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DinkALot's Shoe & Insole Review

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

  1. Happy_Daniel

    Happy_Daniel Regular Member

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    Where would I find the super insoles =?
     
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    Looking at the chart... In order of comfort (with stock insoles):
    100MX < 99MX < 99LE... Where would the 100LE fit in?
     
  3. DinkAlot

    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    In order of comfort:
    1) 99-LE
    2) 99-MX

    A noticeable margin between the 99 and 100 but not a big deal. Minor between the 99s.

    3) 100-LE
    4) 100-MX


    In order for performance:

    1) 100-LE
    2) 100-MX

    A significant margin between the 100 and 99, a moderate to big deal. Minor between the 100s.

    3) 99-LE
    4) 99-MX


    Overall:

    1) 100-LE
    2) 100-MX

    A significant margin between the 100 and 99, a moderate to big deal. Minor between the 100s.

    3) 99-LE
    4) 99-MX


    I still have two pairs of 99LEs. I just use them for walking now. :p
     
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    Whaoh its nearly 40$ for a pair of sfb or sfg. Is it really worth it? Im about 15 and about to get a new pair of shoes (shb 71). Is adding the extra 40$ worth the money by making the shoe last longer?

    oh and btw, after a baddy shoe is no longer usuable, can you still use a superfeet in another shoe?, or will the superfeet have alreadey broken too?
     
  5. bolts

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    anyone ever tried these?

    Just out of curiosity is anyone familiar with or has anyone tried kawasaki shoes?

    Ran into some on Ebay but I had never heard of them before and they seem to have one model that's looks to be a clone of the shb-100..

    ebaylink

    Is it indeed similar?

    Can we fund a pair for dink to review?? :p

    Let's see ...divided by 5.....would be....anyone??


    bolts
     
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    Why isn't this stickied??????
     
  7. jhirata

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    All of Master DinkALot's reviews should be stickied :p
     
  8. bolts

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    ashaway shoes?

    I've been using ashaway 5500 shoes for over a year now.

    The other day I was at the local shop here in Montreal checking out shoes for sizing purposes to order some online and the guy there told me the ashaways are really robust and supportive shoes and that they mostly recommend them for heavier players. The only drawback is it's at the expense of added weight although the new amps model is lighter.

    Just thought I'd throw that bit of information into the mix... some of the heavier *cough*(sirdinkalot)*cough* players might want to try them out ;)

    I also recently put in a pair of insoles... conform'able is the brand.. they cost $80 but i got them on clearance at $18 and they made a huge improvement... there is noticeably less shock on the knees...

    They are really robust well made shoes.

    On another note I ordered a pair of adidas stabil 7 (black) while the ashaways are still functinonal so I can compare the 2 ....and also a couple of pairs of superfeet blue...(thanks dink!:rolleyes:)


    Just my 2 cents....

    bolts
     
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    I just bought a pair of Ashaway 5500 as well, for partly the same reason i.e. I easily fall into the "heavier players" category.

    The other reason is that I have what is sometimes referred to as "flat feet", and Yonex shoes and most other badminton shoes have too narrow a fit around the arch area.

    Dink, can you comment on the widths of the shoes that you've reviewed? Are there specific ones that would work better for players with wider feet?

    I used to use Nike Multicourt IVs, but they've long since discontinued those.

    These Ashaway 5500 that I found are the only ones so far that seem to have a very wide fit. I also bought a pair of Ashaway 3500s to try out (the difference between the two is the 5500 has more leather, while the 3500 is more of a mesh construction and therefore lighter).

    I plan to try both shoes out over the next few weeks, and add Superfeet insoles depending on how they feel (to me).

    I would welcome suggestions on any other current shoes that would be suitable for heavier badminton players with a wide feet.
     
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    adidas stabil 7

    Wll I tried out the stabil 7s last night and I'm very happy with them. Very nice support and very sticky on wood floors.

    The heel is very low with the stabil 7s and although the sole feels wider i think it's the fact that the feet are lower making the shoe feel more stable.

    I'm very happy with them so far.... no breaking in period and they felt great all night long.

    They also look great and I haven't seen anyone else wearing them.

    Just waiting on the superfeet blue now...


    bolts
     
  11. nummertwente

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    Hey, where did you manage to find them in Canada? I've been curious to try the the Stabil 7 for a while.
     
  12. DinkAlot

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    Thanks, I just try my best to provide as much information as I can. :)
     
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    If the shoe is that good already, Super Feet may not be needed.

    I may have to try the Stabil 7. :D

     
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    I got them here: http://www.courtsidesports.com/stor...tabil-7-561946-Men's-Indoor-Court-Shoes-10--/

    I usually get stuff shipped to a US address I have and drive down to pick it up but the prices are really good from these guys so I just got them from them.... I was going to wait but they were out of stock on so many site that I was looking at I bit the bullet and just got them .... and I just checked today and my size is out of stock now! ...woulda been banging my head so i made the right move after all...

    For the record I have pretty average feet and I'm 5'11" and I weight around 180 lbs...

    The stabil 7s feel great with the stock insole and the 5500 ashaways felt better with the conformable insoles I've tried in them. Although they did raise the heel somewhat the fit was better, at least for my feet.

    bolts
     
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    DinkAlot dcbadminton
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    Ok...

    ...you tempted me with the Adidas Stabil 7 and I ordered a pair from Squash Gear. They have free shipping on orders over $50.00. I've ordered stuff from them in the past and they have always been great:

    http://www.squashgear.com/adst7meshbl.html


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    adidas stabil 7

    Great!.... now I won't have to get a pair of SHB-100s to see how the 2 compare! :D

    Or maybe I'll get a pair after all depending on your review!:cool:

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    Adidas Stabil 7

    So I found the Stabil 7's for an incredible price locally ($69.99 CDN, reg $119.99), but unfortunately, they didn't fit too well for me.

    They seem to run big... I'm usually a 9.5 in most Adidas, but with the Stabil 7's there was considerable length in the toebox... the arch was a bit long, so it wasn't hitting me in the right place when I removed the insoles and stuck my SuperFeet Green. The curvature of the shoe itself made the SuperFeet feel off. I wish I could've tried a pair in 9 (could've made a big difference), but they didn't have them.

    But they're its a very nice shoe nonetheless with good cushioning and lateral support. And they have microbial protection to prevent stink :p

    FYI, I ended up picking up a pair of Adidas Big Roar 3 for $30 CDN (reg $79.99)... looked like a fairly basic shoe, but surprisingly supportive when combined with SFG and properly fitted.
     
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    Did you buy the right size for the SFG? You could get a bigger size then cut it down to make it fit well into the shoe.
     
  20. nummertwente

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    Yup, I've had these SFG for a year now, but as you probably know, the SFG has a lot of support via a plastic cup type of thing, so whenever I find shoes with a too narrow midfoot or an uneven footbed (ie. too much or a pre-formed arch) then they tend not to fit.

    I always take out the original insole of the shoes before trying the SFG in.

    The Stabil 7's were also interesting because they had a pre-curved type of shape which cant be seen in the online photos. What I mean is that the heel is normal, then the midfoot is narrow and then the forefoot curves inward, kinda like a 'C' shape. I've had shoes like this before, but the Stabil 7's were very noticable.

    I was pretty gutted when they didn't fit because I really like the white/black/gold version. If only I could track down a 9 at that price...:(
     
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