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01-27-2014, 06:56 PM #1
Adidas feather team shoes... Help needed
Hi... I want a review of following Adidas shoes before I buy them. Has anyone used them before, are they any good for badminton? Pls help out, following is the link
01-27-2014, 09:03 PM #2
For badminton, why would you want to use shoes designed for tennis?
It's not as if there is a shortage of shoes designed for badminton, is it?
01-27-2014, 11:52 PM #3
01-28-2014, 02:36 AM #4
01-28-2014, 04:49 AM #5
02-01-2014, 08:22 PM #6
This Adidas feather team shoes have special torsion System which is an arch system in the midfoot creates stability across the length of the shoe. The torsion system helps control the foot during twisting motions, without preventing the movement.
02-02-2014, 04:01 AM #7
They are suitable for indoors yes, whether they are good for badminton is another matter but for that price it can't hurt to test (unless of course the grip is poor and you injure yourself ^^). "Team" models are budget versions of the good/top models ...
Whatever you do: don't use the amazon link posted by brandicted. Way too overpriced and for only $15 the same seller sells the top version. Same model as linked to selling in UK for 52GBP incl. VAT (which of course get's deducted for non-EU buyers making them 44GBP/$72USD vs $115; not factoring in shipping)
As for Adidas getting serious about badminton: I still don't see anything special about the BT Feather.
Here is the new Feather Elite 2 "handball" shoe which is practically a carbon copy. And of course the older Elite version was marketed as the "badminton" model in Japan (and the BT Feather and this Elite 2 still use that same outer sole as the original).
Last edited by demolidor; 02-02-2014 at 04:15 AM.
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02-02-2014, 04:20 AM #8
Of course I must add that there is another specific line for handball whereas these were first presented as the badminton shoe (BT) as well as the older Elite was listed as the badminton shoe in the Olympic lineup before Adidas Badminton even existed.
The Elite 2 is not a "new new" model by the way, already out last year, but "new Elite" model.
Last edited by demolidor; 02-02-2014 at 04:24 AM.
02-02-2014, 04:41 AM #9
What the heck is this new adware cr*p?!? Apologize to brandicted for thinking of spam links (must've been cause of the username )
Back to the original question: the main issue will be whether the rubber is good enough quality for good grip on these cheaper models. Of course it wholely depends on the level of intensity you play it whether or not you need the best of the best ...
Sidestepping one more time just to show off this (now I get why one shop has it lised as "black/neon orange"; from the picture above it looks nothing but red ... must be that infrared again )
Last edited by demolidor; 02-02-2014 at 04:43 AM.