An inner sole shaped device that is attached to the front sole of a softball shoe to extend the toe of the shoe does not comply with the NFHS Softball Rules. The device alters the manufacture’s design of the shoe (1-8-5; 3-2-10) which is a required piece of equipment (3-2-11). It is not a device that has been approved by the NFHS Softball Rules Committee (1-8-1). If presented, this device should be ruled as illegal equipment and shall be removed before participation is allowed (3-6-1).
The use of such a device does not allow the pitcher to adequately meet the spirit of the pitching rule that governs the action of the pivot foot while pitching the ball (6-1-2c). This device does not meet the spirit and intent of this rule. Use the link below to see the non compliant device.