David,david aames said:Players use orthotics in their shoes that they can move from one pair to another. Don't go assume that they leave that part to Adidas or Nike. Sampras for example used to consult with Simon Small, an orthopedist in Philly (other top players go to him as well)
What the players are given by their sponsor is close to the retail version of the shoe with one major difference -- it will be available in 3 outsoles (hard, clay, grass).
I have Federer's shoes from his first Wimbledon final and they are almost identical to the Breathe Free you could buy in the store -- except for the grass outsole and the color (no insole). They were made in China.
Mike Cottrill said:David,
You have the actual pair he wore? That seems like having someone’s dirty socks.. Hopefully he only wore them for the one match. Do you have them in a case or something and on display?