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Last Call to Redesign Bowling Shoes in New York

Bowlero Corporation (formerly Bowlmor AMF), the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment, is excited to announce the launch of its “BeBowled: Shoe Design Challenge,” offering America’s aspiring designers and bowling’s biggest fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redesign the iconic bowling shoe. 
Bowling has come a long way over the last century and Bowlero Corp’s portfolio of brands, led by its lead center brand, Bowlero, has completely revolutionized the bowling industry. From upscale amenities to inventive food and beverage offerings and interactive arcades and amusements, Bowlero has upgraded the bowling experience and has seen overwhelming success. What hasn’t changed? The shoes. That is, until now…
The #BeBowled: Shoe Design Challenge will give the country’s aspiring designers the chance to put their creative talents to the test as they redesign an American classic and launch a new shoe for a new era in bowling entertainment.
Here’s how it works! Starting February 26th, contestants can officially enter their design submissions online at Contestants can submit their best designs by April 16th when the submission window officially closes. In late April, five finalists will be announced and in late June they will be flown to New York City to see their designs live during an epic fashion show set on the lanes at Bowlmor’s Times Square flagship location.
What’s at stake? A cash prize of $2,500 and something way more important: Legacy. The winning designer will see her/his shoe professionally designed, produced, and distributed to more than 75 Bowlero and Bowlmor locations nationwide, rolling out in 2019.
“Bowling is the ultimate American pastime and the shoes that go along with it are iconic, but outdated,” said Colie Edison, Chief Customer Officer for Bowlero Corp.
“This contest will inspire designers to reinvent the bowling shoe just like Bowlero has reinvented the bowling business,” Edison continued. “We can’t wait to see all of the bold new shoe designs!”
For additional information, official rules, and to submit a design, please visit
About Bowlero Corporation
Bowlero Corporation (formerly Bowlmor AMF) is the largest owner and operator of bowling centers in the world, with over 300 locations, including eight locations in Mexico and two in Canada, specializing in corporate and special events, as well as league and retail bowling. The company was created in 2013 following the merger of Bowlmor Lanes, an upscale bowling and entertainment company, and AMF Bowling Worldwide and continued its growth with the acquisition of Brunswick Corporation’s bowling center business in 2014. The company’s portfolio of bowling center brands includes Bowlero, Bowlmor Lanes, AMF Bowling Co., and Brunswick Zone. For more information, please visit

(Fun)ctional Bowling Shoes from

When I had the opportunity to review bowling paraphernalia, I knew just the person to ask to guest post… my mom2 in Iowa!  She is an avid bowler, amazing writer with  a no non-sense kind of honesty. Here is her post, thanks for sharing!

Hello! My name is Pamela Anderson and the beautiful and talented Miss Yvonne Kai is my daughter-in-love. I may be dropping in from the Midwest occasionally to share product information with other readers of Hey Do You. After all, who doesn’t love a deal?

Bowling is a sport enjoyed by many, whether as a family activity, fundraising event, birthday party, or for the serious (or not-so!) bowlers, the league. Bowlers with a modicum of experience realize early on that utilizing customized equipment improves one’s game. Of course, as in any sport, the required equipment—bowling shoes, bowling ball, bowling bag and a myriad of accessories—can be quite costly. However, I recently became acquainted with, a site that offers quality brands for beginners to bowling aficionados at prices so great that I had to spread the news!

For many years, bowling shoes all sported the classic rental look. Even if you’ve never visited a bowling alley, you undoubtedly know the iconic style!

b1Over the years, bowling fashion evolved from function. At, for example, one can browse well-known brands in every style and color imaginable. Featured brands include Dexter, Elite, Brunswick, Etonic, 3G, Storm and more.Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 10.07.37 AM 

I recently put the Elite Ariel bowling shoe to the test. The Ariel is a sporty black with hot pink detailing. I love that the shoes come with both black and pink laces that I can switch up to suit my mood or if I just want a pop of color. The soles on the Elite Ariel are UNI Soles, used by both right- and left-handed bowlers, which is my personal preference. While the shoe is lightweight, I was pleasantly surprised with the solid structure of the shoe. The uppers snugly support my ankle and foot, but the bed is unbelievably cushioned and the tongue is a pillow with just the right pouf!

Screen Shot 2014-01-19 at 10.07.55 AM It is evident on sight that Elite uses quality materials. This is important because bowlers often purchase shoes with the intent to use them for several years. Elite goes a step farther and carries a two-year warranty for every shoe.

 I’m very happy to say that the Elite Ariel bowling shoe surpassed my expectations, as did the service from! With deeply discounted pricing, you really can have both quality and (fun)ctional shoes!

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