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Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Sgbad, Mar 28, 2008.
Just bought my first Asics shoes early this month.
Can't wait to test these out....after my (still mysterious) calf injury is healed
Nice! Where did you get them? They are different from BT Feather. What are they?
Those are actually the BT feather
They're sold as handball shoes here (handball-Markt.de)
On Sunday, I sold this shoe because I am not comfortable with the size.
Today, I bought this shoe again with the right size. For info, I bought at Etakoh (Pertama Complex) for RM260. I try to look for silver/red colour but no size.
Hey, I am wondering whats the difference when comparing SHB-86s and SHB-F1LTD, looking for light weight badminton shoes. However I have wide feet, and I notice yonex shoes runs a bit narrow, it that right?
Hey, I am wondering how does the SHB-86LTD feel? I'm currently considering getting either that or the SHB-F1LTD. Which would you recommend?
P.s. I have wide feet.
Hi! I have test bouth off them, and also have wide feets! Have to say, for wide feets is SHB-86ltd a perfect choise! SHB-F1ltd is an extreme shoe and verry light, but no support so you will get tired in your feets mutch faster... Over all, just my opinion!!!
you mean both, feet, choice, shoes, very, and much, right? lol.
Thanks you Mr spelling-nazi Shoe was actually right, you know Although it's funny how Germans and Swedes make pretty much the same mistakes in English
Is the Victor SH9000ACE really that good?
I don't see it on the website.
Speaking about Handball shoes, any comment on the Adipower Stabils as badminton shoes?
Called 'Feather Elite' in Germany. But it really is the BT Feather. But adidas thought a handball shoe would sell better than a badminton shoe, so they re-labeled it...can't say they're wrong, though, as most German badminton players follow the simple philosophy of 'Yonex must know how to build a great shoe, after all they're badminton specialists'. It's insane how prejudiced some ppl are in that regard - and how often I get comments on my shoes like "Are those any good? Oh no, they're Victor. Never mind.".
There's a thread for Victor SH9000ACE.
Got these two babies the other day. Haven't tried them out yet though but will soon!
I've never seen those Feather Elites. I was just in the Adidas store here in Melbourne today, and the only 'feather' shoe in there is this one -
I'd use those in a heartbeat. Actually they look like they use the same basic philosophy as my beloved Nike Kobe VI's.
What I don't think people don't realise, is that most badminton shoes don't seem to have been scaled up properly. If say you're over a size 10, I'd recommend you at least try a few other brands on, from shoes in related arenas. Badminton is not that unique when it comes to basic shoe requirements, a whole heap of it is pure marketing. The fact of the matter, is that other companies jumped on the 'low profile, light weight' bandwagon long before the badminton companies did. They're finally there, but something like the Nike Kobe is up to version EIGHT - many, many iterations ahead of even Yonex' best shoe.
So just get out there and live a little, be adventurous!
Looks like the adizero prime to me....
Yeah, there should be a few shoes usable for badminton, although it'll depend on the player. Different players have different needs, and some non-specific shoes lack in a certain area. For example, the Asics Gel Blade 3 is very popular with badminton players around here, but I can't wear it. It's pure murder on my ankle joints - whenever I wear them for more than a casual knockaround, I can schedule 3 days of rest, sometimes more.
Anyhow, badminton shoes have -generally speaking- less of those weak areas as they're specifically tailored towards badminton needs, mostly offering great side support and decent dampening.
Of course I've never even touched the Kobes so I have absolutely no idea what I'm missing
My feather elites (new size) should arrive today or tomorrow. Excited to test them out, although I might wait until after this weekend's tournament to really put them through the paces.
Those are probably the Adizero Feather tennis shoes ... (adiZero Feather II apparently)
So, different size for you? Bigger?
Had a chance to try on the Blade 3, was one size too small but going one size up it would probably still be on the narrow side for me. So pass on those as well
Now that the exchange rate with the Yen is back to being favourable, probably time to get those 4E models from Japan (probably Wave Fang Wide, though can't find a difference between the old and new colour other than the colour; new colour looks more like a ladies version in comparison )
Although I have often used handball models in the past with no issues so certain models might be a local alternative still ...