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T2-Taper (Roman) Toe Line

Diagram of a T2-Taper Roman Toe Line

A T2-taper, sometimes called a Roman toe line, is characterized by the first two toes being of approximately the same length after which the the toe line begins to taper down to the little toe.

This shape, paired with a standard width forefoot, is most common in male athletes under 30 years old. In older athletes, this shape is most commonly paired with a wide forefoot.

In ladies, this shape is uncommon, but not rare. When it occurs in ladies’ feet, it is most often paired with a wide forefoot, which can make it difficult to find for players in sizes US Ladies 6, 6.5 and 7.

Players who have this toe line paired with a standard-width forefoot should not have trouble finding court shoes that fit. This shape and the T1-taper are generally favored by shoe designers which means that most court shoes on the market are designed to fit this shape well.

Shoes with T2-Taper Toe Lines

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T1-Taper (Egyptian) Toe Line

Diagram of a T1-Taper Egyptian toe line with a standard-width forefoot

A T1-taper is characterized by a big toe that is longer than all the rest, with each toe shorter in sequence.

T1-taper toe lines, sometimes called Egyptian toe lines, are most commonly found paired with standard width forefeet on athletes under 30 years old. Players over 30 with T1-taper toe lines often have wide forefeet. This shape is also common in ladies but uncommon in men.

A T1-taper toe line paired with a standard width forefoot is relatively easy to fit into most court shoes because this is the shape that most court shoe designers have in mind when they design their shoes.

A T1-taper paired with a wide forefoot also tends to work well with genuinely wide court shoes. Again, this is because most court shoes are designed with the ideal of an Egyptian foot shape in mind.

As most court shoes are designed with the T1-taper-standard-width configuration in mind, these players will not generally have difficulties finding court shoes that fit.

Shoes with T2-Taper Toe Lines

Provided they are the correct length and width, all of these T2-taper toe line shoes will work for players with a T1-taper toe line.

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Morton’s Toe (Greek) Toe Line

Diagram of a Morton's Toe toe line

A Morton’s Toe toe line is characterized by a second toe that is longer than the big toe next to it. It is sometimes also referred to as a Greek toe line.

This shape can be difficult to fit for people buying court shoes.

Improperly fitting players with this foot shape can cause damage to the second toe. It can also lead to the development of hammer toe and/or arthritis in the joint of the second toe.

Shoes with T3 Taper Toe Lines

In most cases, Morton’s toe lines are just T3W-taper (Wide Roman) toe lines with a longer second toe. Therefore, provided they are the correct length and width, all of these shoes will generally work for athletes with Morton’s Toes.

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How We Communicate our Appointments-only Policy

There is no reason anybody should arrive at our store and be surprised to find that an appointment is required for a shoe fitting.

We go to great lengths to make sure the customers know about our appointments-only policy.

Telephone Message

It is clearly stated in our phone message.

You can listen to this message here:

On Our Website

There is a message posted on literally every page on our 3000+ page website:

Our appointment request form even specifies which services appointments are required for:

On Our Google Page

The information is also published on our Google page.

If you look at it on a desktop, this is what you see:

If you are looking it on your mobile device, it looks like this:

If you click on the UPDATES tab (and you should always click on the UPDATES tab before visiting ANY business during a pandemic) you might see something like this:

If you click on the ABOUT tab, this is what you see:

In fact, even if you click on the PRODUCTS tab you should get the message that appointments are required.

On Our Front Door

If you didn’t bother to call, or check our website, or check our google page before leaving your house, we have signage on our door that also indicates the policy:


While it is unfortunate that some people arrive at our store unaware that this has been our policy since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, there isn’t much else we can do to make people aware of this policy.

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Ship to Store Option

Orders placed through this website may be shipped to your home or business. Some items may also be shipped to our southwest Calgary store for in-store pickup.

We also offer a special SHIP TO STORE option for people purchasing the following items:

  1. shoes
  2. racquet bags


If you see a shoe you are interested in, but want to try it on before committing to purchasing it, you may order it online and choose SHIP TO STORE. Once it arrives in-store, you will be notified so that you can go to the store and try it on.

If it does not fit or if you decide not to purchase it for any reason, it will be refunded.

Racquet Bags

We offer the same option for racquet bags. Simply order online and choose SHIP TO STORE.

You will be notified when it is ready for pickup. If you decide it is not right for you, the order will be canceled and refunded.


Please note that this option does not apply to engraved or customized items. Once items are engrave or customized, they cannot be returned.