HOW TO APPLY TUFF TOE PRO FOR STANDARD TOE:
BASEBALL CLEAT APPLICATION
No two pitchers drag their toe the same, but pitchers do drag very similar. To find out what type of toe dragger you are, look at your cleats and see where the major wear patterns are, then take a look at the Custom Patterns we offer and see which one is right for you.
If you are pigeon toed and turn your foot in when you drag your foot during your pitching motion.
The Hot Spot is for those pitchers, in either fastpitch softball or baseball, who drag the inner part of their foot and see wear over the big toe knuckle.HOT SPOT INSTRUCTIONS
STANDARD PITCHERS TOE PATTERN
Most pitchers drag the inside of their cleats, so a standard application is applied to the inside big toe area of the toe cap and bring it on to the inside just about to the flex point of the shoe because as you throw your foot turns out during your drag.
If you have seen our videos on how to apply Tuff Toe Pro, then you've seen how we perform a standard application. If a Standard Application pattern is what you need then click here to see the full instructions and video demo.
ADDING A HOT SPOT
Hot Spots are added for those who just drape the inside of the toe just enough to wear a spot over the big knuckle of the big toe. Adding a Hot Spot is common for both baseball and fastpitch softball pitchers.
Some baseball pitchers over-pronate, and when they throw, they come over the top, and them kind of roll in then roll all the way over. For those people who are probably more pigeon toed, we have the Reverse Toe application.
If you wear your cleat toe in the Standard Application area but you're also dragging your foot more on the inner big toe area and wearing down the inside of your cleat over your big toe knuckle then we recommend adding a Hot Spot. Click here to see how to add a Hot Spot to your Cleat.
REVERSE TOE APPLICATIONS
A Reverse Toe is simply taking the application pattern to the outside of the shoe from the outside of the big toe around to the little toe (approx). The Reverse Toe is extremely rare for fastpitch softball pitchers because of their pitching form and motion.
Some baseball pitchers over-pronate, and when they throw, they come over the top, and them kind of roll in then roll all the way over. For those pitchers who are probably more pigeon toed or just who drag the outside of their drag foot, we have the Reverse Toe application.
During application you'll apply the material from front center of the cleat to the outside of your cleat, just as the name suggests, you'll apply the Tuff Toe material to the opposite direction (towards the pinky toe).