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Old Apr 02, 2014, 09:47 AM
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Shoes For Wet Grass

What kind of shoes are you using to chuck a DLG on a wet grass field?

The field I visit before work is always sopping wet - in Arizona, no less - and I've had some entertaining moments on muddy sod farms.

Cleats seem like a good choice, but what about the knees?

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 09:55 AM
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I tried that solution. I got some soccer shoes and modified the cleats so the shoe could pivot more easily. It still bothered my knees. Honestly, the best I've been able to do in soggy conditions is barefoot.

I'm a weak thrower though, at least for the last several years. No practice and little exercise... YMMV.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 10:06 AM
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What kind of shoes are you using to chuck a DLG on a wet grass field?

The field I visit before work is always sopping wet - in Arizona, no less - and I've had some entertaining moments on muddy sod farms.

Cleats seem like a good choice, but what about the knees?

For me, if the Grass/Mud-Dirt is really slick, only then do I go to my cleated, water resistant, hiking shoes. Under those conditions, the cleats always seem to spin ok with no knee problems.

I will be going to the Cleated shoes earlier from now on, after falling on my face the other day while launching, with the Transmitter bouncing out of my hand, knocking my thumb out of joint. I crawled on all fours, Thumb slipped back in the joint, finally grabbed my transmitter, pulled full up and full flaps. DLG saved by a few feet from going straight in. Black and blue thumb/hand but was able to continue flying all that day. Bad genes, my thumbs are prone to go out of joint every couple of years.

walt

PS my everyday and flying shoes are made by "SIMPLE " (brand) "OS sneakers" . they are flat rubber bottoms, leather tops, with metal eyelets,and with shallow groves on the bottom. They last a long time. They are very good quality, somewhat expensive and hard to find unless you live out west. I only buy them when I can get a good sale price @ less than $60. Been wearing them for around 20 years , yes I've gone thru quite a few.

Oh ! I just remembered that if you wear them in the rain, your feet my be the same as the shoe color for a few days. No extra charge.

And for you West Coast guys, they also make similar shoes from Hemp.

BTW If you go hiking in these shoes, be careful of Pine Straw on hillsides as they turn into Snowboards. Can you say : "Oh Sh-" . There's nothing pretty or very funny , to me, seeing a 73 year old doing a split heading downhill at speed.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 10:21 AM
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This year I have been flying before work. On snowy fields or damp fields I find a new pair of hiking boots works for me.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 10:40 AM
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I used the Merrell trail shoes for the past few years and they worked great. A little slippery on wet grass and loose gravel. I could use a little more bite.
I just got Salomon Speedcross and I LOVE THEM. I've tried them on loose gravel, dirt fields, wet morning grass, dry grass, etc and the grip feels just right. REALLY BAD on pavement tho.
I will be getting another pair. Love the available colors, too. ;-)

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:06 AM
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I just got Salomon Speedcross and I LOVE THEM. I've tried them on loose gravel, dirt fields, wet morning grass, dry grass, etc and the grip feels just right. REALLY BAD on pavement tho. I will be getting another pair. Love the available colors, too. ;-) Jun
Jun,

I'm also looking for a new trail running shoe, so the Salomon could be a perfect match.

It looks like a good for for AZ trails with lots of loose rock, and the cleats should work well in wet grass.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:07 AM
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Hikingshoes is the best bid, not too hard to the knees.
Can be bought with Gore-tex and your feed will love them. have a look at KEEN, they' ll last for some years, others may crack in the soles.
Also Speedcroos is a good one.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:35 AM
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waterproof trail shoes.
wool socks (or a second pair of cotton for when I am finished)
I always bring my sneakers for when things dry up. I find my trail shoes to be heavier and stiffer so I want to get out of them when I can to prevent blisters.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:44 AM
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Knee - high rubber boots. Clunky, yes. Effective, very. My preference is a pair of LaCrosse 800 gram Thinsulate boots that are primarily for hunting. They came in quite handy this weekend in the soup at the DESS ALES contest. I also use these for DLG, yes, they do hamper a little bit, but they also keep my feet bone dry and toasty warm.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:49 AM
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Merrell !!!
Hiking shoes have the best greep. Small "cleats". Waterproof if you have to.
Merrell "Intercept" is my choice.
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 11:50 AM
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Come-on now Kyle,
April Fools Day is over.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 01:13 PM
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I like a good pair of hiking boots for wet grass.
I followed Kyle Clayton's example and purchased a pair of rubber hunting boots for mud and rainy days. Very useful in high wet grass and muddy fields.

For regular days I like New Balance all terrain shoes.

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Old Apr 02, 2014, 01:37 PM
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Yes.....................if the grass is wet...................don't throw...lol!!!!!!!!!! Stay Cool!!
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Yes.....................if the grass is wet...................don't throw...lol!!!!!!!!!! Stay Cool!!
SO there goes morning through May and late fall!!

Naw, I would rather throw and fly....
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Old Apr 02, 2014, 02:17 PM
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sneaker style golf shoes with soft cleats. most brands have waterproof options - I have some that are light, flexible and waterproof

pic from a year or so ago
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