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Show us your badminton shoes!

Discussion in 'Clothing & Footwear' started by Sgbad, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. Maklike Tier

    Maklike Tier Regular Member

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    Well that's it - I remain thoroughly convinced that concepts such as 'side support' and 'decent damping' are not the only realm of badminton shoes, and remain predominantly in the realm of marketing. I mean, most 'badminton players' would look at those Adifeather II and the Kobes and go 'Where's the sideways support?" but they're so psychologically engaged with the meme of having those 'fangs' that project up from the sole on the outside of the typical badminton shoe, that's what they think makes badminton 'special' and other shoes 'inferior'.

    No testing the validity of these memes of course - so much easier just to 'buy in'.

    Anyhoo....yes, don't try new equipment at tournaments. That's one rule I won't mind if you don't break ;)
     
  2. smidsy1985

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    These are mine

    I Have the GREAT Yonex SHB 01 MX, and I love them!!
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    Loving the colorway of this pair
     
  4. amarbuzz

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    where to find ASICS SENSEI 4 in malaysia
     
  5. cristanjoshua

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    i have been looking for this on US online stores but I cannot find one. Please help!
     
  6. Kanuki

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    Nowhere. The Malaysia distributor didn't bring in this model.
     
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    I am changing my badminton shoes; I was using my badminton shoes from the http://www.orthoticshop.com which are really walking supporter but now I think I should change my shoes which will be really helpful for me to badminton .
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  8. j4ckie

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    Only if you have next to no lateral movement. Those shoes are really not a great choice for badminton or any sport with quick changes of direction and lateral movement - the sole is high (making the foot less stable as the cushioning is softer and the lever [distance to the floor] is bigger) and the upper shoe looks kinda soft, offering less stability than it should as well.
    Of course you don't have to stick with labeled badminton shoes to play, but something designed for a sport with similar movement would be advisable (i.e. basketball shoes, light handball shoes, multi-purpose indoor shoes with good lateral support,...Volleyball shoes are generally too high and soft in my experience as there's little lateral movement).
     
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    currently on these
    even with a sprained ankle, shoes actually made the pain go away during game.
     
  10. visor

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    Agree with j4ckie. Wear proper shoes, otherwise ankle or knee sprains can occur, and sometimes one can never recover 100% from them.

    Proper shoes must be low to the ground and the sole must have a curved edge. If not, there will be a day when your ankle will regret it and then it'll be too late.
     
  11. KyleIsaiah24

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    Li-Ning Titan LTD Edition (AYTH059-1)

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    Those look gorgeous. Hope they'll sell them in Japan too.
     
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    My old shoes:

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    Yonex SHB 99MX

    My new shoes:

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    Yonex SHB F1M
     
  15. j4ckie

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    Fairly comfortable in a first session. Noticeably softer than the 9000 in both cushioning and support (not quite as rigid around the heel). Let's see how they hold up and if the initial comfort remains...
     
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    Asics Gel Cyberspeed (Red/Black)

    My old pair RIP :crying:
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    I've been using Mizuno shoes since I started playing however it already retired :-( but its not bad to try new...
    And I loved my new shoes....
    Brand: Lining :)

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    I took that picture before I start playing.... shot was not in best angle... I just got excited Im wearing my new shoes....lol!
     
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    Hi guys,

    I have been wearing mizuno shoes for years and feel like want to switch to asics brand. Can anyone recommend me which model is the best for lateral support?
     
  19. j4ckie

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    Not the Gel Blade 3, that has next to no lateral support (compared to Yonex&Victor).
     
  20. yingchai

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    what shoes are you wearing now?
     

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