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  1. Registered User

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    Default Prefer drumming barefoot, with socks, or shoes?

    I've always played in my bare feet and it has its downfalls like calluses and dirt but I like the feel of it the best. Even when I play a show I take my shoes off. When I wear socks, they just slip everywhere and shoes, you can't feel much. What do you guys prefer?

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    I play in hiking boots.
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    Shoes or thin slippers. Shoes give me a lot of power and control, it seems, and slippers for at home where shoes are too dirty.The slippers don't have any rubber on them, so they're nice for slide technique
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    I've always played in shoes. I suppose you could get a bit more "feel" from playing barefoot or in socks, but since I'm already used to playing in shoes it's probably what I'll stick with

    I'm not a fan of playing in boots or the like though. They're just too heavy and the added bulk around my already-size-13 foot makes it hard to fit my feet on the pedal boards!
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    I used to prefer playing with just socks because it allowed me to feel what I was doing. But now I really like the extra power I feel I get from wearing shoes.

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    Shoes all the way. Without them it just feels uncomfortable.
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    I've always played in socks but now I would like to play in shoes. Years ago I heard that wrestling shoes would work well. Anyone found a light shoe that does not have too much traction?
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  8. Built For Sin

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    Barefoot forever.

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    At home, I play barefoot. I dislike playing in socks because i can't grip the pedals.


    When I play shows, or anywhere out of my house, I wear shoes. I usually play in a shoe that has a thin rubber sole.

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    Yeah I heard about the wrestling shoes as well. I think there are drumming shoes too.
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    Socks. The only way I feel "at one" with my pedals.
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