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First shoes - ok?

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by iLikePie, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. iLikePie

    iLikePie New Member

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    hi everyone,

    well i've been reading HEAPS of threads about shoes, because i've been playing in old runners, and i know thats a really bad idea. Problem is, i live in australia (where we can't really buy baddy stuff easily) and i'm also not that good (so i don't want to spend hundreds of dollars if i can help it, though i'm not going to be stingy).

    so i went to my local sportsmart (which is one of the only places that has court shoes at all) and they only had about 7 models, one of which was a badminton-specific shoe (a Yonex something, but it didn't fit me well).

    i ended up getting some Prince court shoes - they were wide enough (i don't have narrow feet, the Mizuno court shoes were a bit squishy) and they are court shoes which is obviously better than runners.

    is there any way to tell if they'll be good or not? since its my first pair i don't know what to look for, but they fit well and are quite comfy. I had to pay AU$100 which is about $75US but that was the 2nd cheapest pair as well!!!

    here's a photo of them, don't know if you can tell anything about them from it, but i'm feeling a little insecure that i may have bought bad ones! I wish i could order over the net but i think without trying them on its a bit foolish.

    thanks a LOT!
    - stu
     

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  2. Scott Kam

    Scott Kam Regular Member

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    It looks quite nice. Looking forward to your review on them:)
     
  3. chessymonkey

    chessymonkey Regular Member

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    these looks just fine espeically if u r just switching from runners
    a good pair of normal court shoe should get the job done.
    It should give u the proper grip and the sole is lower
    reducing yr risk to sprint an ankle.
    As u graduatly improve and the sport is getting more and more intense
    u will naturally want more outta the shoe and u will know when's
    a right time to invest in a more hardcore badminton shoes..
    Just like how ppl will gear toward more advanced rackets in time.
    But i believe these one will serve u well for a good long time
     
  4. iLikePie

    iLikePie New Member

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    hi guys, thanks for the replies.

    i actually just swapped them for some SHB-68's.

    the reason is that while those ones DID fit pretty well and seem ok, i thought it's probably better to get a badminton-specific shoe if i can, and i found a little racquetsports shop that had 4 models, and the 68s fit well (and were only $70 instead of the $100 i had spent).

    but thanks anyway.

    (i guess there won't be a review for these after all!).
     

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