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03-28-2008, 01:03 AM #18
As others have stated badminton shoes unfortunately do not last long, although the sole looks fine the padding/cushion between the insole and gum will have compacted. I thought changing the insole would help make the shoe last a bit longer but I'm afraid it doesn't especially if you play on a hard gym floor. Its best to just change the shoe completely rather than risk injuring your legs.
My pair of badminton shoes probably lasted 6-9 months but then again I only play on hard gym floors and tend to play a lot of jump smashes cause i play alot of mens doubles. (Playing on sprung wooden floor might cause your shoes to last a bit longer.)
It may seems alot of money to spend on changing shoes every 6 months or so, for example Yonex SHB 100 MX are around £52 online here in the UK, so £104 for a years worth of badminton. Sure for some it may seems alot spend if you're short on cash but i would pay that price rather than causing myself permanent injury to my legs in the long run. After all you spend alot of time on your feet/legs, do what you can to take care of them, if not you might not be playing much of any sport let alone badminton.
03-29-2008, 04:14 PM #19
Mine last about 6 months to 1 year..i play badminton quite rapidly..The only thing that a good shoe will wear is the ground sole..esp the left one,around the foot thumb position.
03-30-2008, 07:02 AM #20
Woah, what the hell?! I've had my yonex SHB 90 for 2 years now. I play regularly about twice a week for 4 hours in total. I haven't noticed any of the compressing of the cushion others have talked about. To me the grip still looks good, bit harder/dry but not really worn down and they prevent any injuries, what more do you want? The only problem I had was the insoles which had a big hole worn in them! But replace that and as good as new no?
03-30-2008, 07:09 AM #21
for me, most shoes will last only 6-8 months. because i'm too heavy, causing the cushioning to go bust sooner than most people.
03-30-2008, 07:34 AM #22
all this talk about shoes lasting X months or X years means nothing. you should be asking how many hours of actual play time the shoes last for. some people play 2 hours a week, whereas some play 10 hours. it's not inconceivable then that the former's shoes will last about 4-5 times longer than the latter's, so that's a far better measure.
03-30-2008, 08:32 AM #23
Shoes to last.
I used to play almost 5 to 6 times per week if I am not outstation. Bought Asics(4),Mizuno(2),Yonex(3). I am getting a warning from my wife bcos my shoes closet are filled with my badminton and sport shoes.There are four pairs in China. Well, I use to rotate in wearing those shoes, same as using my rackets.Forgot how long it lasts but definitely more than 1 yr.
I dont sell shoes if I find them uncomfortable or unsuitable. Just pass it to my brother or museum it.
03-30-2008, 10:42 AM #24
my copy brand shoe lasted only 2 months =.=
now its starting to lose traction
03-30-2008, 10:51 AM #25
My 99LTD lasted me 2 years before it started to tear. Now i am using the 100LTD.
03-30-2008, 05:33 PM #26
you know...if yonex shoes would last sooo much longer if they sold power cushions individually >_>...but then again, it's a business...my 100MXs have lasted me 2 monthes now, and my cushion already has been close to flattened...my previous shoes were before my higher level training, and i had RBK court shoes with Dr. Sholl's insoles LOL...2 pairs of them lasted me 3-4 years...
03-30-2008, 06:39 PM #27
However on my new shoes, the insole also has hole and after replacing the insole, the new insole just last 2 months and has hole right through again
03-30-2008, 06:48 PM #28
for best perofrmance shoes should really be replaced more frequently than what most players do (it is of course also an economic issue)...
03-30-2008, 09:27 PM #29
03-31-2008, 02:16 PM #30
03-31-2008, 07:14 PM #31
03-31-2008, 07:46 PM #32
Superfeet insoles are quite expensive, though, at least judging from their site, they're $39.99 USD.
04-01-2008, 01:08 AM #33
05-23-2008, 07:43 AM #34
how long do your shoes last?
my pair of badminton shoes, have lasted less then a year, I mean they still work, but they have gone very flimsy in terms of support, there feels like there is no support as the material is all worn out, is this what I am to expect, to change shoes every year, as that seems a lot of money...
The sole is still perfect, which is why I am confused!
I've been trying out new shoes at my shop, they definately feel better, a lot more sturdy
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