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    Default What is the proper way to wear shoes/trainers?

    What i normally do is i wear half a size larger than my feet and wear thick sports socks to a cushion and to create grip/stop feet sliding inside the shoe, but it wears off the shoe very quick for some reason

    I've been told to wear the same size as the feet, but it hurts my feet

    What am i doing wrong? or is it the shoe's problem?

    About me and shoe:
    - (UK)size 7.5 feet and use size 8 shoes
    - When i lunge for some shots, i put heel first then the toes like how i've been taught, i don't slide about, unless forced
    - My feet aren't growing anymore
    - Shoe - Hi-Tech Squash Classic (i love them, even if they're not for badminton, haha)
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    Badminton shoes should give a snug fit, to protect the ankles particularly during instances when the player has to lunge/stretch before making a shot. Wearing anything larger than your size is, I think, somewhat foolhardy and one can be prone to injury. It's not just the fit of the soles I'm talking about but also the support one gets around the ankles. Yonex makes some of the tightest shoes around but they are designed to stretch over time and will eventually provide a good cushioning fit and offer a lot of protection. I would not skimp on a good pair of shoes, particularly since wearing the wrong pair can potentially result in long term injury.

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    Agree...you have to give your shoes a "break in" phase...do not buy half a size larger than your shoe size. I have two pair's of what i call break-in socks. they are quite thin but durable. whenever i buy a pair of badminton shoe, i used them first for about the first three to four sessions. afterwards, the shoes will stretch a bit, and i can use my regular sports socks....
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    speaking of breaking in badminton shoes, whenever i buy a new pair, i wear them around the house for a few days before i even wear them to play on the court...

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    think on top of what the rest said, you should also pull your laces tight. My personal preference is to pull it real tight before I step on court.

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    yes, definitely YY shoes are the best. Soft, light and excellent grip inside and outside... But not as durable, like Mizuno

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    oh i see, i only wear half a size larger, because when i was little, my dad always tells me that my feet will keep growing until puberty stops, but even when my feet had stopped growing like a few years ago, I've still stuck to what my dad taught me haha, but thanks to you guys and your advice i now know what to do

    Many thanks

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