Every four years, most of the nation is reminded that the sport of curling exists. Something about it is just crazy enough to distract us from the absence of football and the repetition of ski jumping.
Allow Sneaker Report to shed some light on the subject of curling shoes, as it turns out that these slipperly helpers are a huge part of the sport. The proper footwear is crucial for executing the perfect delivery and deciding the outcome of the game, and just like there are shoes better suited for positions in basketball, there are different curling shoe companies with multiple models (six total, in fact!). The three main components to every pair of curling shoes include the uppers, the slider and the gripper.
Whether you’re an amateur curler or just a couch jockey, here is everything you need to know about curling shoes.
Stephen Fiorentine is a freelance writer from Long Island. He loves his New York Giants and Yankees, as well as Cool Ranch Doritos. Follow him on Twitter