Monday, December 9, 2013

Are There Any Bowlers in the House?

Disclosure: We were sent a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and our own.


My husband is one of those guys who is good at sports.  He's a sports' nut from way back in the day (long before he met me), and earned a scholarship to college from his baseball playing (though he didn't end up using it).  He's not overt about his talents either...in fact, he's one of the most quiet guys you'll ever meet. It is a strict contrast to the rest of us in the family who talk smack to one another but are only average with our sports.

He got these excellent bowling shoes
from BowlingShoes.com
He likes loves football, baseball, hockey, basketball, golf, bowling, you name it. Even at our age, and we are definitely no longer Spring Chickens, I've seen him throw from right field to home plate without batting an eye; turn in a golf score that would make a semi-professional nervous; and bowl an almost perfect game. Bowling, in fact, is something his whole side of the family is good at, and that's fine by us because it's is a fun activity we all do.


Very recently we were sent a pair of Elite Atlas Bowling Shoes from BowlingShoes.com, so we headed to town to give them a whirl at the bowling alley.

Source

Know too, as you continue reading, that BowlingShoes.com has a large collection of shoes, so if you are not fond of these (gasp!) :) there are bound to be shoes you do like on the website.


I like the Elite Atlas bowling shoes because they look like running shoes.  Hubby liked them because they felt good.  In fact, he said they were way more comfortable than his other bowling shoes...shoes he's had at least ten years! He was delighted to get a new pair, and now he wants to get the same pair for his dad for Christmas. I think that's a great idea (pretty sure it's been awhile since his dad got new ones too).














We had a lot of fun, though hubby's screen often said 'strike' or 'Great Shot' and ours did not (the screen must have been broken when it was our turn, hehehe!). He smoked us, but that's okay, we had a lot of fun. We always do when we're out bowling.

Elite Atlas White/Blue Bowling Shoes for Men
On Sale right now for $29.99 at BowlingShoes.com

If you're still out and about shopping, and there's a bowler on your list, I highly recommend purchasing bowling shoes from BowlingShoes.com.  My husband's not big on compliments unless he really means them, and he gave these shoes more than one.  That's a big deal in our house.

These are great too if you bowl, but usually rent your own shoes.  If you're grown, your feet are not going to grow and bowling shoes last a really long time. It's worth the investment to get your very own pair! My husband has his own shoes, ball, and ball shiner, ahhhahahahaahaa, which makes me laugh, but that's totally besides the point.  If you saw the final scores of the games we played, you'd know he's laughing all the way to victory lane, so maybe I could learn a thing or two from his insistence of owning his own bowling items. ;)

You can learn more about BowlingShoes.com and all of the great shoes they offer, by visiting their website.

54 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My boys love bowling, but I almost never bowl with them because those rental shoes skeeve me out. Ick. Those shoes your hubby got look awesome!

Julie Maloney said...

I haven't been bowling in forever but my kids just went the other day and they loved it. Maybe if I had my own shoes I'd go!

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

That is my beef about bowling. I can never find comfortable bowling shoes. Those shoes also look very stylish.

alissa apel said...

That's a great review. I do enjoy going bowling. My brother-in-law was a major bowler. I had to laugh when we went as a family. I won. I kind of felt bad that I did. The poor guy hasn't been able to bowl much since they had Emerson.

alissa apel said...

Question: Is bowling a game, or a sport to you?

mail4rosey said...

LOL I've seen them go back on the shelf w/o being sprayed. That's all I've got to say about that! :)

mail4rosey said...

Kids do love to bowl! They don't care if they're any bit of good or not either, they just like it. :)

mail4rosey said...

He said they were the most comfortable bowling shoes he's ever worn, Terry. No joke. He's not one to say stuff like that, so when he does, I listen to him. :)

mail4rosey said...

No way you should feel bad for your victory, high five to you! :) :) :)

mail4rosey said...

Ah, the age old question. :) I know there are many who would argue, but I qualify it (and golf too) as a recreational sport.

Rea T said...

oh my gosh, this reminds me i haven't played bowling in forever rosey♥
might try one of these days with the kids...

Theresa said...

Please send your hubby here! I love to bowl, but nobody ever wants to go with me. Sure, the kids love it, but I want to bowl against someone that actually challenges me in the game hahaha! The shoes are much more stylish than the ones you can rent, that's for sure!

Ashley Gill said...

I love bowling!! I haven't been in about a year, and need to find an alley where we live now that is great! I come from a long line of league bowlers, but I am not so good. My family is just like how your husband acted!

Elise said...

My dad would love these. He's recently gotten back in to bowling and often talks about his great bowling shoes from way back when, and how he hates the rental shoes.

MikiHope said...

I used to belong to bowling leagues and actually used to go bowling with my Dad when I was young. I no longer can bowl due to a bum ankle and now arm (of course the one I would throw the ball with)-I would have loved to have had a pair of these shoes back then and will check out to see what other shoes they have.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I hate them broken screens, they seem to break on me too ;)

Anonymous said...

I love to bowl, I always bowl with the kids though so I have an excuse for bumpers. Finding good shoes is hard if you rent them, I prefer owning my own.

