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THE FIFTEEN QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOURSELF

BEFORE BUYING CURLING SHOES.

SHOES

All curling shoes come with various width sliders. The sliders reduce or eliminate the heat transfered between your foot and the ice. The thicker the slider the less work you do pushing out of the hack, the further you slide and the more time you have to set up your shot.

Unless other wise indicated shoes boast leather uppers and are available for right handers only.  A more complete description of all the shoes featured below is available at the manufacturers websites listed above.

Grippers and sliders are listed under accessories.

Teachable moment: Never step off the side boards with your slider foot first if you do not have it covered by a gripper.

NOW IN – A new curling shoe that the Hogline Curlers Proshop helped to design. The new Acacia shoes – 2 models: The Matrix and the Hacker.

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Both the Matrix and the Hacker come with a split, hinged 1/8″ slider which are fastened to the shoe with industrial strength Velcro. The durable gripper pods are also fastened with Velcro.

 The shoes feature a heat shield designed to prevent heat seeping out of your shoes. You can also purchase thicker sliders – 5/32, 3/16 and 1/4 inch.

Cost: Matrix $163.99. Hacker $129.99. 5/32″ sliders $24.99/pair; 3/16″ sliders $32.99/pair; 1/4″ sliders $38.99/pair.

Asham

 Force: This is an Asham shoe with a full white 5/32″ slider. For men and women. We carry them for both right-handers and left-handers. Cost: $229.99 includes gripper. Can be ordered with a split slider with an extra charge for shipping.

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The Slam Ultra Lite; A full grained leather upper as well as 2 gripper disks and a slip on gripper, makes this shoe adaptable to any thickness slider disks.

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Sizes: Men 7 to size 14 and in half sizes until 11.5 & Women size 5 to 11 and half sizes until 10.5, Colour: Black. Cost: $239.99. This shoe can be used by both right and left handed curlers.

NEW! The Exchange:  stylish upper on our Ultra Lite RDS™ technology has interchangeable colour inserts. Easily change the color of the side panels. Inserts available in: green, yellow, red, blue, pink, silver and gold. Gripper disks and slip-on gripper included. Sliding disks sold separately.

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Available in men’s and women’s sizes as well as half sizes. Cost: $189.99.

ThisTeachable moment: Apply the grittiest toothpaste you can find to your finger and rub the paste over your sliders. Rub it in then clean your slider. The grit in the paste will help clean some of the dirt out of the little niks and scratches on your slider…and your sliders will not get cavities.

 Balance Plus

Balance Plus coats its sliders to protect them in shipping. The coating takes time to wear off, 2 to 3 games. They may seem slow at first but they do speed up.

Deluxe: Their premier curling shoe. We carry the 1/4 inch, 3 dimple slider model and toe coated. You also get a complimentary gripper with the shoe. This is the shoe Team Glenn Howard and Team Amber Holland wear and lead Dawn Askin on Team Jennifer Jones.

 

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Sizes: Men 7-15, Women 5-11 (Half sizes available) Cost: $325, uncoated $309.95  – both include a slip on gripper. Other slider width can be ordered. We also carry men’s left handed Deluxe

400: This shoe from Balance Plus comes standard with a 1/4″ split, hinged slider that is glued to the shoe. The dragging shoe is also toe coated. There is a leather upper.

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Sizes: Men’s 7 to 15 with half sizes up to 12; Women 5 to 11 with half sizes up to 11. Cost: $224.90. The shoe can also be ordered with a 3/16 inch slider.

 

 Goldline

NEW Quantum E Curling Shoes were added to the Quantum line in 2015. They feature man-made uppers that provide comfort and warmth at an affordable price. Quantum shoes feature a disc based slider system and are worn by elite curlers such as Brad Jacobs, Kaitlyn Lawes and Alina Paetz. Every pair of Quantum Shoes will ship with one set of gripper discs, but you must also select a set of Quantum Slider Discs to complete your order. Sizes: M 7 to 15, W 5-10. Cost: $156.00 plus slider disk cost.

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Glide: This 1/16 width full slider shoe is another entry level shoe. The upper is leather.

