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aznhippos 03-12-2013 09:21 PM

Clay shoes and the shank?
Does anyone know the reason clay shoes don't have a visible shank?

Bobby Jr 03-12-2013 09:36 PM

More grip.

corbind 03-20-2013 06:52 PM

What is a shank?

OHBH 03-20-2013 07:04 PM


Originally Posted by corbind (Post 7291988)
What is a shank?

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

luishcorreia 03-24-2013 04:43 PM

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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