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A decent pair of golf shoes usually last me about 2 seasons. I've noticed the left toe area is really worn down toward the end of that 2nd season. Is that normal or is that a sign of incorrect form or weight shift?
--Ted R. from Manassas, VA

Hi Ted. Thanks for writing MyGolfinstructor.com. I'm excited to get to help you with your game.

I'm assuming you are right handed? If so, there typically would not be any where on the left toe at all. If you are left handed that would make sense as you would end up on your left toe on the follow through. Right handers though keep their left foot flat on the ground on the backswing and shift their weight to the rear foot. On the downswing they then shift their weight to the outside of their left foot so the toe is not involved in the swing at all. The only issue may be if you are getting up on your left toe on the backswing by lifting your left heel which we don't want to do unless we are extremely inflexible or have physical limitations.

I hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks.

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