Originally Posted by Bobby Jr
His sole is completely different to the retail one (for hard courts) - his has mostly negative detailing whereas the retail ones have positive detailing (see here
). The sole also has the flared edge in the forefoot which his custom versions have had for a number of years.
Similarly, his shoes are not the same shape as the retail shoe - they seem broader across the forefoot. They also have a different tongue and don't have the inner foot plastic wear guards below the top lacing holes.
Not so. Sharapova wears custom jobs which differ to the retail shoes in as many ways as Federer's..
Great pics.......knew he had "other" differences but was not sure exactly which.
As for other pros I was kinda leaving out the top 2 or 3...........Rafa, Masha for sure have custom kicks. But I don't think that guys like Birdy, Delpo, Tomic......are wearing anything other than out of the box retail.