Pam said...

That is one reason I never liked to bowl--having to rent shoes. It kind of grosses me out.

Karen Hewitt said...

These look great, if only they could help me actually be able to bowl. I'm the one that gets strikes on someone elses lane and have even managed to throw the ball behind me

Maria said...

We are not very good but love to bowl as a family. I love the review. I know what to look for next time I go bowling.

Brian Miller said...

oh i have fad fun at the bowling alley...dont let that fool you, i am no good...but i've had fun....midnite bowling with glow in the dark balls, now that is fun...smiles.

Binky said...

I have never been bowling in my entire life! Unless you count those little plastic toy sets.

Anita Breeze said...

I love bowling and never get to go enough! And when I do go, I have to rent those very ugly bowling shoes! And who knows whose feet has been in there! This is a great gift idea for bowlers.

Mommy 2 J.A.M. said...

I was never into bowling however my boys are they love it. They can't get enough of bowling and always want me to take them. I guess I need to start investing in some good shoes now. HA

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I actually took a bowling class for two years in high school and I know that all of the serious bowlers would love these items.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Wow. I used to play bowling with my bf and family. Brings back memories, hehehe

Katherine Bartlett said...

I love bowling! I might just take my family today!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I took bowling one semester in college. It's so fun :-) Those shoes are way better than the old grundgy ones you get at the alleys.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

I wish it was that simple. My husband is a bowler so much so that he if he's flying home he will ship his bowling balls ahead of time - just like men travel with golf clubs. He is picky about his gear - I could never buy it. I have tried and been asked, "Do you still have the receipt?"

The Artful Diva said...

The last time I went bowling it was with my daughter and granddaughters - about 3 or 4 years ago. We had a blast!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those look infinitely more comfortable than the hard saddle shoes they often provide you at the lanes. Maybe it would help me bowl better.... lol

Carla said...

I'm a terrible bowler, but I'll admit that it probably at least partly stems from the fact that I don't really try. Elliott really likes to bowl, so we usually go quite a bit during the winter, when it's too cold to do anything outside. We take one or two of his friends with us about half the time, and even they comment about how the can score at least almost as good as me even though they are only seven. Haha.

Karen Glatt said...

I have not bowled in years, but these bowling shoes for only $29.99 are such a nice pair for hardly any money. Bowling is a lot of fun, and I need to go again! I would like to take my sister with me!

Healy Harpster said...

It is always nice to wear something comfortable when doing sports. The shoes really looks comfortable.

Kristi Maloney said...

The kids go bowling often. We have an alley that hosts birthday parties. They enjoy it. That's a nice pair of bowling shoes....will give your hubs an advantage....as if he needed one! lol :)

tony greene said...

These are definitely not your granddad's bowling shoes. Very comfortable looking.

Pat Hatt said...

Used to be pretty good at bowling, who knows now. Look like way better shoes though

Our Neck of the Woods said...

As someone who is horrible at sports, I envy your husband's abilities! I'm not good at bowling either, but it's a lot of fun! How awesome that he got to wear some good bowling shoes. The ones at the bowling alleys are kind of cute in an ugly way, but so many feet have been in them! Haha.

Patricia Woolverton said...

My kids love to bowl and those look like a nice pair of bowling shoes. Your hubby did well!

Faythe M.A said...

It has been ages since I have to a bowling alley. I was a gutter ball queen ;) LOL
It is a fun way to get exercise & just be with friends.
Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

~ Noelle said...

i hate bowling shoes.. because of the ick factor...
lol, i would not mind bowling so much if i owned my own pair ;)

Fan R. said...

I do not go bowling much these day, but I think $29.99 is a very good price for this type of shoes.

Fan R @TeddyOutReady



Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I've honestly never tried bowling before. But if I did, I'd definitely try it with these shoes

Growing Up Madison said...

It sure would be nice to have your very own pair bowling shoes. We usually just rent them when we go to the bowling alley. They're pretty cheap. We don't bowl often enough to own a pair. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...
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Judy Haughton-James said...

Looks like a lot of fun Rosey. I have never played this game but I have always been fascinated by it. Great pair of bowling shoes.

mysweetiepiepie said...

Nice looking pair of bowling shoes :+)

Robyn Good said...

I love bowling, but i'm not very good at it!

Sonya M. Jones said...

Snazzy bowling shoes! They look comfortable. I go bowling with the kids a lot during the summer. We just do it for fun because good bowlers we are not. lol My favorite part is when the turn on disco lights & music at night. I feel like a kid again partying at the club.

Colette S said...

You made me giggle about your broken screen.
I think I shall say that when we go bowling with the hubs too.
They always win :)

Definitely some cool shoes!

mail4rosey said...

i'm glad I'm not the only one in that boat. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I like that too, it's fun. Hubby does not though, so we don't indulge in the disco often. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It's the worst when the kids are better bowlers (NOT that we have that in THIS house...mmhmmm). :)

M Clark said...

I have gone bowling with my friends but I wouldn't call myself a "bowler". I did have a good time that time I went bowling, maybe we should do it again. Love the shoes.