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Sizes: Men 7-15, Women 5-10 (Half sizes available). This shoe is discontinued so only a few sizes are available. Can be ordered for left-handers. Cost: $119.00.

 

Podium Gold: This all leather shoe is a normal fit with a 1/4 inch split hinged slider.

 

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Sizes: Men 7-15, Women 5-10 (Half sizes available). Can be order for left-handers as well. Cost: $269.00.

Podium 2.0: The Podium 2.0 is an evolution of the popular Podium Silver. The new 2.0 version features:
• Top grain leather upper
• Enhanced fit, comfort and warmth
• The new Poly-Ice slider

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Available in Right Hand only

Sizes: Men 7-15, Women 5-10 (Half sizes available). Can be ordered for left-handers. Cost: $189.00.

Podium Bronze: A more normal fit with a 3/32 split non-hinged slider.

 

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Sizes: Men 7-15, Women 5-10 (Half sizes available). This shoe has been discontinued so limited sizes are available. Can be ordered for left-handers. Cost:$149.00.

 Olson

NEW:

The NEW Men’s Classic Curling shoe features a 1/4″ Flex Perimeter Slider, high quality soft full grain leather, Thinsulate lined, and new black gripper pods. This competitive rated, lightweight curling shoe combines both comfort and performance, providing the best quality shoe on the market! Black with White accents. Includes two laces, one black and one white. Right-Handed and Left-Handed available, Left-Handed in full sizes only. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Cost: $224.95.

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Women’s dewberry 5/32″ flex perimeter slider. Sizes 7-9 and half sizes. Cost: $189.95.

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 The Pink Fly: This leather upper, fleece lined shoe has a 3/32nd flexible, hinged slider. It has your choice of either pink or white laces. Colour: Black with pink accents. Sizes: Women only, 5 to 10 in half sizes as well. Right hand only. Cost: $164.95.

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The Ole Shoe: This wide, leather upper, fleece lined shoe comes with a 3/32nd flexible, hinged slider. It has your choice of white or black laces. Colour: Black with white accents. Sizes: Men only, 7 to 14 and in half sizes up to 11.5. Right hand only. Cost: $164.95.

 

Men’s Ole  curling shoe with 5/32″ perimeter slider.

Olson’s Ole series curling shoes feature durable action leather, fleece lining and comes with a 5/32″ Flex Perimeter Slider. Olson’s line of curling shoes are lightweight; thereby, eliminating unnecessary drag.

Black with gray accents and two sets of laces. One black and one white. Cost: $189.95.

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Ultima Curling

  The Eagle: This entry level synthetic shoe fits wide feet well. It comes with a full 1/16 slider.

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Sizes: Men 7-13, Women 6-10 (Half sizes available). We stock right and left-hander shoes. Cost: $84.95. This shoe can also be ordered for people who don’t need a slider. Cost: $74.95. They will have to be ordered.

Women’s Ultima Athletic Shoe Right Handed:

  • Top grain Leather Upper
  • Weight Distributing Foot Beds
  • Thinsulate Lining
  • Reinforced Toe
  • Reinforced TPR Gripper
  • Protected Lacing System
  • For right handed curlers
  • Available in women’s model only. Cost: $99.95

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Mens Ultima Curling Shoe

  • Full grain Leather Upper
  • Welted Leather Midsole
  • Weight Distributing Foot Beds
  • Leather Heel Lining
  • Thinsulate Lining
  • Reinforced Toe
  • Reinforced TPR Gripper
  • Cost: $99.95

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Joe Pavia – Owner/Operator

The Hogline Curlers Proshop is owned and operated by an experienced curler - Joe Pavia.


joe@hoglinecurling.com

While Joe knows many renowned curlers, he’s most at home serving club curlers, rookies, children, youth and senior curlers who might not want to shop but just want to chat about the game we all love.

Joe has been involved with the curling world for decades as a player, organizer and curling commentator. He’s the weekly curling columnist for the Ottawa Sun where his Wednesday column is eagerly anticipated and is indeed available across the country.