Laken Litman, USA Today, August 11, 2015
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In fact it’s so hot right now that Allen High School cornerback Anthony Taylor’s shoes melted at practice this week. Literally melted.
According to the Dallas Morning News, coach Tom Westerberg said melting shoes in the Texas heat doesn’t happen often, but he’s seen it before. He also noted Taylor’s shoe could have already been worn down.
Still, this shoe is unwearable. The team plays on synthetic turf, which can get significantly hotter than natural grass — sometimes a 35-55 degree difference. That would mean Monday, where it was 106 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the field could have been about 141-161 degrees.