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Drummers are constantly looking for that certain feel when it comes to their playing. Playing in your socks isn't always practical, and playing barefooted can easily damage your heels and the balls of... Click To Read More About This Product

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Drummers are constantly looking for that certain feel when it comes to their playing. Playing in your socks isn't always practical, and playing barefooted can easily damage your heels and the balls of your feet. So play in comfort, but keep the feel and control of your pedals, with the new Groove from dB Shoes. This very lightweight and breathable mesh shoe has a low-cut ankle with padding for your heel. In addition, the Groove has an arch support on top of an anti-microbial insole liner. A flexible rubber outsole and stitched toe support, along with a unique lacing system, helps keep your shoes nice and tight, and prevents them from coming undone while you play. Comes to you with a broken-in feeling, ready to wear as soon as your take them out of the box. Just lace up and start drumming.

All shoes come in medium widths.
If you wear a 1/2 size, it is best to go to the next full size down for proper fit since the shoes are intended to be worn without socks. If you wear a full size, get the full size.


  • Low toe spring--for a closer contact between you and the pedal
  • Durable rubber outsole with toe, heel and side kicks. Also narrower bottom for added flexibility for side-to-side movement
  • Adjustable lacing system inspired by track shoes, to ensure your laces stay tight
  • Breathable upper mesh material to keep your feet cool and dry
  • Perforated tongue for breathability
  • Lowered pattern height with Achilles dip to help eliminate ankle restrictions
  • Anti-fungal sock lining with arch support helps to prevent odor when worn without socks
  • Vibration-dampening mid-sole
  • Flat sole design to ensure your entire foot has coverage on your pedals
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Collapsible upper for easy travel
  • Flexible construction
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dBGroove Drum Shoes

(based on 13 reviews)

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(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)


Great Drumming Shoes

By B. A. Gunn

from Dallas

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

These shoes are GREAT. Very comfortable. It's the closest thing to being barefoot. These shoes are light and comfortable. You'll forget you have them on. These are for drumming only, definitely not for everyday wear.....although it sure would be comfortable. The sizes run small. It says to go up to the next size if you wear a half size. Be sure to do that. If you have any doubts as to whether or not to get a bigger size...go bigger. Trust me.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Best shoe for drumming

By Jim

from McMurray Pa

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I just bought these and I have to tell you they are the best for drummers. Due to a back injury, I do not have the feel in my feet that I used to. Control was becoming a problem. Not with these. I can actually FEEL the pedals again.If you have a half size, make sure you go up in size when you order. They run on the small side.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Treat your feet

By Dick Hana

from Sacramento

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

These drum shoes are very light and have a good feel to them. Made to be worn with out socks, I had my doubts on a good fit but when they arrived, they fit perfect! The vented material kept my feet dry through the entire 3 hour rehersal. Better shoes out there? Yes, but these were made for drummers lol.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Great Shoes

By Ray

from Folsom, CA

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

These shoes really let you 'feel' the pedal without getting in the way.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


dB Groove shoes.

By Larry Donahue

from Sidney, Ohio

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I ordered these shoes about two weeks ago. All I have to say is that these shoes are awesome. Just the right amount of grip versus slide. And they are very lightweight it feels like you are playing barefooted. I hightly reccomend these shoes if you are looking for that perfect drumming shoe. This is it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Drumming Shoe

By Kyle

from RI

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I am very pleased with how these shoes feel. Closest thing to barefoot with a very light and thin structure. Id say they are better than barefoot as you have foot protection and the grip of the rubber sole. Breathable material which keeps your feet cool and dry. Bought the same size as my regular shoes and wear them with thin ankles socks as they fit tight and snug. Overal great shoe added so much feel and comfort to playing!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Was Sceptical...Not Anymore

By More Than a Sneaker

from Hazlet,NJ

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

After thinking about buying these for months, finally broke down and took a chance. I like playing barefoot, but that's not always practical in a bar. These are the next best thing to playing barefoot. In fact, it's better. The sole is rigid and gives good support, but the things are as light as air. Very pleased. Highly recommend.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


I'm was skeptical at first...

By Austin Little

from Peoria, IL

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

But now I'm a believer. Amazing comfort, effortless playing, your feet will really fly on the boards! A must have for any metal player, and great for jazz as well!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from pdx, oregon

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

If you play dbl bass and dont like your toes /socks getting caught when you switch to the hats, these shoes are for you. they dont distract from playing nor add a lot of weight to throw you off. they also seem to be flat enough to keep the fulcrum point on the pedals the same. I have had them 6 months and use them every day for 1-3 hours per day. no stitching has come undone or any other signs of poor quality. very good buy.



By Daniel Sirna

from Austin, TX

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

When I saw Drum Shoes I, and my family, thought REALLY? After reading the reviews and looking at the photos I decided to buy a pair. I?ve been playing for almost 40 years and have always preferred to play barefoot and hated when the venue prevented me from playing that way and taking off shoes and playing in socks wasn?t cutting it. When the shoes arrived I was like a little kid and had to just wear them for a while before actually playing. These are like wearing nothing at all. They are light and feel great. I noticed after an hour long practice of playing to 10 live songs from the likes of Bob Seger, J. Geils and Lynyrd Skynyrd I wasn?t as tired as I had been before playing barefoot. The only thing that I and those who I?ve talked to since playing for the first time with these on is the protection they give your feet there is not as much fatigue traveling up your legs thereby giving you more energy. They are so comfortable I decided to just wear them like they?re just a pair of shoes in the closet but my feet feel great. Well worth the money.


great investment.


from Austin TX

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I?ve been playing for 30+ years. I?ve always enjoyed playing barefoot since shoes slowed me down. I read other reviews and decided to give these a try. If you?re a barefoot drummer, you?ll notice you are not as fatigued at the end of your session. The first time I tried them I noticed my entire body was not as tired as when I was when I was barefoot. These are so comfortable I actually forgot that I had them on and was wearing them around the house and eventually I wore them every day just to go out. If you have sweaty feet you do run the risk of them developing a creepy odor. I contacted GC Customer Support and they didn?t know if the shoes were washable. Trying to find the manufacturer was very difficult. I took the chance and washed them with a load of dark clothes ? I have a front load washer ? so I figured it would be gentle enough. This solved the problem of the smell. I?ve been wearing them indoors, outdoors and playing for a year now and they?re just starting to show signs of wear. I plan on buying another pair if I don?t get them for Christmas.


What the Dr. Ordered

By Thomas Battaglia

from Denver, CO

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I didn't have high expectations, because footwear is so subjective. However, these shoes have been a pleasant surprise. First, they are super light. They have thin soles to promote feel. The soles are neither too tacky nor too slick. For me, they adhere just enough to not walk during long, high-speed double bass lines. The walking issue was something that prompted me to try these. Many of my shoes would walk forward while playing fast and repetitively. These shoes stay put where I like my feet without being too sticky to move when wanted. They are well ventilated and comfortable. They seem like they would hold up, but they are obviously not made for walking around much outside. If you're looking for something just beyond going barefoot or with socks, this shoe is it.


John M

By John

from Seattle, WA

Comments about dB Groove Drum Shoes:

I was doubtful at First. But, after wearing these shoes while practicing--I think they are pretty close to perfect for playing the base drum and the Hi-Hat. They are light weight and a little snug in terms of width, but no discomfort. The flat rubber sole is much better for traction than leather sole shoes or shoes with tread and or spikes (running or cross trainers). I really like them and would recommend them.

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