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    What would be the best badminton shoes for wide and flat feet. I am size 6.5 US mens 4e (W) wide. Since it is difficult to get a 6.5 wide, I go for size 7 . In the past this has led to all sorts of problems. I am wondering if there is a good wide shoes available.<br>Also, I have never actually got a badminton shoes, my current one is a ASCIS GEL size 7. but I am actually thinking of getting a good badminton shoes - Yonex or Victor or anyone with similar requirement having good comfort. I am in United states and it is not easy to try out some real badminton shoes - mostly it would have to be ordered online.<br><br>Please help

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    There are two issues:

    For the wide feet, I used to use Mizunos. I haven't looked at the range recently but they used to market some of their badminton shoes for 'wide feet'. I agree, it've very difficult to feel comfortable with the size. I also wear some ankle supports so usually I need half a size bigger.

    For the flat feet, foot prosthetics are the answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    There are two issues:

    For the wide feet, I used to use Mizunos. I haven't looked at the range recently but they used to market some of their badminton shoes for 'wide feet'. I agree, it've very difficult to feel comfortable with the size. I also wear some ankle supports so usually I need half a size bigger.

    For the flat feet, foot prosthetics are the answer
    Not foot prosthetics... foot orthotics...

    I know as I also have flat feet... I use orthotics in my Yonex SC5EX and SHB2000EX. They are 3E widths but I find that they're wide enough once you have orthotics supporting your medial arches.

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    I have found my current pair of Victor fit my 2E feet better than the top end Yonex that I had. But every model and even individual pairs are different so you really have to try them out. Some standard width shoes fit like 2E while some 2E are quite narrow. 2 pairs of the same model can have different fit too. One thing for certain, do get badminton shoes for badminton. I used to wear running shoes, sneakers and basketball shoes for badminton and I could not move at all. My feet were under more stress than they should too.

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    I recently bought the Victor 8100C which are pretty wide. You could have some trouble finding them though because it's an old model but I'm sure there is a follow-up model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phili View Post
    I recently bought the Victor 8100C which are pretty wide. You could have some trouble finding them though because it's an old model but I'm sure there is a follow-up model.
    Possibly the new SH9000ACE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by visor View Post
    Not foot prosthetics... foot orthotics...

    I know as I also have flat feet... I use orthotics in my Yonex SC5EX and SHB2000EX. They are 3E widths but I find that they're wide enough once you have orthotics supporting your medial arches.
    Whhoops thanks for correction.

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    Thanks all for your suggestions- Much appreciated

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    As a postscript, shuttle-house.jp has the new SHB-82W for sale in all sizes. Rather expensive ($130US) , but at least they are classified as wide.
    (That being said, the SHB-80W weren't hugely wide- but comfortable enough for my seal flippers!)

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    yeah, the shb-82w has a mid cut version too. perfect to fit your foot orthotics without you falling over and twisting your ankle

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    hm...any suggestion to buy foot orthotics in malaysia...??..

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    you can get it almost any health shop/pharmacy like watsons or guardian or you regular shoe shop. they range from 50-200 though.

    i dun have flat feet but i use them the Fleet gel insole for rm30 so that my feet have better push off compared to using normal yonex or asics insoles.

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    I have similar trouble. I am a size 10.5 with wide feet. I bought a pair of Victor 8100C from a shop in the Bay Area (racketsupply.com). It was $85. They fit me very well. In other shoes, my feet felt scrunched. Prior to that, I was wearing Reebok court shoes.
    I have played around 15-20 hours so far in these shoes and they are very comfortable.
    I tried the spenco original (medium) insole but it screwed my right foot up. so, I went back to the stock insole that came with the shoe and it is very comfortable.
    In other reviews and conversations with Sir Dink-a-lot, the most recommended shoe was Victor 9000ACE. however, I could not find it in store in my size. I am still a big believer of trying on a shoe before buying it.

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    Try Yonex SHB-102.
    It fits my wide feet pretty well (better than any other yonex shoes I wore)

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