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Thread: How to maintain badminton shoes?
06-22-2012, 08:32 PM #18
Lets be honest to open up ur bag n cabinets nw, tell me how many shirts n rackets u ve being flirting nw?if u can buy these n u can buy a pair of shoe ev 6mth for heavy users? Roi?
Aside ur hand which doing the smashing for u we ve forget our feet do all the running. Why can we pamper our feet?
U ve convert shoe to walking shoe when its no more good for court...
07-06-2012, 03:10 AM #19
imho it is not necessary to clean shoes (after every training? can't believe this!!), maybe cleaning the sole with some water from time to time is a good thing (i never do that. sometimes use a wet towel on court to clean the shoes in between rallies, when the court is very dusty...).
for regular players (which in my opinion starts at like 5h a week or so), shoes do not last longer than a year.
the cushioning diminishes, stability decreases, ...
do yourself a favor and change your shoes regularly. i think good shoes is even more important than rackets, cetainly morer important than clothing... (i get a new pair like twice a year or so, but i'm quite heavy fwiw...).
08-23-2012, 01:05 AM #20
Currently for my pair, I just stuff in a pack or two of those little gel silica packs to absorb the extra moisture after each session. Given that I'm in Malaysia and that my shoe closet is *somewhat* aired, I'm not worried about it being overdried. My concern would be more on not having it gradually turn from a pair of badminton shoes to a home-made, biological stink bomb (which my running shoes now unfortunately suffers).
I'm looking around where I could purchase some bamboo charcoal to place inside my shoes, heard that the bamboo charcoal could work as both a humidity regulator and odour eliminator. Would be great if anyone could give some feedback on this, if it helps I'd definitely want to get it for my running shoes too
08-23-2012, 01:34 PM #21
i use dryer sheets in my shoes and shoe compartment to fight odors. also spray lysol once in a while.
i duct tape my insoles to make them last longer. had a tear on the right small toe and got it repaired by a shoe shop for us$20.
i was into remote control cars. To increase the grip on our tires we used simple green cleaner. I used this on my old SHB 200's and it brought the rubber back to life.
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08-29-2012, 03:33 AM #22
Duct tape? Really?
09-17-2012, 06:34 PM #23
I have to duct tape my left hand shoe to avoid getting a hole. Other than that I just tend to Air them after each session.
Really need new insoles though, the Yonex stock ones have gone paper thin after 4 months or so.
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