Anatomy of a Tennis Shoe

With tennis shoe manufacturers blitzing the public with a dizzying array of new technologies and technical terms that can - in some cases - serve more to confuse rather than serve, we're happy to provide the following "cliff notes" for shoe anatomy 101. Ever wondered what a "shank" is or where a "vamp" is located? Get educated and become a more discriminating customer by understanding the following physical components of a tennis shoe.

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