I think they look great! Especially the 86. They've also done a recolour of the VTZF, as I know you said you didn't like the original one. Picture on the Yonex website isn't zoomed in enough though, so I'm not sure if I like it or not. Doesn't look too great though :L
Can anyone tell me how padded these shoes are? I have a pair of old yonex top end shoes 2/3 yrs old and especially on the bit that you pull back to get your foot in (the flap) there is no padding there what so ever. Also how much padding is around the ankle area? Is it thick and cushiony or really stiff and solid? The problem I have atm is that my asics running shoes are way more comfortable than my victor shoes - SH8500. Does the fact that these don't have a lateral claw improve their comfort?
The so-called SHB-F1 LTD 'Olympic' edition shoes are here. In terms of looks, I much prefer this pair than the normal SHB-F1 LTD which I think a tad too plain and dull. Looking at the actual product gives one a much better perspective. Most times actual view is better but sometimes promotional pictures do embellish the actual product.
Attachment 120649 Scientifically contoured, the Ergoshape provides more comfort and stability in the forefoot and toe area of the shoe.
Attachment 120650 The Lateral Claw construction stabilizes the sides of the feet to prevent lateral movement upon landing. This transfers more power into the next step.
Attachment 120651 The 'Y Symbol' design covers from the heel to the instep area providing an improved support capability to the shoes.
Attachment 120652 The YONEX Power Cushion effectively absorbs shock then reverses the impact energy for smooth transfer into the next movement. Compared with urethane, the YONEX Power cushion construction provides 3 times more shock absorbing power.
Attachment 120653 The YONEX Round Sole is designed to provide all-around support for quick and smooth footwork. The Round Sole integrated into the forefoot and heel of the shoe minimize power loss, ensuring smooth movements the transfer of maximum energy into successive movements
Attachment 120661 The YONEX Round Sole is designed to provide all-around support for quick and smooth footwork. The Round Sole integrated into the forefoot and heel of the shoe minimize power loss, ensuring smooth movements the transfer of maximum energy into successive movements