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New Winex Badminton Shoes

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Winex West Can, Jul 19, 2002.

  1. Winex West Can

    Winex West Can Regular Member

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    Winex is in the process of releasing a new shoe model. I haven't got too much details yet but will be getting a pair for evaluation (pretty good timing as I was in the market for another pair of badminton shoes) :D :D

    The new model is CF-909 Thunder Bird. According to the info, the shoe is manufactured in China in a factory which is also the OEM for Nike, Yonex and Reebok.
     

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    Pict of the sole
     

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    Wow, they look a very nice shoe! How much are they?

    Matt
     
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    Very nice shoes ... Are they for men or women? Let us know how they are. If they are good, that'd make my Xmas gift shopping this year easier.
     
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    The orange part of the sole looks like CHEESE!!....:p
    But if the price is right, I wouldn't mind buying a pair to try them out.
     
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    Ok la..

    Looks are decent more towards plain. The colour is more suitable for women. I believe we call this colour "how por" blue. :) Or for better translation "horny woman blue." Nothing against any women posters here on BC. That is the direct translation from Cantonese to English.
     
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    Re: Ok la..

    ???? :confused: ????

    Dont know blue = horny, and never knew chinese indicates any blue colors as HP blue. I know pink does.
     
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    I don't know how much the shoes will be selling for as it is brand new and I just got this as an advanced notification.

    Didn't know that the blue used is being referred to as "horny woman" blue. I thought the colours are pretty nice.

    Zero, you are right, the yellow/orange parts of the sole looks like swiss cheese :D

    They are available in all sizes and for both men and women.
     
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    That's a HK slang, but it accurately describes the color! As soon as one says it, everybody would immediately know what color one is talking about!

    :D
     
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    Got the shoes

    The shoes came in today so I get to do an evaluation.

    The blue is a lot darker than the one shown in the pictures. I am also waiting for more information on the materials used and the shoes are pretty light.

    This is what I have been told so far. The shoes are manufactured by the same factory that did Nike, Reebok and Yonex. The sole pattern is from Yonex (no patent) and is supplied by the factory.

    The shoes are supposed to be comparable to the Yonex SHB-80
     
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    Pretty nice shoes. Especially if the actual blue is a little darker. I wish I knew somewhere that sold Winex shoes here in Toronto. I am guessing that they'd be cheaper than Yonex shoes.
     
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    Shoes are a little more difficult to distribute as the sizes varies. If there are enough interest for the folks in Canada, I might be able to special order the shoes with the proper sizes.

    Reynar,
    Hopefully before too long, there will be a retailer in Toronto who will be carrying the Winex line of products.
     
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    Winex West Canada, there is a store that sells some of the racquets but they don't seem to have any on display or in stock.

    Oh well.:)
     
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    Winex West Canada, there is a store that sells some of the racquets but they don't seem to have any on display or in stock.

    Oh well.
     
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    Reynar,
    You are talking about Lee's Badminton, right?

    Jennifer gets her stock from Hong Kong and is not an authorized Winex retailer and as such the warranty on the racquets is not recognized within Canada.
     
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    WWC, what is the warranty and what exactly does it cover?
     
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    Manufacturer's warranty on the racquets is quite standard. Six months against manufacturer's defects.
     
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    That's good to know. Thanks. Not that I have the money to buy a new racquet anytime soon.
     
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    ok guys... let's send someone to Taiwan and grab some of those nice shoes and winex racket. I know Taiwan sells winex in a very decent price :D
     
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    Re: Got the shoes

    I am posting this here as well on badminton central under review just to complete this post.

    I have had the shoes for over a month now (around 5 weeks).

    Quality - the workmanship and quality of the shoes on initial inspection seems to be very good. Nothing that would stands out as being sloppy (e.g. stitching not straight, incomplete, etc). The top is made up of two materials, leather and the breathable canvass/mesh material. The insole is foam-based with a gel like substance underneath the heel area. The sole is rubber backed onto a layer of carbon fibres (similar to Yonex SHB-80).

    Support - initially I was uncomfortable with the low cut (was wearing a mid cut shoes previously) but have since then gotten used to the low cut feeling. Support of the feet is pretty good. The ankle support is quite stiff and the toes (sides) are nice and firm.

    Performance - grip on floor is pretty nice although I have found some gyms slippery because of the dust. Have to wipe the soles on a wet towel to retain the grip on those floors.

    Overall - i like the shoes.
     

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