Clay shoes and the shank?

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  1. aznhippos

    aznhippos Rookie

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    Does anyone know the reason clay shoes don't have a visible shank?
     
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  2. Bobby Jr

    Bobby Jr Legend

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    More grip.
     
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  3. corbind

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    What is a shank?
     
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  4. OHBH

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    Shank = Hard plate-like piece under the arch of the foot
     
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  5. luishcorreia

    luishcorreia Professional

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    Clay court shores outsole is more straight and even than hard court shoes. The reason is that you get more contact surface with the court and prevents clay from building up where the shank is - generally theres kind of a "hole" shape there
     
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