I throw sidearm off the tee a lot, and I (unfortunatly) hit the teepad with my left foot (I'm a southpaw) when I release. I go through a new pair of shoes every 4 months because I tear the sole off the front of my shoe, then rip through the toebox. Anyone suggest a shoe that has a very well made rubber front?
If you aren't especially worried about the good look of your shoes you could go out and get something like this plastic toe guard.
I am sure if you look around you might find some cheaper/better/whatever. I just remembered these from browsing an Eastbay catalog a while back.