Originally Posted by WhereIsMacMac
so like racquets, we also have pro stock shoes?
There is pro stock everything for the absolute top,top pros. I think probably only Fed, Nadal, Sharapova and Serena Williams get custom everything from nike.
Fabfed has shown us that Federer wears custom shoes, shorts and shirts, heck even the wristbands he uses are made from different material than what we mortals can buy in the store. I would even go so far that the socks he wears are different to retail. To be honest, I can understand it. If I were a top pro, I'd ask nike to make me slightly lighter shoes than retail, better fitting shorts and shirts, and better wristbands for sweat.
This is hardly anything new, I mean the Manchester United players don't wear the same retail shirts you can buy in the store, but rathermore a lighter, more comfortable one.
David Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi all wear custom shoes, and so they should. It is much more important to them than it is to us.