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Thread: First shoes - ok?
06-05-2006, 08:16 PM #1
First shoes - ok?
well i've been reading HEAPS of threads about shoes, because i've been playing in old runners, and i know thats a really bad idea. Problem is, i live in australia (where we can't really buy baddy stuff easily) and i'm also not that good (so i don't want to spend hundreds of dollars if i can help it, though i'm not going to be stingy).
so i went to my local sportsmart (which is one of the only places that has court shoes at all) and they only had about 7 models, one of which was a badminton-specific shoe (a Yonex something, but it didn't fit me well).
i ended up getting some Prince court shoes - they were wide enough (i don't have narrow feet, the Mizuno court shoes were a bit squishy) and they are court shoes which is obviously better than runners.
is there any way to tell if they'll be good or not? since its my first pair i don't know what to look for, but they fit well and are quite comfy. I had to pay AU$100 which is about $75US but that was the 2nd cheapest pair as well!!!
here's a photo of them, don't know if you can tell anything about them from it, but i'm feeling a little insecure that i may have bought bad ones! I wish i could order over the net but i think without trying them on its a bit foolish.
thanks a LOT!
06-05-2006, 09:43 PM #2
It looks quite nice. Looking forward to your review on them
06-07-2006, 12:40 PM #3
these looks just fine espeically if u r just switching from runners
a good pair of normal court shoe should get the job done.
It should give u the proper grip and the sole is lower
reducing yr risk to sprint an ankle.
As u graduatly improve and the sport is getting more and more intense
u will naturally want more outta the shoe and u will know when's
a right time to invest in a more hardcore badminton shoes..
Just like how ppl will gear toward more advanced rackets in time.
But i believe these one will serve u well for a good long time
06-07-2006, 06:00 PM #4
hi guys, thanks for the replies.
i actually just swapped them for some SHB-68's.
the reason is that while those ones DID fit pretty well and seem ok, i thought it's probably better to get a badminton-specific shoe if i can, and i found a little racquetsports shop that had 4 models, and the 68s fit well (and were only $70 instead of the $100 i had spent).
but thanks anyway.
(i guess there won't be a review for these after all!).
By Disillusioned in forum Clothing & FootwearReplies: 11: 05-12-2009, 04:21 AM