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Old 08-15-2019, 8:33 PM
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Anyone remember the Jordan Nike commercials?

What shoes you guys wearing for USPSA?

I thought of football cleats. Good on the hard dirt we have up here in the Valley but horrible on any wood planks or other similar surface. Also, molded cleats are not the most comfortable shoes.

Tried trail running shoes. Much more comfortable but not the best traction when bursting out, pivoting or coming to a stop.

Used some hiking shoes. OK traction but way too heavy.

A friend, who is also my USPSA sensei and an amazing salsa dancer, suggested I try turf cleats. After a lot of searching online, I found these.


They're baseball turf cleats. Have read numerous reviews online that say they get really good traction on a hard dirt infield. I've worn them around the house and they're super comfy and great traction on all surfaces. Tested them a bit in the backyard and they seem to get good traction on decomposed granite.

Curious to see how they perform at my next match.

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Old 08-15-2019, 9:16 PM
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I use Salomon Speedcross 4...
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Old 08-15-2019, 9:34 PM
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I use Salomon Speedcross 4...
I was using a similar trail runner made my La Sportiva. I still found myself sliding around at times.

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i use the mt610 shoe from new balance.

guess now it is called the T610v5 at least according to zappos.

good all around traction. but it will still sip under certain conditions though. i don't think any shoe will be slip-free on the range.
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When I first started I used trail runners (Salomon). But those wore out pretty quickly as they weren't dedicated to just USPSA.

I decided to get a dedicated pair of cleats: alpha sharks. Good traction (I guess. I mean, I haven't slipped on hard exits or rounding corners) on hard packed dirt, soft dirt/mud, and gravel. Can't really comment on grass/turf. The few times that I was on wooden planks or walkways were okay from what I remember--even after a little bit of rain.

They're not the most comfortable out of the box, so I threw in a pair of gel insoles and that helped. They also don't breathe well. I thought about punching a couple of holes on the side (during Golden Bullet 2018 and Top Gun Championship 2019, but they're ready for retirement.

Which means I'm in the market for new cleats. I'll definitely check these out.
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Old 08-16-2019, 7:17 AM
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I use Salomon Speedcross 4...
Same, one of the few that have a real wide option

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I was using a similar trail runner made my La Sportiva. I still found myself sliding around at times.
No shoe will be perfect for every surface. Overall performance across the majority of surfaces I have encountered has been best with the trail runner style.
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Anyone remember the Jordan Nike commercials?

What shoes you guys wearing for USPSA?

I thought of football cleats. Good on the hard dirt we have up here in the Valley but horrible on any wood planks or other similar surface. Also, molded cleats are not the most comfortable shoes.

Tried trail running shoes. Much more comfortable but not the best traction when bursting out, pivoting or coming to a stop.

Used some hiking shoes. OK traction but way too heavy.

A friend, who is also my USPSA sensei and an amazing salsa dancer, suggested I try turf cleats. After a lot of searching online, I found these.


They're baseball turf cleats. Have read numerous reviews online that say they get really good traction on a hard dirt infield. I've worn them around the house and they're super comfy and great traction on all surfaces. Tested them a bit in the backyard and they seem to get good traction on decomposed granite.

Curious to see how they perform at my next match.

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Do you know if they have a high top option? I usually need the ankle support.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:25 AM
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Do you know if they have a high top option? I usually need the ankle support.
I think they do make one but I couldn't find my size. The sole is identical but the upper is styled differently. I also think the high top version is made for football. Doesn't matter, just mention it if you search for it. I found them by searching on turf cleats.

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INOV-8 200 Some of the best traction out there...light and soft as well
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Nike corporate sucks. Buy another brand.
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I wear Salomon Men's Xa Pro 3D GTX Trail Runner (has ankle support) locally and Inov-8 Mudclaw out of state on slick conditions on grass.
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Anyone remember the Jordan Nike commercials?

What shoes you guys wearing for USPSA?

I thought of football cleats. Good on the hard dirt we have up here in the Valley but horrible on any wood planks or other similar surface. Also, molded cleats are not the most comfortable shoes.

Tried trail running shoes. Much more comfortable but not the best traction when bursting out, pivoting or coming to a stop.

Used some hiking shoes. OK traction but way too heavy.

A friend, who is also my USPSA sensei and an amazing salsa dancer, suggested I try turf cleats. After a lot of searching online, I found these.


They're baseball turf cleats. Have read numerous reviews online that say they get really good traction on a hard dirt infield. I've worn them around the house and they're super comfy and great traction on all surfaces. Tested them a bit in the backyard and they seem to get good traction on decomposed granite.

Curious to see how they perform at my next match.

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Shame on you for supporting Nike....
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What’s the drag rating on those shoes? Is it low?
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What’s the drag rating on those shoes? Is it low?
Jail bait splits all day wearing these shoes!



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Have you had them on fault lines yet? They stick or slide?
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Have you had them on fault lines yet? They stick or slide?
That's what I like about them. They give good traction on the dirt we see at most of the ranges here in California but also stick to fault lines or when you have to stand or walk on wood planks and other surfaces. Where cleats and other shoes get really sketchy.

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sjw nike's are overpriced, check out boombah

https://www.boombah.com/

my son used these for travel baseball, outgrew them well before they wore out
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my son used these for travel baseball, outgrew them well before they wore out
I have the Boombahs too. They work well too. However, they're not as comfortable as the Nike. The Boombahs run a bit narrow. I don't have wide feet. I imagine those that do won't be able to wear them.

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how long until those orange tabs just break or tear off? I think the gravel or rocks are a little more abrasive than the dirt on a ball field. You will have to do a gear update after a few matches.

BTW, if you make M while wearing them, I am in for sure..
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how long until those orange tabs just break or tear off? I think the gravel or rocks are a little more abrasive than the dirt on a ball field. You will have to do a gear update after a few matches.

BTW, if you make M while wearing them, I am in for sure..
This is an old post. I've worn them for almost a year and half. Shooting 2 matches a month in that time, even during Covid. I have lost a couple of nubs but most are still intact. I will post a pic in a couple of days when I'm home.

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This is an old post. I've worn them for almost a year and half. Shooting 2 matches a month in that time, even during Covid. I have lost a couple of nubs but most are still intact. I will post a pic in a couple of days when I'm home.

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I am hoping to make it down your way this year and shoot a match. My wife's family is in Ventura so if we make a trip I can bring my stuff.
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I am hoping to make it down your way this year and shoot a match. My wife's family is in Ventura so if we make a trip I can bring my stuff.
Cool. Let me know. Are you shooting the Road Runner match out in Fresno in March?

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Cool. Let me know. Are you shooting the Road Runner match out in Fresno in March?

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Yep, I am shooting all day Friday. You?

Are you coming up for Golden Bullet? Again, shooting all day Friday but working staff on Sat/Sun
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Yep, I am shooting all day Friday. You?



Are you coming up for Golden Bullet? Again, shooting all day Friday but working staff on Sat/Sun
No Golden Bullet for me. I'm shooting Saturday and Sunday at Road Runner. Shooting CO now. Excited.

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^Nice! I'll be at be at both. I'm shooting the cowboy range Saturday and then the upper range on Sunday. See y'all there.
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Solomon Speedcross 3s. They only last like a season, but they're like suction cups on your feet.

I also used the Solomon Fellraiser for about 2 years, and the harder rubber certainly last longer, but they're not as grippy.
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