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    This thread has now ripened for a few months.
    May I ask for a review of the shoe from those who bought them in May?
    Are you still fans? Is the width still comfortable?

    I am contemplating the unforgivable sin of buying shoes online.
    My friendly neighbourhood orthotist says that my shoes are just too narrow. But there are only 2-3 court shoes available in the stores here, and no Yonex.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default ^^Can you..^^

    ..order one from one of the trusted Yonex-rep BCers here??..maybe master silentheart can send you a pair, since he has YY connection??..

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    I ordered a pair of these shoes online (always so dangerous).

    They are pretty, lightweight and have a good grip.

    But they are not wide across the metatarsals. The toebox is square, which is nice. But across the "knuckles" of the toes, the insole width is absolutely the same as any other shoe.

    So if you are a duck-footed geezer headed toward bunion-land....it's always best to try before you buy.

    (That being said, I'm keeping these things because of their other charms.)

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    is the SHB80W still available? esp Hong Kong?

    thx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    is the SHB80W still available? esp Hong Kong?

    thx.
    In Japan the SHB80W has been replaced by the SHB81W and SHB81WM. Perhaps you would want to give the new models a try? Otherwise I strongly recommend the SHB200WM (for more cushioning and lateral grip which I find the SHB80W lacks thereof).

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    kwun,

    Shuttlehouse still has some in their clearance section. They are only about $70US.
    Hopefully they have some left your size.

    I bought a couple based on this thread. Despite my comments above about them not being as wide as I expected, they actually 'play' very well and I've had no complaints.
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    i love my SHB80W. but unfortunately it is reaching the end of its life. i can already reach the inner sole from the left-toe hole. it has served me well for more than a year of 2-3 times a week play. one of the most comfortable and feet fitting shoes i have worn.

    unfortunately, shuttlehouse don't have anything in my size. i will have to try dig up my HK contacts...

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    thanks to kindness of a BC member who sold me his spare, now i am a proud owner of a pair of brand new SHB80W! (looks like JP as well!)
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    I like how gorgeous it looks. Not flashy at all.

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    i'm surprised it looks exactly like my ultima 80 pro shoes except the 'power cushion' logo on the heel area of the mid sole. i thought the ultima 80 is the cheap copy of SHB-85. but it appears that it was totaly copied from this shoe. also the fitment of the ultima seems to fit my rather large feet

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