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Best Shoes for Watching Sports
Don't get us wrong – playing sports and being healthy are great, but in our heart of hearts some of us at ShoeBuy admit that WATCHING sports is often the more fun form of game participation. Leave the grueling gym sessions, full-pad practices, and epic seasons to the finely tuned athletic machines. Skip all that work but reap all the benefits...aside from a few million dollars in pay, but that's neither here nor there. Even if you consider yourself a pro spectator, with your authentic jersey and your special TV package or season tickets, maybe you've neglected the thing that really sets hall-of-fame spectators apart – the super-fan footwear. It's time to ask yourself, "What are the best shoes to wear while watching sports?"
Wait – Why Care about Shoes When Not Actually Playing a Sport?!
Think about it: Next time you fly into a violent rage because so-and-so dropped that wide open touchdown pass and you're hurling spittle at that 50" LED TV screen, but said spittle is falling woefully short of its intended target...Could your transition from sitting on the couch to running full speed at your TV have been quicker? Maybe you would have covered that 10-foot gap a little faster so your projectiles could have hit the screen right in the QB's face instead of landing in your chip dip. Or maybe your team is up by 40 points but the discomfort in your right foot is ruining what should be the greatest moment of your life? Other than your kids being born, of course.
We're just saying that a great athlete can't perform without the proper footwear, and frankly, neither can a great spectator. So you owe it to yourself and to your allegiance to the gridiron or pitch or court to check out our Top 4 List:
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You want options when you're watching the game, and no pair makes calling audibles easier than scuff slippers. Slip 'em on or off – whatever the play calls for. Feet too hot? Air out those hot dogs for as long as you need to and then throw them back in the oven. Too cold now? I'm sure Aaron Rodgers would prefer you feel toasty in an UGG slippers-and-socks combination. Or maybe you like to watch golf barefoot in your living room: slide your scuffs off for full effect. Really concentrate on that TV screen and dig your toes deep into your plush 15-year-old carpeting so you can feel that Bermuda grass at Augusta National.
The viewing experience is taken to another level in scuffs. So you're the only one rocking a bathrobe and slippers at the house – the other fans should feel awkward, not you. You're living life to its fullest potential, feet floating on puffy clouds of comfort.
Added bonus: You haven't lived until you've whipped a scuff slipper across the room at 100 mph. A living room legend, you're basically on the same level as Nolan Ryan at this point.
Love the UGG Scuff Slipper?
You've likely noticed more than a few fans pacing while watching suspenseful games. Lots of getting up, getting a beer, sitting back down, too. With the right walking shoe you can be that lion or lioness of the living room, or the beast of the bar scene. If you're standing around for long periods of time with your face pressed against the screen to get a better look at the instant replay, don't you want to do it with motion control and maximum stability?
It's not about signing up for a walk-a-thon, but it is about having a little shock absorption when you're stomping your feet over that "I can't believe they made that call!" moment. We know what you're thinking: Is going with white sneakers a good choice though with all those liquids flying around? You'll be amazed at your foot speed and dexterity in dodging that rogue BBQ chicken wing while laced up in one of our tried-and-true walking shoes. Perfect for indoor or outdoor viewing!
Love the New Balance MW928 Walking Shoe?
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The team would be nothing if not for your screaming obscenity-laced strategies at them. Would the point guard have even seen that guy standing wide open in the corner for 3 if you hadn't told him he was there? Maybe...but we doubt it.
You're the coach and you're not showing up to watch your team unless you look like the coach. And what do coaches look like? They look good. We're talking ostrich-and-eel-skin-dress-shoe good. Three piece lavender suit that matches the shoe and makes Craig Sager cry good. Don't know who Craig Sager is? Image search him and be ready to fall in love. We're not saying you have to wear these to feel good about watching the game, but you probably should.
Love the Belvedere Mare Oxford?
It doesn't need to be said, but we're going to say it anyways: You were great at sports in high school. A phenom, really. If only it weren't for that pulled hammy, you were going pro or maybe division 1 college. Relive that glory through a pair of cleats for the next game. Get that feeling of control back – traction control. Pace the boundaries of your son's or daughter's soccer field with confidence. Let those Friday night lights shine down on those heyday shoes from battles past and present.
Overkill? May we suggest some referee cleats then? At this point you really are just regulating the flow of game instead of being the driving factor. Embrace that new role next time you're watching your favorite team. Live the dream for another day – just don't kick anyone with them.
Love the Diadora Referee TF II Cleats?
These are all great options for any full-time viewer of sporting events. But what if you have to pick just one or two pairs? For the risk averse, we'd recommend the walking shoe for true performance. But slippers really show that you care about your comfort as much as you care about what you're watching, which is a lot.
What do you think? Tweet @shoebuy and tell us your favorite shoe to watch the big game in with #shoestowatch.
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