Just out of curiosity, what's your wt, ht, and shoe size?
Yes, I think that plays a very big part.
200 lb, 5'11" and size 10.5 USA
- trying to get down to 170 lb
Please note my other Victor shoes have been used for now 1 year 4 months with 3-5 sessions per week at 3 hours each session. Been replacing insoles only and definitely worn on the bottom so they became slippery but no ripped anywhere.
ordered through MBS for the first time, and it finally arrived (i'm in CA, US).
i was little hesitant to buy it from overseas, but delivery was quicker than i expected. packaging wasn't all that great but this is not a fragile item in any means so i can let that go. i quickly tried one side on for fit so i can't give any reviews. i had yonex top of the line shoe(forgot the model name) for past 3 years and had no problem until sole started to wear out in the shape of my toe and feet. and then one side got ripped 3 weeks ago, and it was time for new pair of shows. while yonex fit perfectly, sh-lyd Q didn't feel like it was a perfect/comfortable fit with my quick try this morning. it felt little narrower and longer than yonex. external material (from the quick glimpse) was not as impressive as it looked in pictures. i'm not all together putting negative reviews at all, but sharing my first impression.
in any case, this is the shoe i wanted for a while now and i'm so excited to try it out tonight. will give better reviews after i break them in.
Interesting thought. I certsibly didnt find them longer or wider. I found the LYD to be a tighter fit but the same length as my 8500E both 265mm. I also recently got a pair of 8500D half a size smaller at 260mm and they still aren't as tight a fit as the LYD.
I have to say I have only used mine less than 20 times, and I'm starting to get some wear on the inside of my non-racquet foot shoe. I know it's because I drag my non-racquet foot to lunge but with my previous shoes there is a bit of a "bumper" on the sole that prevents this.
The SHLYD doesn't have enough of a "bumper" so if you're like me and tend to drag one leg during lunges... beware!
Having said that, I love these shoes, they're probably the best I've had and I love the pink!
I too found them narrower fit than 9000ACE or 9100 or A850, which were all fine with my wide feet.
OT: Funny bro. I tried the A850 in my usual 265mm size and hated the shoe. The fit was so tight that I hated it. But then again I disliked it's lack of a proper support brace like the claw or lateral support system.
Back on topic: Been watching the Denmark Open. Looks like Kim Ha Na is giving the shoe a try too hoho