Originally Posted by Hollywood2
During play I carefully make sure not to drag hard my left shoe if I need to get a low volley etc....
To my dismay the mesh on the shoe is quickly melting and getting holes near the spot deep near the side edge, I knew this was going to be a problem. Nike should have extended the toe drag barrier further to the side ...This design was NO accident Nike knew what they were doing because they realized that people would...
Oddly, I've never worn a hole in any shoes in that spot. Maybe it's not the deliberate design feature/flaw that you think, rather that you don't wear your shoes in the typical locations that the majority do. Nike can't cater for everything and still make the shoe so it needs (basically) no wearing in. As some point there has to be a downside. Your particular wear pattern has found it.