Odd wear pattern?

magmasilk

New User
Anyone want to hypotheses why i'm getting this odd wear pattern. Similar pattern on my left shoe as well. It actually happened on my previous tennis shoes (prince) but not as pronounced. I tried to recreate my footwork but can't figure out what i'm doing to cause this.

 

LPShanet

Banned
Anyone want to hypotheses why i'm getting this odd wear pattern. Similar pattern on my left shoe as well. It actually happened on my previous tennis shoes (prince) but not as pronounced. I tried to recreate my footwork but can't figure out what i'm doing to cause this.

Do you have a dog?

If not, the only thing I can guess is that maybe you drag your rear foot behind you as you hit most/many of your strokes. I've seen players do this, although it seems fairly extreme in your case. Very curious to see this mystery's answer.
 

volusiano

Hall of Fame
Do you serve with a pinpoint stance at all? My guess is that you pull your right foot up against your left heel when you serve, perhaps as part of your pinpoint stance. But if it also happens to your left shoe as well, then that might not be it.
 

magmasilk

New User
interesting theories

I use the shoes just for tennis. My non-tennis shoes do not shoe this pattern. I also use a platform stance. As for toe-dragging, I can't imagine how i that would work.

This has really got me mystified.
 

WildVolley

Legend
It seems obvious to me that you're dragging a foot, and most likely on low balls.

I'd think if you were doing that when you serve, you'd be aware of it. If you video yourself or have someone watch, it should be pretty obvious.

You're not just a toe dragger, you're a forefoot dragger.
 

volusiano

Hall of Fame
Perhaps another plausible theory, Magmasilk, is when you sprint to the side for a ball, let's say to your right, perhaps you rub the heel of your left shoe against that wear spot on your right shoe when you cross the left leg pass your right leg. And vice versa when you sprint to your left.
 

Blade0324

Hall of Fame
Looks to me like what volusiano said. You are hitting the inside of the show with the inside heel of the opposite shoe when running. Since you said the other shoe was wearing the same way it sounds like you do it with both feet. could be more pronouced with these shoes as the Barricade's have a wider heal than some other shoes.
 

Mister G

Rookie
do you slide on hard courts? cause my old adidas looked like that and i slide on hard courts all of the time
How the hell does he get wear and tear on the OUTSIDE foot by sliding? Unless he would tear his ligaments or seriously sprain his ankles when he does..*shudders at thought*
 

LPShanet

Banned
Looks to me like what volusiano said. You are hitting the inside of the show with the inside heel of the opposite shoe when running. Since you said the other shoe was wearing the same way it sounds like you do it with both feet. could be more pronouced with these shoes as the Barricade's have a wider heal than some other shoes.
With the materials the Barricade is made of, it would be very difficult to wear them out only by rubbing them against each other. They would require much greater abrasiveness and hardness.
 

LPShanet

Banned
How the hell does he get wear and tear on the OUTSIDE foot by sliding? Unless he would tear his ligaments or seriously sprain his ankles when he does..*shudders at thought*
Note, the photo shows wear on the medial (inside) edge of the shoe, not the lateral. Take a closer look.
 

LPShanet

Banned
do you slide on hard courts? cause my old adidas looked like that and i slide on hard courts all of the time
This makes some sense. Players who slide, sometimes drag the entire medial side of their back foot on the ground behind them. Sort of the same as what Wild Volley is saying. This is the only explanation that makes plausible sense to me right now. It's not toe dragging, it's dragging the back foot flat on its media side. Picture how roller skaters drag their back skate when they make a T-stop. Some players also do this on every stroke, not just when they slide.
 

kingdaddy41788

Hall of Fame
It's on the outside of the shoe, right? On both shoes?

If so, the only thing I can figure is that your foot is wider than the shoe is supposed to handle.
 

tbini87

Hall of Fame
It's on the outside of the shoe, right? On both shoes?

If so, the only thing I can figure is that your foot is wider than the shoe is supposed to handle.
i think it is on the inside...

you prob have a wierd way of dragging the inside of your foot across the court. that would take some bending of the knee and ankle to get it at that angle, so it seems wierd that you wouldn't feel yourself doing it...
 

magmasilk

New User
Inside of the shoe

To review, its on the inside of both barricades (mostly on the right one). Also, i checked out my old prince and there is similar wear but not as pronounced.

It sounds like the consensus is some weird foot-dragging but i can't really wrap my mind around how i'm doing it. I'll have to pay more attention and or film.

 

Gmedlo

Professional
Do you drag your feet on reaching/poaching volleys? I do that a ton and I would have the same wear pattern as you if my B4s didn't have the metal lace loops sticking out so far– I've literally scraped the top one so much that I have had three pairs of laces snap on me while tying them because the edge is so sharp.
 

rabidcow

Semi-Pro
Its as previously mentioned his feet rub each other when he runs from one side to the other, I do it as well but not as bad. I don't think there is anything you can do to change it.
 
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