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DinkALot's Shoe & Insole Review

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by DinkAlot, Jun 28, 2007.

  1. squallyeo

    squallyeo Regular Member

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    Dear panda, may i know which victor shoes r closest to yonex SHB 100 ltd? SH8600 ace or SH9000 ace or other shoe? thx
     
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    Thanks Dink and demolidor for your input! I managed to grab a pair of the Gel Volley Elites. They look great and performed well on their first appearance on the court.
     
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    What's the thickness difference between Max and Original? I am thinking about getting Max but I am not sure if it will increase the risk of injury (if it's too high off the ground)
     
  4. DinkAlot

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    Thickness difference is minimal. The Max are a bit thicker but nothing dramatic.

    There is minimal risk for injury as the Max are still low to the ground, just a bit stiffer and more supportive than the Original.
     
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    Law'd oh jeez, these babies cost a mere $60 over here. Is $27 about the best price in the US? Shipping has gone up at least $5 this year for 1st Class so $17 is probably a fair price on that end these days ...

    I guess they don't even use the name Spenco here but instead is sold as IronMan Total Support Max Premium which should help me get more search results :eek: ...
     
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    I've got quite a few of these Max for my kids, my relatives, and my friends and they all love them. Too bad they don't deliver to Canada due to Spenco Canada distributor rights, but it's not that hard to just cross the border to pick them up from a US post office.
     
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    They who? They are $27 on eBay and free US shipping but I doubt they will have a problem shipping to Canada ;) ($11 shipping to Vancouver)
     
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    Great! Now it's available
    on eBay too and cheaper too, with delivery to Canada. I used to get them from Amazon which is more restrictive in region.
     
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    I'm going to resurrect this thread to ask about the durability of the Spenco Total Support insole. How long have you guys been able to use one pair?
     
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    I would say the Max is more durable as it has more cushioning. The Regular I had would develop wear and tear at the metatarsal after 6 months, wheras the Max is still going on strong after 9 months.
     
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    That's a good price, but those are regular, not max. For max, Chicago Medical Supplies on Amazon is $30 us with free shipping, last time I purchased few wks ago.
     
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    anybody tried the Spenco GRF-Ground reaction force?

    They say its for basketball, but what it claims seems to benefit badminton as well.. more specifically, higher jumps and prevent ankle sprains etc.
     
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    hello great comparision guide, i noticed it is a bit out of date now- whats the equivalent now of Yonex SHB-100-LE and 100-MX? im looking for shoes with the best possible court grip and comfort!
     
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    The top lining is quite slippery which might strain your anterior lower leg muscle quicker
     
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    Thank you very much for your recommendation!
    Got the IRONMAN TOTAL SUPPORT.
    Have a mid grade plantar fasciitis for quite a few month now.
    The first steps after driving home from a 2/3 hour session was painful with the stock insoles.
    The Ironmans fits perfect into the Victor A920s.
    No comparison to the stock insoles.
     
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    Update: if you're looking for other alternatives...

    Sof Sole's Airr Orthotic is excellent for a medium stiff feel. It's not as rigid as the Super Feet, provides excellent cushioning and is a thicker insole.
    https://sofsole.com/product/Airr_Orthotic

    Sof Sole's Athlete is excellent for a softer feel. Medium thickness, stable, very forgiving, very inexpensive, ~$15 on Amazon.
    https://sofsole.com/product/Athlete
     
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    Would like to get my first pair of badminton shoe , any recommendations which should to get? Prefer mid range prices
     
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    SHB65.
     
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    SHB02 is my personal favourite, very stable shoe.
     

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