Solecourt Boost upper eyelet digging into foot?

tomato123

Professional
Hello, I was wondering if others have dealt with a similar issue with Solecourt Boosts where the upper part of the eyelet digs in to your foot? Can't tell if it's the shoe itself or the shoelace that is actually doing the digging. Only workaround I've found was to tie the laces as loosely as possible. Tried wearing two socks which helped but still felt the "dig" if I laced at a normal tightness, and tried using a runners loop which made it worse. Also tried to cover the area with moleskin and it did not make any difference (but have not tried moleskin in combination with 2 socks).

I was hoping it would improve after breaking in but I've used them for a good 6-7 hours now and no improvement.

Any suggestions on what I could be done? Any others who have experienced this and found a good solution?

Picture of area in question for reference:



Thanks!
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Yes. The collar does dig in. I solved it by replacing the original sock liner with a thicker one. The thicker sockliner raised my heel enough so that the rear of my foot sits higher in the shoes. No more digging.
 

JGads

Legend
Indeed a serious issue with this shoe. One early outing in ankle socks and my ankle got shredded there and the scab is still there weeks later. Double crew socks a requirement but I still feel it a little bit. Still figuring out whether to keep playing in this shoe or the new Speeds which are smoother and faster rides but not as stable of course. An exact middle ground would be ideal.
 

corvax

New User
you should really wear proper tennis socks rather than those seemingly very thin, very low cut socks (even if you do wear two pairs). I practised in a new pair of SCBs just the other day for an hour and felt what you described a little bit. Then I played a three hour match in them 2 days later and didn't feel it at all. Get a pair of adidas' alphaskin max cushion socks or something similar.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
you should really wear proper tennis socks rather than those seemingly very thin, very low cut socks (even if you do wear two pairs). I practised in a new pair of SCBs just the other day for an hour and felt what you described a little bit. Then I played a three hour match in them 2 days later and didn't feel it at all. Get a pair of adidas' alphaskin max cushion socks or something similar.
Yep.

Same advice for those who complain from thin shoelaces.

:cool:
 

smboogie

Semi-Pro
I have narrow feet so this has not ever been an issue. I would suggest to wear 2 pairs of socks, the low ones are fine but throw some athletic crews over them. Your feet will thank you later.
 

rh310

Hall of Fame
@tomato123

Yes, it's an issue for me with this shoe. I wear proper tennis socks. What I have to do is pull the tongue over to that side for some extra padding.

Wide feet, high instep, with Superfeet Orange inserts.
 

JGads

Legend
@tomato123

Yes, it's an issue for me with this shoe. I wear proper tennis socks. What I have to do is pull the tongue over to that side for some extra padding.

Wide feet, high instep, with Superfeet Orange inserts.
These shoes plus SF Orange isn't too heavy/muddy? Seems like it would be. I do wish there was a tad more forefoot cushioning in the SCB.
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
The big thing is how your medial malleolus sits in the shoe. Mine would rub but if I replace the insoles with an insole with a heel cup it elevates my malleolus just enough to keep it from rubbing. I've had this problem with a few shoes in the past. insoles or heel lifts always solved the problem.
 

rh310

Hall of Fame
These shoes plus SF Orange isn't too heavy/muddy? Seems like it would be. I do wish there was a tad more forefoot cushioning in the SCB.
I can't say I'm loving them. Out of nowhere, since wearing them I'm also having trouble keeping my calf muscles intact, which hasn't been an issue for 12-15 years.

I haven't seen anything else in the Adidas line which looks appealing, either. Generally don't like Nike because they don't do me any favors with wide foot/ high arches/ high instep.

Maybe I'll give Asics a look.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
I can't say I'm loving them. Out of nowhere, since wearing them I'm also having trouble keeping my calf muscles intact, which hasn't been an issue for 12-15 years.

I haven't seen anything else in the Adidas line which looks appealing, either. Generally don't like Nike because they don't do me any favors with wide foot/ high arches/ high instep.

Maybe I'll give Asics a look.
Asics doesn't do "wide" at least regarding their standard fit.

:cool:
 

JGads

Legend
I can't say I'm loving them. Out of nowhere, since wearing them I'm also having trouble keeping my calf muscles intact, which hasn't been an issue for 12-15 years.

I haven't seen anything else in the Adidas line which looks appealing, either. Generally don't like Nike because they don't do me any favors with wide foot/ high arches/ high instep.

Maybe I'll give Asics a look.
So we’re the same foot type, then - and It’s rough out here for us, man. The new Asics speeds are pretty decent, especially on clay, but I had to half size up for a truly comfy fit. The Resolutions are more stable but it’s hard to lock in the ankle, apparently especially for people with high arches. The Solecourts are nice but I’m also in a Like but not Love situation with them, as there are times I’m moving and I feel like the shoe isn’t moving 100 percent with me. Speeds are better for this, yet not as stable of course. No perfect answer.

for me the best ever Asics were the Speed 2s and the GR5s.
 
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