Which badminton shoes have the thinnest soles? I am looking to spend up to $150 internet price for a pair of shoes. The reasons I am looking for a pair of shoes with the thinnest soles possible is: 1) Better stability/control. I feel my footwork comes to life when playing on a pair of runners which naturally have thins soles. Of course, I cannot use runners to play because of durability, cushioning, and grip factors. 2) My knees can handle it! I am only 18 years old, so minimal cushioning is A-okay for my body, no matter how much jumping i perform per game. 3) Thin soled shoes are generally lighter. Also, one more question: I suspect that there are shoes to practice with that increase badminton footwork, but not to be used during gameplay? Say, basketball shoes, because they are tall/heavier (which means I must be quicker and stay balanced)? Okay, thanks for the advice guys. I am new to this forum and plan on using it for badminton equipment reference.