Tuff Toe

Applying toe-dip to a curling shoe

During a curling delivery the trailing (hack) leg can produce such significant drag that it can impact the ability of the curler to achieve an optimal window of velocity during the slide, and hence can impact both the speed and accuracy of the curling stone. Consequently many curling shoes arrive from the manufacturer (Asham, Balance Plus) with a toe coating on the hack shoe, made from a tough, hard resin that has a much