metal in the steel toe).
I had a pair of cleats that I used for a couple games in the past, but I ended up losing them during a move and honestly haven't missed them enough to buy a new pair. What I use now is good enough for me.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:26 PM

Vibram Five Finger Treks. But I am interested in trying a pair of Spyridon's.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:37 AM


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

I'm a big fan of of cleats but if I know i'm going to play a lot of woods ball I will wear ankle braces. They fit fine in my cleats. I would also recommend wearing cleats that would cover your ankles and make sure they have a tight fit.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

I play nothing but woodsball, and I usually wear a pair of trail running shoes or my reebok high-tops.
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