Curling Shoes – Reviews and Ratings of the Top Brands

Goldline | Kodiak Curling | Asham | BalancePlus | Olson | Ultima

Browse the listings of curling shoes below, and please leave a review of any of the shoes you have used.

Goldline Curling Shoes

Kodiak Curling Shoes

Asham Curling Shoes

BalancePlus Curling Shoes

Olson Curling Shoes

Ultima / Tournament Curling Shoes

Curling shoes are probably the most important piece of equipment for any curler. Proper footwear sets the foundation for everything you do on the ice. They need to provide a slick and stable sliding surface for consistent delivery, but they also need to provide plenty of friction for effective sweeping.

Given that curling shoes are so important and also so specialized, they tend to come with a high price tag. The last thing you want to do is shell out $300 just to find out that you don’t like the fit of the shoes you selected, or that they don’t slide well enough to allow the precision and power needed to make tricky takeout shots.

On this page you will find links to reviews of curling shoes from every major brand on the market. Our reviews include several high res photos of each shoe along with thorough product descriptions and user submitted ratings and comments. Browse the products listed here to find the right footwear for your budget and your game. If you have worn any of the items listed here, please leave your own comments and ratings to help your fellow curlers.

What to look for when buying a new pair

When evaluating curling shoes there are a few key attributes you should focus on.

  • Slider Thickness – Typically a thicker slider will allow you to slide farther, faster, and help with balance relative to a thinner slider. Thicknesses range from 1/16″ to 1/4″, with 5/32″ being the most common.
  • Durability – The ice is not forgiving to the material that footwear is commonly made from. Leather, vinyl, and rubber can wear down quickly when exposed to jagged ice and cold temperatures. Look for high quality materials and solid construction, especially where the sole is bonded to the upper.
  • Slider Configuration – Some sliders are made of one solid piece of teflon plastic that spans the entire bottom of the sole, while some brands feature split setups or even detachable sliders. Some curlers complain that solid one piece sliders can inhibit flexibility of the sliding foot, but others enjoy the stability of a one piece construction. Find the configuration that works best for you.
  • Fit and Balance – It is important that your feet are comfortable, warm, and stable throughout a long game. Make sure whatever brand and style you pick will provide a solid foundation for delivery and also for sweeping.

If you can find the right combination of slider thickness, configuration, durability, and fit, you will have the ideal footwear to dominate the ice.